12 Aug 2016

Mark Zawaideh

Don't Break the Bank With These 5 Inexpensive Bathroom Updates!

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Does Your Bathroom Need Some Work?

If you have an older bathroom and are getting tired of the same boring look day after day, you have probably thought about a renovation. The thought of renovating your bathroom can be a scary thought, though, thinking of all the time it will take and how it expensive it will be. Luckily, there are some ways to renovate that will give your bathroom some very modern looking twists that your wallet (and potential home buyers) will appreciate.

Updating Vanity Cabinets

Replacing your vanity cabinet can go a major way in providing a new look for your bathroom. There are ways to go about buying a new cabinet without breaking the bank. Visit a major retailer and ask if they have any stock models available for purchase. Or, if you still want to save more money on your vanity cabinet purchase, ask if there are any undeliverable or damaged orders. Professional installation will cost anywhere between $100 and $250, but with a discounted cabinet, all of this will still save you half of the money, if not more, that it would cost you to buy a brand new one.

New Faucets

A really simple replacement to make that will surely increase the elegance in your bathroom is by updating the faucets. Not only are normal faucets one of the most inexpensive ways to make a change, but you can also choose to save money in the long run by selecting a water-conserving faucets. Professional installation will be an extra $200 to $250 on average.

Shower Curtains

The hands down simplest and most inexpensive way to change the look of your bathroom is with a new shower curtain. These will run anywhere between $10 and $75 on average depending on what brand and material you choose. If you’re not afraid to spend a little more money for a fancier look, you can invest in a glass shower door. Professional installation of a shower door will cost another $150 to $350 depending on your shower.

Small Hardware

Make the little things in your bathroom stand out by getting some new hardware, such as towel and paper towel racks as well as cabinet knobs. These fixtures are like jewelry in that they serve as a compliment to the larger things in your bathroom.

Painting for a Fresh new Look

Consider a fresh coat of paint to liven the look of your bathroom. A standard bathroom will only need a gallon of paint to complete the job, and this will only cost $30 on average. If you’re comfortable with it, doing this yourself will make this even cheaper. Make things fun and modern looking by choosing a non-conservative color.

When the time comes to think about renovating your bathroom, don’t scare yourself out of the idea. Remember that there are plenty of simple and cost-effective methods to changing the look of any bathroom in your home.


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