Remodeling your bathroom is a home improvement project that adds value. This means you can recoup a substantial portion of the project costs when you sell your house. To determine the extent of the changes you can make, you must come up with a budget. But, there are amazing ways to save on your bathroom remodeling project.
These include the following:
Save on Countertops
A lot of homeowners save money on granite countertops. These countertops are durable and elegant-looking; however, they can be expensive. To save on them, purchase a slab with imperfections you can work out on. Remember that your sink basin takes up plenty of surface area and if the imperfection is situated where the sink or faucets will be installed, it won’t be seen anyway. Also, to save on granite countertops, consider and price out a wider swatch of colors. Neutral colors such as brown, tan, and light beige tend to be popular, so they are expensive.
Repaint the Bathroom
Repainting can be the most affordable way to give your bathroom an upgraded look. But, keep in mind that it can take more time than you think. The reason is that you will need to do the job slowly and gently around the window, sink, tub or shower, toilet, mirror, wall corners, switchplates, and the floor. Also, you must take moisture into consideration. Because mold and mildew easily develop in a bathroom, where there is a frequent change of temperature and humidity, think about investing in high-quality paint with a satin finish. You can also resist mold growth by going over the ceiling with special bathroom paint.
Look at the Little Details
Light fixtures, towel racks, sink faucets, and drawer pulls are little details you can update that require a relatively small investment. Upgrading them can improve how your bathroom looks. Remember that you don’t always need to purchase towel racks at a home improvement store. You can use old plumbing for your towel racks to have a bathroom with a very cool feel. If these items are out of your price range, try to look for ways to replicate the look for less.
Work on the Caulk and Grout
Over time, the grout can get grimy and unsightly. But, cleaning the grout and adding straight, clean lines of caulk around your sink and tub will add sparkles without breaking your bank. Grout and caulk are cheap, so working on them is an inexpensive way to freshen up your bathroom.