Bathroom Renovation Tips
Bathroom Renovation Tips
Who else needs a up-to-date / beautiful / convenient / luxurious / fill-in-the-blank bathroom? And who wants this on a microscopic budget? Simply follow these (easy-peasy) cash saving toilet update tips.
Maintain the Present bathroom footprint. If you're going for a whole bathroom remodel, have fun! Luxurious home spa-style bathrooms are extremely on trend at this time. Just remember: if you keep the footprint as is, by not changing your present floor plan, you will have the ability to spend less on redoing basic plumbing ... which means more for adorable bathroom tiles and accessories. Whee!
Insert one small luxury. Even if a complete scale bathroom renovation isn't in your budget (or you are renting and don't wish to invest huge bucks), try to incorporate at least one decorating touch that will make this much-used little room feel like an oasis. For some, that may be a newfangled showerhead, like a rain shower. Call me prissily pragmatic, however, but I would rather replace my throwback-to-the-80s oversize mirror (topped with 8 -- count 'em! -- lightbulbs) with plenty of lovely storage.
Pick cheaper lighting. Speaking of light, here's a simple route for dedicated money savers. We know, we know, recessed can lighting are so on-trend and all, but you can install fine wall- or ceiling-mounted lighting fixtures for around one-third of the purchase price.
Tile is a cardinal feature of pretty much every toilet we know. If it starts growing gloomy and dull, it makes the surrounding area appear old. Pep up tired tile with the glaze reapplied and the grout is redone. This works out to be a hell of a lot more affordable than purchasing and installing new tile from scratch.
Refinish the bathtub. Apart from its unattractive appearance, the worn-out surface of your tub can work as a dirt magnet. Have your current porcelain, cast iron, or fiberglass fixture refinished on the cheap, with a process of etching, priming, and spraying with tooth paint.
This might be the oldest trick in the budget house decorator's handbook and functions equally well in the toilet as it does in any other part of your dwelling. Do make sure you buy durable, higher quality, moisture-resistant paint, and ventilate the room well throughout the procedure.
Update, do not replace, your vanity cabinet. If the dressing table is in basically good shape -- only a bit unappealing -- haul out the paint can once more. Bling that baby up with some reasonably priced new hardware too (the subtle sheen of brushed brass appears contemporary right now) and voila! A quick bathroom update on a dime!
Setup a backsplash. Install a tile backsplash for enormous impact paired with nominal price. Practical and pretty, the backsplash will protect the wall behind your dressing table from (wait for it ...) splashes. Take an abysmal look for less by mingling a couple of statement-making, higher cost tiles with more moderate ones.
Save money over the long term, also. Do not focus your economizing efforts just on the instant, in terms of decreasing expense. If You're Going to install new toilet fixtures, if a matter of choice or of necessity, save cash on future utility bills by making sure that they are water-efficient