Bathroom renovation is one of those projects that can increase the value of your house. The average remodeling cost for a bathroom may vary between $10,500 and $26,000. Adding a new bathroom to your home, also adds value.
Before renovating your bathroom, it is essential to determine your budget. If your budget is low, stick to cosmetic changes only, such as a new sink, new paint, and classic clawfoot bathtubs. With more money to spend, you may focus on significant changes, such as a shower, new tiles, a window, etc. If you want to make changes to your bathroom, here are some inexpensive remodeling ideas.
If you want to hire a contractor to remove old tiles and replace with new and updated tiles, it can be expensive. To decrease your expense, reduce the number of tiles, and focus on the high-impact areas. Give attention to the floor and walls of the shower. Outside of the shower, only tile a horizontal strip along the wall,and save money by painting the remaining space.
If you want to give an artistic touch to your bathroom, you might want to invest in a small amount of exquisite tiles on a feature wall.
Save Money on Counter Tops
Granite countertops are a popular trend for bathroom counters. As compared to kitchen counters, bathroom counters are small, so they will cost less. Note, there are colors and patterns of granite that are more costly. To save money, consider other colors. You will still have a beautiful, enduring bath countertop
Also, a granite slab with imperfections can be cheaper. You can manage these imperfections near faucets or sink.
Now in vogue is using old dressers as sink pedestals. This can be a beautiful option that will save money.
If you have the money, consider updating drawer pulls, sink faucets, towel racks, and light fixtures. With these small investments, you can change the overall look of your bathroom. To update your bathtub, you will need a considerable amount of money.
With a limited budget, you can consider repainting a bathroom. That will give a new look to your bathroom, but it takes patience and time to paint a bathroom.
Mildew and mold can develop easily in a bathroom, so when painting invest in high-quality paint with a satin finish. Special bathroom paint which is resistant to mold and mildew would be the best to use. It can save you money in the future, by not having moisture issues to contend with
Freshen Grout and Caulk
People often overlook caulk and grout. If it gets grimy and unsightly, you have to clean it with a small brush and special cleaners. By adding a new line of caulk around the sink and tub and scrubbing the grout, you can increase sparkle in the bathroom. It is an inexpensive way to give a fresh, clean look to your bathroom.
Redo Shower or Bath
You may find it costly to replace an old shower or tub. For this reason, consider professional relining services. Refinishing can be expensive for sinks and showers as compared to replacement.Also, avoid refinishing vintage and old pieces.
If you want to save money on showers and toilets, one option is to purchase used items. Numerous online resale sites, like Craigslist and eBay, allow you to find used fixtures.
Moreover, you must not ignore the environment before redesigning a bathroom. Shower heads, sinks, and toilets with low-flow will help you to save money and conserve water. Buying repurposed or used items can be a good decision for the environment.