These Easy Bathroom Swaps Can Be Done in One Weekend

Without spending a lot of time or money, you can have a bathroom that feels brand new.

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April 20, 2023

A bathroom or guest bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your house but also one of the least updated rooms. With bedrooms or living rooms, it’s easy to refresh the space with some beautiful decor and a quick spring clean, but that’s not so easily done with a bathroom. In fact, you say bathroom makeovers and a whole range of other things come to mind: like expensive contractors, drilling and plumbing costs, for instance. But you can make the most out of a weekend and do some bathroom swaps that will update the feeling of the space without spending a ton of money. Some of these swaps will require some simple DIY-ing — like learning how to turn the water or the electricity off — but most will take the span of a few hours and will still manage to completely transform the room. After some of these quick changes, put out some fresh towels, swap out your shower curtain and add some new decorative soap, and your bathroom is bound to look brand new. Here are our picks for the easy bathroom swaps that can truly be done in one weekend:


If you measure your existing faucet and taps, it’s actually not that hard to replace them with new ones, and those new faucets will make your bathroom look brand new. Essentially, you can turn off your water lines and use a few tools you likely already have at home, and the process should take just over an hour. Learn how to replace your faucet in minutes.


Swapping out the knobs on your vanity will be a quick way to upgrade your bathroom and tie everything in the space together. You can match the finish of your faucet or try bold colors to add eye-catching detail to an otherwise plain vanity.


If you don’t have a recessed medicine cabinet, hanging up a new mirror on a bathroom wall is an incredibly easy job. And since builder’s grade mirrors aren’t exactly mounted with aesthetics in mind, this is a great option to jazz up the space and make things look a bit spruced up.

Vanity Lights

Vanity lights will require some DIYing that has to do with electricity, but once you turn off the electricity in the bathroom it’s pretty easy to do if you already have wiring in the bathroom. Some of these are simply gorgeous and will be well worth the time spent learning how to install them.


New showerheads are a must-have if you’re interested in tackling a weekend bathroom project because they’ll look gorgeous and also basically turn your bathroom into a spa. The showerheads that usually come with bathrooms most likely have weak pressure and look a bit plain, so swap it out with a rain showerhead for the best shower of your life or something in matte silver or gold for a bathroom that’ll feel like a hotel.

Towel Bars

Again, this will take a visit to your toolbox but it’ll be worth it: if your faucet, showerhead and towel bars all have beautiful new finishes, your bathroom will look brand new. Snag some decorative towels for extra effect.


If your bathroom is feeling cluttered, try out some beautiful floating shelves so you can store and display things like hand towels, jars of cotton swabs, hair or skin products you use daily and perfumes or sprays. Your bathroom will feel more organized because it will be more organized.

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