The Property Brothers stuck around on Thursday to share DIY ways to update one of the most common home renovation projects: the bathroom. Drew and Jonathan Scott shared four ways to update a bathroom’s style without its losing character — or big bucks.
One affordable way to update your existing bathtub is by adding bead-board paneling around it. The Property Brothers outlined the steps to make this happen using waterproof PVC material:
- Measure the tub’s height.
- Build an outside frame using pocket screws.
- Cut the bead board to size.
- Attach the bead board using PVC glue and screws.
- Use a caulk gun to add silicone in gaps between the panel and the tub.
- Allow the materials to dry for 24 hours after installation.
The bathroom mirror is often the décor residents look at the most in a bathroom, so make yours look good. One easy way to do so is to add molding around the mirror. Simply pick up some molding at a hardware store and, using a caulking gun, generously apply liquid nails to the molding and attach it to the mirror.
Molding also comes in handy when updating cabinets. Purchase molding at a hardware store and use pin nails or glue to attach it to your cabinets. Allow the pieces to dry overnight, then give the cabinets and molding a few coats of fresh paint.
It seems that we’re always looking for more storage in the bathroom, so the Property Brothers spilled a few ways to create storage where you have none. A few options include:
- Add a tall, narrow storage unit.
- Use storage containers to place in the storage unit to store — and hide — any miscellaneous items.
- Store your most-used items on the shelves that are most easily within reach.
- Decide what really needs to be stored in your bathroom. Items like extra toilet paper rolls and shower cleaner can be stored in a hallway closet instead.
This article was originally published Mar. 19, 2015 at 11:40 a.m. ET.