One of the things that means bathrooms stay the same, unchanged, year on year is the pervasive belief that if you can’t completely redo them, there’s nothing really that makes sense to do.

So far, so good – if it were true. Of course, it’s not; these rules of thumb so rarely are, especially those which double as an argument that nothing really needs to be done.

In this series, we’ll be looking at small changes to your bathroom that can make a very big difference.

Small Change #1: The Soap Dispenser

The Crosswater Central CE011C

f you’re anything like us – and you may well not be – you grew up with a bar of soap on a dish by the sink, or in one of the dips in the sink itself. The standard for decades has changed, however, as liquid soaps have become more and more popular; easier to keep track of, less likely to be lost as they get smaller, and you don’t get the same worrying sensation that you’re using more than you need.

Liquid soap and bars clearly both have their place, and these days which you choose is as much about the look and the feel of what you prefer as anything else, but while liquid soap has opened up a lot of options, one thing it by and large hasn’t done is solve the problem of where you put it – and the base of a soap bottle will often get sticky with soap, leaving a mark where it rests.

As good as the stuff is, that’s been one of the marks against it; it can make the presentation of your bathroom a little more difficult to swallow when guests drop by.

Fortunately for you, however, help is very much at hand, with a soap dispenser like the Crosswater Central CE011C. It’s wall-mounted, easy to refill, and with its tasteful and durable white ceramic design, it’ll set off almost any bathroom well.

Best of all, by installing it you solve the issue of soap residue and stains at one fell swoop while freeing up space around your sink.

Here’s an experiment you can try right now. Head up to your bathroom and take out all the soap you’ve got there. Quickly scrub the stains away. Now, head back to the door and walk in again.

You’ll immediately notice that just from that small change the place seems brighter, fresher, and as if it’s got more space – immediately. Go inside, approach the sink, and seen up close the difference is even bigger.

A small change can make a big difference. We offer the Crosswater Central CE011C for a little under thirty pounds; it can be with you in two days.

It doesn’t take much to brighten up your bathroom. Isn’t it time you started?