5 Simple Ways to Modernize Your Bath

Without a major renovation, it might not be possible to create the minimalist, modern bath of your dreams, but you can get pretty darn close by making these low-effort, big-impact changes.


Ditch the traditional floor-mount toilet in favor of a model that mimics the look of a tankless wall-mount. DIY the installation of Geberit's Monolith using a pencil, drill, hand saw, file, screwdriver, and caulk-that's all you need! No expensive new plumbing required.


Available in red, white, or black as part of Kontextür's Hanging Line collection, silicone bands are an innovative method of hanging bath towels and toilet tissue in a visually interesting, lightweight way.

3. Mirror, Mirror

Install a surface-mount medicine cabinet to gain storage and achieve clutter-free look. Shown here in a white, powder coat finish, the Pharmacy cabinet from Restoration Hardware boasts an appealing combination of modern lines and classic details.

4. Quick Change

American Standard has simplified what used to be so very uncomfortable and time-consuming: faucet replacement. An avid DIYer using the Speed Connect system is able to complete a switch-out in no time, making it easier than ever to match the faucet to other modern touches around the room.

5. Lighten Up

An inconspicuous porcelain light fixture finished with a mirrored incandescent bulb is the ultimate minimalist statement. The Hannah fixture by Rejuvenation is clean, simple, and elegant.

For more on bathroom remodeling, consider:

15 Ways to Create a Spa Bath at Home
Nate Berkus on Updating a Dated Bath
9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design