A lot of people think that the most expensive renovations in a home are the kitchen and bathroom. This is most certainly the case, but there are things that you can do to try and save money and time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Tile is expensive, and this is especially the case if you have to hire someone to fit it for you. If you want to save money then it’s a good idea for you to limit the amount of tile you need. Consider laying tile on the floor and in the shower. You can easily paint the walls and add some crown moulding if you want to try and balance out the room. If you do have your heart set on tile, then opt for a cheaper tile and then accent it with more artistic designs. The artistic design will stand out when compared and this is a fantastic way for you to completely transform the room.
SAVE ON YOUR COUNTERTOPS
Granite countertops are really popular right now, and it is more than possible for you to have them installed in your bathroom without breaking the bank. The main reason for this is because the size of countertop you need will be very small when compared to the kitchen, so you can easily get a luxurious finish for a very affordable price. When choosing your countertop, it helps to make sure that you opt for a neutral colour. This can include brown, tan and beige. If you want to save even more money then buy granite slabs that have imperfections. The more visible the imperfection is, the cheaper the price will be. You have to remember here that the sink basin will cover a lot of the surface area as well, so there is a high chance that you won’t even be able to see it.
Another huge trend right now is sink pedestals. You can easily convert an old dresser to achieve this, and anyone with a small amount of DIY experience can do it. Simply cut out the top of the dresser and cut some holes in the back for plumbing. These pieces can sell for thousands when you go to a retail store, so you can easily see how making your own could come with its benefits.
A new lick of paint can make all the difference. You should note that your bathroom will probably take quite a while to paint and the main reason for this is because you have to paint slowly around the shower, sink, toilet, switches, mirror and even the floor. When painting your bathroom, you also need to take into account the moisture. A high-quality paint that has a satin finish will really help you out here, and it also helps to go over the ceiling with some mould resistant paint as well.
It’s so important that you think about the smaller details of the room rather than just the big ones. It’s very easy for you to update the light fixtures, towel racks, drawer pulls and even sink faucet with ease and it can make a huge difference. If you need some ideas then the Tap Warehouse have plenty for you to look at. When choosing your fixtures, you do need to make sure that they fit in with the look and feel of the home. If you have stainless steel throughout, consider having this in your bathroom as well. If you have a beige countertop in the bathroom, then copper taps may give more of a luxurious feel.
Grout and caulk is often overlooked. When things like this get covered in grime, they can become very unsightly, very quickly. If you want to stop this from happening then you just need to clear out the grout and then add some new grout in place of it. This is very easy to do and it doesn’t take a lot of DIY expertise at all. You can buy grout or caulk from almost any DIY store and they are very cheap too, so you can really transform your bathroom by doing this.
Of course, the bathroom is often considered to be one of the most expensive rooms in the home to upgrade. When you follow the above tips however, you will soon find that there is no reason at all why you shouldn’t be able to renovate it in a short space of time while staying under your budget.
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