This goes double for guest or secondary baths, which can be last on the list of priorities when it comes to spending money. But there are a few cost-effective upgrades that can dramatically enhance the usability and enjoyability of your bath, and they begin with the shower. Whether or not you’re ready to rip out a wall and install a sophisticated multi-head system with programmable lights, steam and full spa options, you can transform the way the water falls and, in some cases, you can even approximate a sophisticated overhaul without touching your walls. Even something as simple as a new shower head can seriously improve your morning experience, giving you a refreshed sense of the space and an easy pick-me-up while you plan for a bigger project. Who knows: you might find one of the following fixes is enough by itself—giving you something to sing about, in the place you do your best singing.
It might seem insignificant, but a new shower head will do wonders in terms of providing you with a new shower experience for very little investment. More than that, you should be replacing your shower head regularly anyway (especially if you live in a property with hard water) as calcium deposits, scale and impurities can build up, leaving your shower head less effective and your water less than lovely. Consider something like Kohler’s Exhale shower head. The company’s Katalyst air-induction design creates large, full drops in any one of four very different experiences: full coverage, drenching rain, pulsating massage and silk spray, selectable via easily turning the head. Whichever head you choose, remember to pick up some plumber’s tape as well. That, the shower head, and a few minutes is all you’ll need for one of the easiest DIY projects there is.