Savvy Ways to Update a Bathroom

Savvy Ways to Update a Bathroom

It is a well-known fact that the two most important areas for remodel are the bathroom and kitchen.  An outdated bathroom can scare away potential buyers as most do not want the daunting task of updating.  If your home or investment property needs a bathroom facelift, consider these tips for updating without breaking the bank.

Cut Back on Tile

Tile can be an attractive yet, expensive update to a bathroom.  You can save money without foregoing tile altogether.  Consider using tile only in highly used areas of the bathroom instead of all over.  If tile is what you must have, try saving money by using more expensive tile pieces as accents alongside an affordable neutral tile.

Be Thrifty with Your Countertops

It is easy to use up a large portion of the budget just to install bathroom counter tops.  This is especially true with the granite counter top trend.  Consider incorporating colorful options for accent as these options will be priced much better than the often sought out neutral tones.  Furthermore, you can find granite at extremely reduced prices if you are willing to deal with a few imperfections.  In the case of a bathroom countertop, you may be able to easily hide an imperfection within the basin of the sink or under the hardware, giving you beauty without sacrificing the budget.

Try Some New Paint

If you are looking for an instant new look, adding a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to freshen up your bathroom.  This is a very affordable way to add a new look.  Since the bathroom can often be an area that retains moisture, it may be a good idea to consider a mold and mildew resistant paint to help with this problem.

Small Updates Matter Most

Outdated fixtures can look dull and age the bathroom considerably.  It is wise to update facets, towel racks, and light fixtures to add new life to an outdated space.

Caulk and Grout

The caulk and grout can get dirty, gross, and even mildew covered overtime.  Take care to give these areas a good clean.  Consider redoing the caulk to add a clean fresh look to your space.

Restore the Tub

Replacing the entire shower/tub unit can be extremely costly.  Consider refinishing your tub or even installing a new liner.  This can give your old shower the facelift it needs without breaking the bank.  Besides, who doesn’t love to prevent extra waste!

Add a New VanityA new vanity can quickly modernize an older bathroom.  It is currently trendy to purchase vanities that are made from old dressers.  If you are a DIY person, you can do this yourself with any dresser you choose.  Simply cut out the back for plumbing, as well as an insert on top for the sink.