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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 2-4 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

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The MR Direct Team


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Some Simple Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget
August 24, 2018

So, you’re sick of your bathroom’s tired appearance, but the money is just not there to remodel. It’s true, renovations can be costly, but there are some very inexpensive ways to freshen up the bath until you can afford a major makeover.

The easiest option is to paint. A fresh coat on the walls and ceiling will always wake up a room. But it doesn’t have to stop there. You might want to paint that faded vanity, or that worn shelving, or the trim around the windows and floor. Speaking of floors, did you know you can get durable, specialty paints to cover almost any type of flooring?

How about replacing that drab faucet or showerhead with a shiny new one? Often this move alone can help eliminate any grungy feeling in a room. The bonus is that new fixtures are more water efficient, saving you money over time.

You can brighten things up with a new light. If the room has been feeling dull, find a multiple light fixture. If it’s been too bright, consider smaller mood lights to create a soft ambiance. And pick something with style!

Here are a few ideas that might seem insignificant, but their impact will surprise you. Get a new shower curtain; something bright, elegant, or just fun. Swap out the knobs and pull handles on cabinet doors and drawers. Replace your toilet seat; you’ll find them in several colors and materials. Add or replace hooks, towel rods, switch plates, and soap trays; even flush levers are available in unique styles. Hang some artwork. And, de-clutter! Any of these minor updates might be all that you need.

For a bit more money, you can tackle more significant changes. The toilet can be replaced. Today’s models are more stylish, efficient, and comfortable. A new vanity can be installed, or maybe just the top replaced. A vessel-style sink would make a design statement all its own. New vinyl tile can be laid right on top of a worn floor. And a noisy, clogged exhaust fan can be upgraded.

Plan ahead and keep it simple. Envision color combinations and how the room elements can unify the overall décor or add an accent. And relax; it doesn’t all have to be done at once. Make these changes as time and money allows.