When you want to make an improvement to your home, there is no better place to start than the bathroom. After all, there isn’t a day that goes by when you won’t enter your bathroom. When you take the time to improve your bathroom, it really helps to improve your overall quality of life as well as the value of your home. However, not every bathroom remodeling project is one that you can tackle by yourself. You have to be smart and take on bathroom remodeling projects that you can handle. Here is a look at three bathroom upgrades that you can do yourself.

1. Improve the Bathroom Lighting

One thing that scares some people about bathroom remodeling is the thought of being forced to tackle plumbing projects. However, there are several DIY bathroom remodeling projects you can do without coming near the plumbing. One of the best non-plumbing bathroom remodeling choices is to improve the lighting.

There are so many great ways that you can change up the lighting in your bathroom. You can add some LED lighting strips around your mirror. You can add pendant lights in front of the mirror, which will reflect light off the mirror and really brighten the room. If you want to go all-out, think about adding a chandelier to your bathroom for a touch of elegance.

2. Add a Pedestal Sink

If you are not afraid to do a little plumbing work, then one of the best DIY projects in the bathroom is to add a pedestal sink. A pedestal sink is not very hard to install, and it really adds a nice look to the bathroom. As well as the attractive look that pedestal sinks have, they are very practical as well. Pedestal sinks have a much smaller footprint than traditional sinks, which really opens up the floor space inside the bathroom when you install them.

3. Upgrade Your Shower or Tub

If you are very handy and good with plumbing, then you may want to tackle installing a brand-new tub or shower. If you go this route, think about installing a steam shower, soaking tub or whirlpool bath to add luxury to the bathroom.

However, many folks are not comfortable tackling a DIY project so complex. Luckily, you can upgrade your bathtub or shower without putting in a new one. If you want to instantly breathe new life into an old tub or shower, then you can simply reglaze it. Reglazing is a chemical process in which a glaze binds with the existing surface to create a new protective surface that will look brand-new and be highly durable.

These three projects are all great ways that you can add new life to your bathroom. The key to upgrading your bathroom is to pick a project that you can afford and tackle by yourself. When you take the time and effort to undertake a DIY bathroom remodeling job, it will provide you with a lot of happiness. Not only will it make your bathroom look great, but you will also enjoy the satisfaction of completing a project with your own two hands.

John Wildes is the owner of Rub a Dub Tub Reglazing and has a passion for home improvement, especially in kitchens and bathrooms.