Magazine article Sunset

Upgrade Your Bathroom

Magazine article Sunset

Upgrade Your Bathroom

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Just how big an upgrade? That depends on you. Try on these personality profiles for Size BY EMILY HSIEH

THE SHOPPER "I can hang a new shower curtain, but anything more hardcore... well, isn't that what landlords are for?"

SHOWER CURTAIN

Bamboo flowers silhouetted on 100% cotton. $39; westelm.com

HANDTOWELS

Made in Tunisia, imported via L.A. from J20 each; lostaná foundshofi.com

SOAP DISH

Wine bottles, bulletin boards - now there's another use for the versatile cork tree. $12; schoolhouseelectric.com

CYPRESS STOOL

This works equally weLL in the sauna or shower. 10 ½ x 6 ½X 7 1/8 in.; $64; the Gardene, Berkeley; 510/548-4545.

BATH MAT

Made with vetiver, it's naturally aromatic - just walk on it. 36 X 24 in.; $42; zendeluxe.com

TANK TRAY

For corraling stray tchotchkes; enameled iron. 133/4x6]/4Ín.;$77; cb2.com

HAMPER

Toss it all into this 20V2-in.-high canvas bin. Ji4S; greenhouse designstudio.com

WASTEBASKET

Made of warp-proofed bamboo. 13 in. high; 40; simplehumon.com

THE DIY-ER "I'm not fazed by Allen wrenches plumbing tape-just hand me that level and stand back"'

ALUMINUM ROBE HOOK

For when you really need aspare hand, or two. $48; at Anthropologie stores.

MAGAZINERACK + PAINT

Hang your reading material on the wall (wood composite and acrylic; 19% x 11 ¾ x 2 ½ in.; $50; cbz.com), which you've painted in Leisure Green (2035-60), using Benjamin Moore's low-VOC Aura Bath & Spa formulation ($S6/gollon; benjarnmrnoore.com).

PENDANT LIGHT

The Astron fixture adds 3. …

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