Bathroom Essentials for First Apartment

bathroom essentials for first apartment

Bathroom Essentials for First Apartment

bathroom essentials for first apartment

Shower curtain

shower curtain

The shower curtain is one of the most important pieces of bathroom furniture you can add to your space. It’s there not only for privacy, but also for aesthetic purposes. If you have a small bathroom, a shower curtain can help give it some personality and make it feel more spacious.

Of course, there are several types available:

  • Shower curtains come in fabric or vinyl options (the latter being more affordable). Fabric curtains tend to be thicker than vinyl ones—so if you’re looking for something heavy duty and durable but also want something that will last longer than just one season (or even two), this might be best option for you!
  • There are also shower caps available that allow water droplets off when used with a hose attachment on top; this saves time since no need worrying about cleaning up after bathing each day!

Wall-mounted faucet

Wall-mounted faucet

A wall-mounted faucet is a great choice for your first apartment. It’s easy to install and can be used for multiple purposes, such as washing hands or filling pots. You can also use it as a pull-out faucet, which means that when you need to get something from the sink (like an extra plate) you just pull out the handle instead of turning it off.

If you want something simple and sleek but still fun, then consider buying one of these handheld shower heads: they’ll help make washing up easier while providing some extra space in your bathroom!

Caulk around sink base

Caulk around your sink base. You can use silicone caulk, a caulking gun or a caulk knife to get the job done. However, if you’re using a tube of silicone on its own and don’t have access to an air compressor or other source of compressed air (such as in some cars), make sure to let it dry thoroughly before proceeding!

Marble tiles

Marble tiles are a great way to add a splash of color to your bathroom. They’re also durable and easy to clean, so you don’t have to worry about them being damaged over time.

Wall hooks

Wall hooks are a handy way to hang towels, robes, and other items. They can also be used to hang your laundry baskets or even a dryer sheet dispenser.

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up the look of your bathroom, wall hooks are an easy way to do it!

Decorative towel bars

You can add a touch of style and flair to your bathroom with decorative towel bars. They’re easy to install, easy to remove and clean, easy to maintain—and they are also pretty much maintenance-free!

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to make your bathroom look nicer without spending much money on materials or labor costs (or if you just want something different), then consider installing some decorative towel bars in place of the standard ones.


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I know many of y’all reading this book right now are thinking, “Sure she’s just a girl. What can she tell me that I don’t already know? Maybe more mundane details about all the stuff I already have.” But, dear reader, let me tell you something: there is a LOT you can learn from looking at what other people have done and then doing it yourself. And when it comes to aesthetics—and who doesn’t want to make their home look prettier?—there is no one better to learn from than on-the-ground builders like my sister. My biggest takeaways from her? Follow this advice: 1) buy white paint because it’s cheap and covers more area than dark colors; 2) add color by painting (my sister says for style purposes she prefers light colors and richly textured patterns); 3) wall the bookcases in your living room higher than normal so they won’t crowd the floor; 4) don’t use carpet! Even in an apartment with hardwood floors! It looks tacky! Pile rugs are overrated anyway, plus they’re easy to walk on and easy to clean; 5) avoid using puffy paint like faux silk or lacquer if you can, because they require several coats of paint. So even though I’ve never painted a house before—and I do admit that some things are beyond my art skills—I’m still learning so much from my sis!

On design: ‘Faux’ vs. ‘Real’ vs. ‘Modern’

2/4/16 11:32 AM . . . What’s the difference between faux silk wallpaper and real cotton print wallpaper? Faux means fake, as in plastic instead of fabric. Real means true wood paneling or fabrics with natural fiber content such as cotton or wool

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