4 Tips for an Inexpensive Bath Remodel

Dated: 01/25/2020

Views: 565

Modern Bath Remodel

When it’s time to upgrade your bathroom you don’t have to break the bank to get the look that you want. Here are a few tips for an inexpensive remodel.

Refinish your tub instead of replacing it.

If your tub has only cosmetic flaws, like a dingy appearance or surface cracks and chips, you should opt to refinish it instead of replacing it. Refinishing, also referred to as reglazing, is relatively quick and affordable. The process entails sanding down the surface of your tub to remove loose debris, patching any cracks and worn areas, sanding the patches, applying coats of primer and paint, and buffing the surface. Refinishing works best on cast iron tubs, but can also work well for acrylic baths, as long as there are no significant damages to the surface.

Install a new faucet and cabinet hardware.

Don’t replace your perfectly good bathroom vanity. Instead, give it a cosmetic update by installing a new faucet and cabinet knobs or pulls.

A new faucet and hardware, and maybe a coat of paint on your existing cabinet, can instantly give your bathroom a fresh look. To avoid having to drill new holes into your cabinet when installing knobs or pulls, be sure that the screw placement for your new pieces coincides with the existing holes before you purchase.

Do your own painting.

Bathrooms can be relatively small spaces, which makes them perfect for DIY paint jobs. As long as you’ve got brushes and rollers, painter’s tape, and maybe a ladder, painting your bath can be a totally doable task that saves you money.

Don’t move major plumbing.

Changing the configuration of your bathroom by moving the water supply or drainage can drastically increase the cost of your remodel and drain your wallet. If the current locations of your toilet, sink, and bath meet your needs—when it comes to saving you money—they are best left where they are.

Are You Buying a Home for Sale in Vero Beach?

If you're thinking of buying a home in Vero Beach, we can help you find one that's just right for your needs. Call us today at 772-231-6509 to let us know what you're looking for. We'll start searching right away!

Blog author image

Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

Latest Blog Posts

Fun, Easy Ways to Reuse Wine Corks

You might think twice about tossing out the corks of your empty wine bottles after you see these clever ways to reuse them around the house. Check them out. Holding the CardsCreate an easy place

Read More

Caring for Succulents: Signs of Underwatering and Overwatering

Succulents make great potted plants that can beautify the steps or front porch of your home. If you don’t have a green thumb don’t worry—these drought-tolerant perennials require

Read More

3 Clever Ways to Use Wine Corks Around the House

If you enjoy partaking of a little bit of the bubbly from time to time you may want to hold on to a few of the bottle corks once you see these clever ways you can repurpose them for use around your

Read More

5 Things to Look for When You Need a Wheelchair-Accessible Home

Whether you’ve purchased a home that needs to be modified to accommodate a family member who requires the use of a wheelchair, or your childhood home needs to be retrofitted for an elderly

Read More