4 Simple Bathroom Remodel Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank
When you own a home, the list of things you want to "do" to never seems to end. What starts out as a new piece of furniture turns into two new pieces, then three! Next thing you know, you a have a new living room, new paint, new carpet, and a pretty big bill.
Freshening up areas in your home doesn't have to break the bank and can be very affordable while making your home more appealing. Here are a few ideas for giving your bathroom a little facelift that won't cost you an arm and a leg (especially if you decide to do the work yourself) and are perfect winter and early spring projects.
1. Tile Work
New tile can be very expensive, especially when you consider the cost of a contractor to lay out the tile for you. Consider limiting the amount of tile in your bathroom by focusing on high-impact areas such as the floor.
You could also use a less expensive tile design. Of course, the fancier the tile, the more expensive it will be. Try using more expensive tile as accent pieces alongside the less expensive ones. You'll be able to save some money while still incorporating some of the fancier stuff.
2. Counter Tops
The trend for bathroom countertops usually include granite or marble, and since the size of most bathroom countertops tend to be smaller as compared to those used in kitchens, the cost seems small already. To save even more, consider looking at various color choices and slabs with imperfections.
Granite pieces that are neutral in color are more popular, which means they are also going to be more expensive. Consider alternative colors that will still look nice, but that you hadn't previously considered. This is your chance to get creative!
3. A Fresh Coat
A great way to give your bathroom (or any room, really) a new look without spending a lot of money is giving it a fresh coat of paint, re-caulking the lines around the tub and sink, and cleaning the grout between your tiles. You'll be surprised how these three things will spruce up your bathroom and keep money in your pocket.
4. Fixture Updates
Consider updating the bathroom's light fixtures, racks, and drawer hardware. While these changes may seem small or insignificant, they can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your bathroom. You don't have to buy the top of the line fixtures. There are plenty of companies that make designs similar to more expensive brands for a fraction of the cost.
Reviving the look and feel of your bathroom doesn't have to be a total overhaul. By making our suggested changes, however small, you can refresh the look and use the money you've saved toward your next remodel project. Don't forget to be creative and have fun!
If you're in need of some help with design ideas to revamp your home, call Kim today at 508.808.1149.