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With millions of people across Canada staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s a great time to tackle some DIY bathroom renovation projects.

But, let’s not get too ambitious, here.

Just some light DIY bathroom renovation projects. 

Our definition of a light DIY project is one that you can install yourself making it easier to complete while being quarantined. We want these projects to be manageable to keep you stress-free and able to enjoy a fresh look without too much hassle.

But, this doesn’t mean that your project won’t have an impact. Sometimes the small, strategic upgrades can make a huge difference in the feel of your bathroom. It’s all in the details.

We’re here to make it easy – our team is fully equipped with experts to provide you customized advice. If you want more DIY renovation ideas but within your specific bathroom dimensions, design or budget please submit a contact form inquiry and we’ll be happy to help!

But if you want some basics let’s get right into it.

3 Easy DIY Bathroom Renovation Ideas That Make An Impact

1. Shower Head with Hand Shower Integration

If you are looking to freshen up your shower, a great way to maximize design and functionality is with a shower that integrates a shower head and hand shower.

It gives you the option to detach the shower to use as a handheld feature.

It’s an easy upgrade. Just attach the diverter, that routes water to the shower head, to the shower arm and hand-tighten. 

Moen 26112 Engage Magnetix Magnetic 6-Function Handheld Shower Head - Chrome

One of the most popular models is Magnetix™ handheld showers by Moen because they include magnetic docking allowing for easy release. Plus, they securely snap back into place.

The Magnetix™ includes six unique spray functions for a customized experience.

moen magnetix shower head

DELTA 58472 In2ition H2Okinetic 4-Setting Two-In-One Hand Shower/Shower Head - Chrome

A similar product is the Delta In2ition H2Okinetic Shower. It comes with a detachable hand shower which can be used separately from or simultaneously with the shower head.

The big benefit, and what it is know for, is the H2Okinetic spray that sculpts water into a unique wave pattern giving you 3X the coverage of a standard shower head.

And, if you are indecisive, you can choose to have water streaming from the shower head only, the hand shower only, or both the shower head and hand shower at once.


2.  LED-Lighted Mirror for Better Lighting and Modern Feel

A lighted mirror adds a luxurious, hotel-feel to your bathroom. It adds an aura of light that looks natural and contributes to a more open space.

Backlit mirrors won’t cast shadows because they emit an even amount of light all around you. They are a makeup lover’s best friend, but also useful for shaving or styling hair because they don’t cast shadows like traditional overhead lighting.

Because they use LED lights, rather than incandescent ones, backlit mirrors use much less energy and last longer than ordinary lightbulbs would.

Kalia MR1667-500-001 Profila Illuminated Bathroom Mirror 30" X 38

kalia led lighted mirror

This LED-lighted mirror is from Canadian company Kalia. It includes:
  • 2-tone Touch Switch (3000k and 5000k)
  • Centered Anti-fog system
  • Reversible
  • Anodized aluminum frame
  • Two installation choices: Keyhole or Z-Bar
  • Mirror thickness: 4 mm
  • Total thickness: 44 mm +/-1 mm (1 3/4")
  • Power: 45 W
  • Input: 120 V
  • Dimmable: No
  • Lumens: 2500 lm
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Duravit LM786700000 Illuminated Mirror 39-3/8

duravit led lighted mirror

Another top selling option is this illuminated mirror by Duravit.

It features:

  • LED dual light fields
  • external switch
  • mirrors require a GFCI 110 V 60 Hz power source
  • flat plug will be supplied with mirror
  • LED (life span > 30,000 hours)
  • LED module permanently enclosed
  • LED module 4000 kelvin light color
  • 20 Watt


3.   Update Bathroom Accessories in Bold Finishes Like Matte Black or Gold

The major bathroom design trend for 2019 was definitely – finishes. A finish is, essentially, the metal colour of your bathroom fixtures.

It’s a great way to personalize a design by using fixtures with a bold finish.

The two most popular fixture finishes in 2019 were matte black and gold.

If you didn’t know now you know.

It has been the biggest request from new customers – people are looking for versatile fixtures in the hottest finishes.

Some brands have coined their own term for their gold finishes – for e.g. Delta calls it “Champagne Bronze”, Moen’s is “Brushed Gold” and Brizo's is “Luxe Gold.”

Bold finishes add a contemporary feel. And, there are simple ways you can add them.

An easy way to add a bold bathroom accessory for your DIY renovation project is to add smaller pieces such as a towel bar, robe hook or toilet paper holder. These can update a bathroom design with very minimal installation time required.

Moen YB0402BL Align Swivel Double Robe Hook - Matte Black

We’re huge fans of the Align® collection by Moen.

The clean, simple lines bring striking, modern style to any design.

Adding an accessory such as a robe hook offers more functionality paired with maximum impact of the on-trend matte black finish.

moen robe hook black

Brizo 691835-GL Litze 18" Towel Bar - Luxe Gold

The favourite collection of the interior designer. The Litze® collection by Brizo melds innovative engineering and artistry to strike a balance that is equally at home in modern classic environments and urban industrial spaces.

This towel bar adds instant glamour in the Luxe Gold finish. It acts as an accent to your bathroom, especially in white spaces that could use a bit of sparkle.

brizo litze shower bar gold


If you are looking for customized recommendations for your DIY bathroom renovation, reach out to our plumbing experts and send us a message. We’re happy to help make this an easy shopping process!

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