If you want to add appeal to your home, look no further than your bathroom. It’s a luxury to consider the bathroom in your home as your personal retreat, a place in which you can sneak away after a hard day at work, and take a hot soak in the bath or a steaming hot shower. Bathrooms are not what they were 20 years ago. They have gone from functional rooms to almost a relaxing spa.
Setting a Budget
As much as we would love a great bathroom, the thought of the costs can be overwhelming. In reality, a bathroom renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. As good as you think you are at being the ever-reliable handyman, or woman, you should look for a reputable plumber when it comes to water and gas pipe relocations or additions. That’s a sure way of making sure your new work conforms to state regulations.
The Bathroom Tiles
A quick way of updating your bathroom is by changing the tiles. Cheap tiles in a bathroom look…well…cheap. Boring and plain and no pattern to look attractive. The range of tiles now available for bathrooms means you can add a splash of colour. You can look at a YouTube video to see how this work is done and it does not have to be a major project.
Bathroom Cabinets and Fixtures
By replacing the old, weathered and water affected cabinets in the bathroom, you will give it a new lease of life. If replacing the cabinets is over the budget, then applying a new coat of paint will be a cheaper alternative.
The original light fixtures can do with a change out. Improved lighting and better-looking fixtures can result in a drastic improvement. You don’t have to spend a fortune and check out the new LED styles available.
Modern looking taps will add some class to the bathroom as well. You can choose from brass, chrome and stainless steel. Changing the taps may require a plumber.
If you didn’t change cabinets and simply stained or painted, look at replacing the knobs. This is an inexpensive exercise and will make the cabinets look even better after the repaint.
Painting the bathroom is the least expensive job you can do to change the appearance. If you want a bathroom, any room for that matter, to look new, add a fresh coat of paint. Options are to paint the walls the same colour or make one wall a feature wall to give that individual appearance. Warm, bold, or contrasting colours can be used depending on your personal preference.
It’s nice to have a lot of money to do your bathroom up, but it’s not always necessary. You can upgrade your bathroom without spending a fortune. Be guided by your budget and creativity.