Posted: January 16, 2017 5:40 pm
Are you tired of staring at the same sink, shower, and faucet? Do you ever feel “over” your bathroom and want to change it? Update it? Make it unique? If so, remodeling is a great option for you. Spending years in the same house doesn’t meant the house should stay the same, it’s time to remodel your bathroom and make it something new, something fresh!
One of the myths about remodeling is that it will cost a fortune, causing many home owners to turn away from a project. There are plenty of updates you can make to your bathroom that are not only affordable, but will also provide you with the change you have been longing for.
Here are some great tips on how you can remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank!
Skip the granite.
Sure, granite countertops are nice, but you don’t have to use granite for your bathroom to be amazing. There are many other affordable options that provide the same look and feel of granite without the hefty price tag, such as wood or butcher block. Still, if you’re set on it, go with granite that has more colors, as it’s cheaper than the neutral colors.
Re-caulk or Re-Grout
Don’t forget about re-caulking or re-grouting your bathroom. Switching out the color of the caulk or even adding glitter to your grout is an easy, affordable solution to freshen up your bathroom.
Shop Closeout or Clearance
A great way to drastically cut costs of remodeling your bathroom is to shop in the closeout sections of furniture and appliance stores. Closeout or clearance items are cheaper because they may no longer carry the product or there may be a flaw. Sometimes a small imperfection, that is rarely even noticeable, will make those pricey pieces a little cheaper. Now you may not want to purchase something that has a little flaw, but if money is an issue, this is a great way to go.
Tile less; paint more
Though tile is becoming a more popular when remodeling bathrooms, it’s not always the cheapest option. Paint is a great alternative that can save you money. Using brighter paint colors can open the space, bringing in more light and making the room seem larger.
Give your fixtures an update
Installing new fixtures is an affordable solution when it comes to remodeling a bathroom. (Helpful hint: Check out online stores like Etsy to see how others have upcycled materials to create some pretty amazing fixtures).
Amenities can be remodeled on a budget as well! You can check local stores, like Lowes and Home Depot, for their closeout sales as they often need to make room for newer models. When it comes to installation hiring the right contractor is key! It can be more expensive in the long run if it is not done properly. Keep in mind that the cheapest price is not always the best option, the quality of the work provided is what is most important.
Depending on the wear and tear of your bathroom floor, it may be time to update that as well. Before you choose the exact flooring you want, make sure it is possible (do you know what is underneath the current floor?) Keep an eye out for deals on flooring from major manufacturers and check out what’s available at your local home improvement stores.
If you’re tired of your bathroom and desire to freshen it up, consider these affordable tips and begin a remodeling journey toward a bathroom that you love. Remember, remodeling your bathroom is not an easy task, to avoid costly mistakes leave it to the professionals at H. Jack’s!