Bathrooms don’t look brand-new forever. They go through a lot of wear and tear and need some TLC every once in a while. Here are three great ways to brighten it a bit.

1) Clean the mineral deposits in the sinks, tubs, etc. A mixture of borax and lemon juice works great or you can buy a specialty cleaner.
2) Replace the faucets with some shiny new ones. It will work wonders.
3) Cut out old caulk, clean out any mildew or scum you can see, and apply new caulk.

These are some basic steps, but they can really help transform your bathroom. All three steps can cost as little as $50 and only take 3 to 4 hours total. The next few steps would be to apply a new coat of paint and some different light fixtures. If you have any more tips or hints to add about upgrading a bathroom, you can leave them in the comments section below.

Credit: Popular Mechanics