If your tub is grimy, your sink dreary, and your bathroom somewhat scary, then you’re probably dreaming of a new one. However, the thought of tearing up your bathroom and beginning an extensive renovation might seem like a nightmare. With the right bathroom remodeling options offering quality and affordability, it’s possible to get the bathroom of your dreams without destruction or breaking the bank.
A Luxurious Bathroom No Matter What Size
Regardless of the size of your bathroom, it can be a luxurious place where you can escape. Many bathroom remodeling projects involve a home’s common bathroom that may be small to medium sized but not as big as a master bath. Even the smallest of full bathrooms deserves to have a touch of luxury through its appearance, accessories, and other features.
Ways to Save and Add Value:
1. Decide where to splurge and where to save
Certain parts of your bathroom will function the same whether you spend a little money or a lot. For instance, lighting and plumbing fixture finishes tend to be higher priced based on their design or the material used rather than performance. So choosing basic finishes for your faucet or less extravagant lighting fixtures can save you money without sacrificing quality. The goal is to decide what you really want in your bathroom and splurge on one area in particular.
2. Minimize layout changes
One of the costliest parts of a bathroom renovation involves layout changes. Working with your sink, toilet, tub or shower as they are can help to reduce costs. You can still switch out your vanity and change the look of your bathroom without moving plumbing and/or electricity. Focus on things like painting, changing fixtures, installing a new wall surround, and adding accessories instead. A replacement tub or shower may also be suitable for a new look with less hassle and affordable quality.
3. Plan for the Future
When you remodel your bathroom, it’s important to think about the future, whether you plan to stay at your home or eventually move. Factors like resale value and appeal are good to consider now rather than later. One thing that pays off in the future is the installation of safety and accessibility features. These may include handrails, non-skid surfaces, and a large shower with a built-in seat. Large showers are becoming more common for their luxury but are also used for accessibility. This could be useful if you plan to stay at your home indefinitely and need a more accessible bathroom later in life, or if you plan to sell your home in which case accessible features can boost appeal as well as your home’s value.
Whether you’re on a budget or looking for a less invasive solution, the right bathroom remodeling option is out there for you to get the bathroom you have always wanted. Smaller bathrooms can still feel luxurious while strategic changes can make a significant difference. Once you remodel your bathroom, you can enjoy it for years to come and say goodbye to those scary sights for good.
Contributed by Bath Planet of Pittsburgh, a consumer brand of BCI Acrylic Bath Systems offering affordable and high quality bathroom remodels.