Bathroom renovations add value to your home, making any amount of money spent on the project an investment. Some homeowners can recoup the majority if not all the expense of the renovation.
Before beginning any work create a project budget by deciding the total amount of money you will be able to spend for renovations. This figure will determine your options and help decide how best to distribute the funds to get the most out of every dollar. Depending on your skill level, you can stretch your dollars further by completing many bathroom projects yourself. When hiring a professional, such as a contractor, decide how much of your budget will go towards the cost of labor.
Upgrade Your Shade
A fresh coat of paint is a quick and inexpensive project which can instantly update the overall appearance of the room. Ever changing temperature and humidity levels in bathrooms make them more susceptible to mildew and mold issues. Special bathroom paint is best to use due to the mold resistant features, otherwise the highest quality paint should be chosen.
Add Miles to Your Tiles
Avoid expensive projects such as replacing the tub or tile. Over time the slimy grime that attaches to seals eventually makes your bathroom look dirty and old. A new coat of caulk around the tub and sink instantly provides a refreshingly clean look. Similarly, you can easily renew the appearance of tile by thoroughly scrubbing the grout. Requiring little skill these are among the cheapest and quickest projects to complete during renovations. Quickly achieve the eye-catching results your seeking for a much more desirable price.
Touch Up, Don’t Bust Up
Avoid expensive and disruptive projects involving your pipes. Simply updating fixtures such as the shower head or sink faucet can provide the upgrade you’re seeking for a fraction of the cost. If working properly, you can give your toilet a makeover while saving a pretty penny. Since there is no need to remove the bowl itself you can inexpensively add a modern touch by installing a new seat and lid.
It’s All in the Details
Consider updating accent pieces, such as light covers, light fixtures, knobs, towel racks and mirrors. These inexpensive changes can instantly update the style of the room. Accent pieces can be found at a variety of locations and vary greatly in price. A little creativity and ingenuity can stretch your budget even further by refinishing, or simply acquiring used pieces for little to no cost.