A bathroom remodel can boost your home’s value and improve your quality of life, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In many cases, minor changes are enough to enhance the appeal and utility of your bathroom.
In planning a minor bathroom remodel for your Atlanta home, determine where to best put your money to get optimal results. Here are some ideas to consider.
1. Spruce up the bathtub
Replacing your bathtub can easily cost you between $1,500 and $3,800, including the cost of new plumbing work. If it still functions well, consider sprucing up your old bathtub instead and spend only around $500 or less. Refinishing a bathtub involves removing discolorations and stains, and repairing chips, cracks, and other imperfections. After the repair work, the bathtub will be given new coating to make it look like new.
2. Replace the sink and faucet
You can choose to simply change your faucet into an updated model or change both the sink and the faucet. A simple faucet replacement may be enough to give your bathroom a cosmetic enhancement, but if you feel you need to do more, changing the sink can do the trick. You can match your new faucet with your new sink, so changing both gives you more versatility design-wise.
Today, you can find a variety of options for a new sink. A full pedestal sink can work well in any bathroom and is easy to install. If you want to go with something more chic and functional, consider a countertop sink with cabinets underneath.
In replacing your faucet, choose something that goes well with your bathroom’s aesthetic. Bathroom fixtures now come in a wide range of designs and finishes, so you have plenty of options.
3. Refinish old cabinets
Worn out bathroom cabinets can be an eyesore and make your bathroom look old and dated. Replacing them, however, can also set you back a few hundred dollars. Instead of installing new cabinets, consider refinishing your existing ones instead.
A fresh coat of paint may be enough to give your cabinets an updated look. White is a good color choice as white cabinets continue to be popular, but other colors that work well with your bathroom’s design are also good options.
Other finishes to consider include cackle, distressed, glazed, or stained. Consider changing the hardware as well, especially when their designs are dated or they’re showing signs of ageing.
For a more comprehensive refinish, replace your cabinet doors with more modern and functional designs.
4. Update your lighting fixtures
By changing the lighting in your bathroom, you can instantly give it a new, updated look without spending a fortune. Start by determining the areas where your bathroom needs more illumination, then plan how you can put together an attractive and functional lighting system.
Layered lighting is ideal for bathrooms. Add bright lights that will fully illuminate the room, such as recessed ceiling lights, then layer with fixtures that light up certain high function areas, such as scones on both sides of the mirror, shower stall lights, and a pendant light over the bathtub.
Whether you want a simple bathroom refresh, a minor makeover, or a major renovation, your bathroom remodel experts can help you plan and execute your desired change. Call them today!
Minor Bathroom Remodeling Ideas, HomesHVNY.com
Planning and Budgeting Your Bathroom Remodel, Lowes.com