When you’re remodeling your bathroom with a limited budget, there are many things that you can do to make it look and feel great.
The trend in countertops these days is granite and kitchens and bathrooms have been the beneficiaries. Granite countertops can modernize any space and make it look rich too. Granite is expensive, but the good news is there are alternatives that have a similar look and sometimes feel as granite (but not the durability), at a fraction of the price. These include laminate, Corian and even Quartz. Check pricing in your area and you may find a great deal.
New paint is probably the most underappreciated, yet impactful change you can make in a bathroom. The first time you walk in after it is painted you will feel like you are not only in a new room, but a new house. If your bathroom is small, lean toward light colors, because it will make it look roomy. If you have a larger bathroom, try darker tones and even mix colors (light and dark) to highlight the depth of the room. Also, you may consider painting the cabinets as well as this can add to the new feel of the room. Use the colors of your shower curtain, faucet and hardware to guide you.
New Faucets and Showerheads
One place you should definitely focus on to perk up your old bathroom is faucets and showerheads. If you pick the right ones, they can add a certain sophistication, and a large portion of personal style. There are even electronic bathroom faucets available today. The point is that chosen well, they blend quality and style and make the space come alive. Also many are energy-efficient and help save on your water bills.
Showerheads and faucets come in a range of styles, materials and prices and you can lose your budget here, so be careful. But, you don’t have to go overboard. Yes, solid-brass faucets look great, but so do polished chrome, and they cost a fraction of the price, and they stay looking and working great for a long time. Be sure also that your towel hooks, racks and hardware match the material of the showerheads and faucets, so everything complements.
New floor and wall tiles brighten a room and add a new look. Try new colors and textures and see how your bathroom transforms. The best part is there are many budget priced tiles today to fit any style bathroom. Also, put in an exhaust or replace the old one if it is noisy.
You’ll be thrilled at how easily you can update your bathroom without having to spend too much. These fixes are small jobs but can make a real difference. If you are not handy at all consider hiring professionals for any plumbing and electrical issues.
Focus on the most important fixes first and the minor ones after. Your bathroom will be the best room in the house in no time!