These tips should help you to plan your remodel and create a well thought-through renovation budget.
1. Fix or Replace?
Remember that you’re not required to change all the fixtures. Yellowing tubs or basins can be cleaned. Instead of rushing over to your home depot to buy new fixtures, first ensure that you can’t still use them.
However, don’t use abrasive cleaners on porcelain as it will scratch your tub and basin. All you need is to apply a quality dish soap. Scrub it off using a nylon cleaning pad. You could also pay a company to remodel your fixtures, as this will cost less than having it replaced, but you will still have the benefit of an as-new bath tub.
Instead of cleaning or remodeling a bath that’s still in perfectly good order, why not just upgrade it with new shower heads or faucets? It will bring a modern new look at a fraction of the price.
Toronto plumber expert tip: Remember to install a water miser to reduce and regulate the amount of water used. This will help you reduce your utility bill.
3. Vanity Matters
Changing your vanity or bathroom cabinet can give the room a completely new look. The good news is that you don’t need to necessarily buy a new one. You can simply change the color with a coat of paint, or upgrade the door style of the knobs. If you do need a new vanity, consider one that has space for storage of towels, toiletries and whatever else you need.
4. Update Your Tiles
If your tiles are still in good condition, but somewhat moldy or dirty, you should consider re-grouting. Have them cleaned and have the grout replaced. They will look good as new!
5. Light it Up!
Dim light can create a nicer atmosphere, while brighter light can refresh the room. As an integral part of your bathroom renovation, consider adding eye-pleasing lighting.
But don’t add costly hanging light. Simply change your existing lighting by adding a dimmer switch. It will enable you to create the atmosphere you want without overspending.
6. Brighten Up
Tired of the same old colors? Consider repainting your bathroom. More lively colors can add beautiful energy to your bath and toilet. Check out Pinterest for some amazing design ideas.
7. Use Decor for a New Look
It is amazing what a big difference decor can make:
- New Curtains
- A Stylish New Mirror
- Countertop Accents
- New Towel Bars
- A Different Toilet Seat
These are just some of the beautiful ways in which you can beautify your bathroom.
We hope these tips will help you get a brand new bathroom on a budget. If you do need to install a new toilet, consider getting a high-efficiency low-flow toilet, and don’t forget high-efficiency shower heads. They can help reduce your utility bills dramatically. Need help with your bathroom renovations and plumbing? Call us at 770.354.4594.