Bathroom Design and Remodeling Ideas on a Budget
You’re ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom. But dropping $10,000 on a spa retreat is way more than you can afford to spend at the present moment. The good news is, you don’t need to spend a fortune to transform your bathroom into a relaxing, updated space. There are many ways to spruce up that old bathroom on a budget.
Even small updates to your bathroom can totally transform it into something much nicer than it was. It also adds value to your home. Even small updates to your bathroom are a home improvement project that adds value. This is good news if you ever decide to sell your home.
The first step is to determine how much you can afford to spend on your remodel. This will enable you to decide the extent of the changes you can make. If your budget is on the lower end, you will want to stick with cosmetic changes. If you have more to spend, you can focus on larger changes such as new tile, a bigger shower, upscale fixtures, etc. We will focus on the lower end of a budget, which will show you how much you can do with less.
As with any remodel, paint is always the most inexpensive way to spruce up any space. Especially with older homes, giving a coat of paint to anything immediately updates any room. Find out what the trends in color are right now and decide what look you are trying to achieve. Pops of color in small spaces work well but so do neutral colors and white. It’s all based upon your preference.
Sometimes the little details can make all the difference. You can update light fixtures, sink faucets, towel racks and drawer pulls for a very small investment. These items may seem small, but updating them will make a big difference in your bathroom’s overall look. Also keep in mind that you don’t always have to buy these fixtures in home improvement stores, which can sometimes cost more. Shop online, scour estate sales and yard sales. You will be amazed what people want to part with. Even online discount stores offer lower prices for brand new items you were looking at in Home Depot.
Don’t buy new, resurface!
Replacing your old tub, tile surround and vanity is going to cost you a fortune. Instead of replacing it, have it professionally refinished. This will save you a fraction of the cost to replace. For example, that old tub that is worn, scratched and a terrible shade of 1990s mauve, can be stripped, repaired and resurfaced to a beautiful new look in any color of your choosing. There’s no need to tear it out and replace it, especially if you are on a serious budget. If you are looking for an Atlanta bathtub resurfacing company, let Top Gun Applied Surfaces show you what we can do to freshen up your dull and dingy bathroom.