If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom, there are plenty of reasons to do so. Perhaps the biggest reason is to add value to your home. Whether you are considering resale soon or not, renovating your bathroom is a good idea. However, it’s always an excellent idea to think and plan ahead. When and if you eventually do decide to move on to another property, you will certainly want to get the maximum amount for your property. To achieve this, you’ll need to keep your home in tip-top shape. A bathroom renovation is as good a place to begin in order to add the most value to for your efforts.
Bathroom Renovation – Best Money Spent
You Don’t Need Expensive Tiles
One of the most common mistakes that people make when deciding to renovate their bathroom is to spend way too much money on the purchase of their tile. If you do decide that a new tiling project is what it will take to add some pizzazz to the area, it may be a good idea to buy two types of tile. You could do the main project with a less expensive tile as the field tile and then add an accent panel of a more expensive mosaic tile to create a focal point. This way, you’ll at least save some money while still getting a custom bathroom update.
Tips to Selecting Imperfect Countertops to Save Big Bucks
Another area in which people tend to spend far too much time, money and effort are counter tops. You don’t need to spend your entire renovation budget on new countertops for your bathroom. In fact, if you purchase a granite countertop that contains a few imperfections, such as an unsightly scar or crack, you’ll obviously spend less money. If the crack happens to occur at an area where the sink or faucets will be placed, this is good news. It means that no one will ever see the crack. Meanwhile, the countertop itself will function perfectly, and won’t put a dent in your bathroom renovations budget.
Fresh Paint Goes a Long Way
If, despite your best efforts your budget runs low, don’t panic. You can adopt a low-cost solution that will leave your bathroom looking fresh, new, and fashionable. If you can’t afford to tile the area, paint it instead. One thing that I recommend when ordering paint is to spend the money for a good quality paint, like Benjamin Moore. A good paint will go on the wall during application better and will be cleanable.
Not a Budget for New Fixtures, Try Refurbished Ones
If you can’t afford a whole host of new fixtures, such as sinks, faucets, toilet, or a new bathtub, try shopping refurbished vintage. There is a whole host of sources on the web where you can buy used fixtures that are still in great condition. You might even build the whole personality of your bathroom around them. This is a quick and inexpensive solution that will definitely bring your bathroom renovation in under budget!
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.
Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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