As many of you know, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms in the home when it comes to renovation and redesign. You can add new granite countertops, redo your entire shower, or even update it with modern items like speakers and TVs. But what many people don’t realize is that there are ways you can make great updates and improvements to your old bathrooms without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars. And the best part is a lot of these improvements will recoup their value if you decide to sell your home down the road. But how can you update your bathroom for less? Here are some choices that you may want to consider.
One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to make a noticeable change in the quality of your bathroom is to replace the handles and fixtures. You’d be amazed at how much of a difference this will make. Next, you might want to deal with your old tile. Instead of replacing it, consider having your Sacramento bathroom contractor regrout and reseal it, which will cost you a lot less. You can also apply the same principles to your bath tub by having it refinished so it looks brand new. And as the centerpiece to your bathroom, don’t forget about the toilet, which can be replaced for just a couple hundred dollars plus the cost of having it installed.
To learn more about how to update your bathroom for less, please take a look at the video below:
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SACRAMENTO BATHROOM DESIGN VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: How to Update Your Bathroom for Less
NARRATION: Remodeling your bathroom can be overwhelming, but it can also be one of the best returns on investment. You can get up to eighty-five percent return on the investment, but you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. You can do some simple upgrades to change that pink tile or blue tile to a more neutral color, or to update the handles that can make the bathroom look much more modern.
After years ago trying to get that grout clean, I finally realized that it wasn’t going to happen. I was really doubtful when he said he was going to do something. So I thought well, you know, we’ll try this, and if it doesn’t work I can always have the grout all taken out and redone. But when I walked in the house, I can’t tell you the difference. It was just day and night.
When replacing a bathtub, it might only cost three hundred dollars to buy a new tub. What people oftentimes don’t realize is the cost of taking out the old one and installing the new one, which can add significant costs to that three hundred dollars. An alternative is actually to have your bathtub refinished, which that entire project can be done for about five hundred dollars.
That’s really a nice alternative because bathtubs, as well style over the years, they get scoured, they get stains, tile becomes porous. And so this actually creates a barrier so that the water can’t get behind the tile. It also puts a coating on the tub to make it look pretty much brand new. It’s a very shiny, durable surface, so it’s a nice alternative than to replacing everything.
If the shower’s in pretty bad shape with mold and mildew everywhere, they’re thinking about tearing it out. Well, we give them, we can come in, reroute it, clean everything, and recaulk it, and it makes the bathroom look brand new.
Oftentimes the focal point of the bathroom is the toilet, let’s face it. And for about two hundred dollars, you can buy a new toilet that will not only help from an appearance standpoint, but also be a more efficient model. But keep in mind, you need to hire a professional to install that, so you’re gonna add a bit a cost when that professional comes in.