How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget
Bathroom remodeling on a budget
Most of us live on a budget, so we can't exactly afford a $15,000 bathroom remodeling project. However, people on a budget have ways to have their bathrooms remodeled as well. A bathroom is such a tiny space, yet there are so many small tweaks that can be made to give it an improved look. Furthermore, most of them are things you can do yourself, without hiring professional help. Here are some suggestions for remodeling a bathroom on a budget:
Repaint your bathroom walls
Nothing can give a bathroom a new look like a paint job. Bathrooms typically have plain white walls, but do you want to be plain? Instead, brighten up your bathroom with an inviting yet subtle wall color, like beige. If you want to make a statement, try a warmer color, like yellow, orange, or red. Just be sure that the rest of your bathroom will compliment the color you select. Wallpaper is a big no-no in today’s trends. If your bathroom has outdated wallpaper, it’s time to make a change.
Add crowning to the room
Once your walls have been repainted, you can customize your bathroom by adding crowning to the top edges of the walls. The crowning will attach to the top edges of the walls and the ceiling. Urethane molding is the recommended crowning material. Urethane will be able to withstand moisture and changes in humidity much better than wood molding. Simply measure your walls and take the measurements to your local hardware store to purchase the right-sized moldings. Crowning will give your updated bathroom a look of elegance, especially if you match it with the color of your door frames.
Updating fixtures can make a huge difference
New fixtures can instantly spruce up a bathroom, and in a low-cost way. Unique fixtures, like extended light fixtures or towel hooks, can stand out. They might not be the first thing noticed by someone entering the bathroom, but they'll add to the overall appeal of the room. Also, it's a good idea to update cabinet and door handles. Spending a few hours at Home Depot or Lowe’s will open your eyes to so many interesting fixtures, all of which can easily be installed by yourself. They're also extremely cheap when compared to an entire bathroom remodel. From new handles, to light fixtures and faucets…there are so many small things that can effectively contribute to bathroom remodeling on a budget.
Vanity countertops (professional help may be needed)
Everything we’ve mentioned so far will fit your bathroom remodel project on a budget. If you want new countertops or new tiling, however, you’ll probably need professional assistance. If you want to add a feature that will really make your bathroom stand out, have granite countertops installed over your vanity. Granite can be pricey, but it will last for quite a long time. You can even purchase imperfect granite for less money. It won’t be quite as pristine, but it'll probably be better for your budget. Plus, the look won't differ much from granite that's in perfect condition. You'll also want to pay for the granite to be sealed. Granite can be affected by moisture if constantly exposed to it, and a sealant will prevent that from happening.
New flooring (professional help needed)
Any new flooring or tiling should be installed by a professional. Installation is tedious; thus, it needs to be handled by an expert if you want it done properly. Porcelain tile is a great flooring material, since it's strong and durable. Porcelain can withstand daily bathroom use. The only thing you'll need to tend to over time is the tile grout. In the end, a new countertop and new flooring will have the biggest impact on the look of a renovated bathroom. That being said, new paint, crowning, and updated fixtures can go a long way when remodeling a bathroom on a budget as well. Perhaps start with those, and if there is enough flexibility in your budget, look into a new countertop and new flooring.
We hope you’ve learned a little bit more about bathroom remodeling on a budget. For all of your bathroom remodeling needs, Nadine Floor Company is here to help. Call us today at (469) 666-4530! Also, visit our blog for more helpful information.