Bathrooms and kitchens are some of the best rooms to remodel in your home because you’re almost guaranteed to get all of your investment back. These are the areas buyers look at the most as a reference to how updated the house is as a whole. In other words, by renovating your bathroom, you can make your entire house look newer and more modern than it actually is. Here are some tips to save money on bathroom remodeling so you can get the most out of this process.
Replace Cabinet Hardware
One of the easiest ways to update a kitchen or bathroom is to replace the cabinet hardware. Contemporary brushed metal drawer pulls and hinges are a great option, but you can use anything you want to accent your bathroom design. Bathroom hardware is extremely affordable, and it can make a big difference in the way the room looks as a whole. Keep in mind that if you are planning to remodel other parts of the bathroom, you will need to select hardware that matches the new features you are putting in.
Refinish the Tub and Tile
As long as your bathtub and tile are in decent condition, you can have them refinished instead of having to replace them. Bathtub and tile refinishing is significantly cheaper than tub and tile replacement, and it looks just as good – if not BETTER. You can choose whatever color you want for your new tub and tile, though most clients stick with white or light-toned neutrals. Our bathtub refinishers will clean off the surface of your existing features to eliminate dirt and oils, and then they will tape off the area to complete the remodeling. A special coating is applied to your tub and tile to seal off the grout and create a brand new finish in your bathroom. The results are astounding, and the best part is that the process is affordable on nearly any budget.
Note: You also have the option to have your countertops refinished, which is once again more affordable than buying new countertops. Get the look of natural stone counters without the cost, and enjoy the benefits of a new, durable surface that will last for years to come. Call Maryland Tub and Tile at 877-717-8827 for more details.
Get New Light Fixtures/Light Bulbs
New lighting can transform the look of your bathroom just by giving it a new glow. If you are happy with your existing light fixture, you could simply replace your bulbs with daylight white bulbs. These offer the appearance of natural sunlight and do not carry the same yellow tint that most bulbs have. If your light fixture is outdated, you could invest in a new one that matches your new bathroom hardware. Just make sure you have access to a professional electrician to install it, or pay close attention to the instructions that come with the light fixture.
Paint or Stain the Cabinets
Since the cabinets make up a large portion of the bathroom, you can give the entire space a facelift just by putting a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets and doors. If the cabinets have been repainted several times, you may want to strip off all the old layers of paint before putting a new one on. If you plan to stain the cabinets, choose a color that will work well with the rest of the room. Keep in mind that light cabinets will make the bathroom feel bigger, so choosing a light paint or stain color is ideal in small bathrooms or half baths.