Renovate Your Bathroom the Easy and Cheap Way
When it comes to renovations and home improvements, the easiest way to cut down on costs is to do-it-yourself. But what if you're not a regular Bob Vila? Don't worry! There are plenty of easy, do-it-yourself projects that can effectively update your bathroom and not break your wallet.
Check out some of these projects and tips to help you easily update your bathroom:
Upgrade Accessories- One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your bathroom's look is to upgrade your accessories. For instance, replacing old faucets, shower heads, shower curtains, electrical switch plates, toilet seats, etc. can give your bathroom a "facelift" without having to make any major repairs. Upgrading your bathroom accessories is probably the easiest and cheapest way to polish up your bathroom's appeal because these can all be done yourself and don't require a lot of money to do.
Upgrade Shower- If your shower is in pretty good condition, consider replacing just the shower head, faucets, drain, shower curtain and rod. However, if your shower has a few minor problems, consider spot treating these problems by replacing a few tiles, by spot repairing with fiberglass compound, or by replacing the liner. And, if your shower is in complete disarray and desperately needs to be replaced, a low cost option is to install a prefabricated shower stall unit, which is pre-formed in a factory and is ready to be installed the moment it gets delivered to your house. Pre-Fab shower units are light-weight, flexible, and easy to install yourself.
Upgrade Lighting- If your bathroom still dons the vanity lighting of yesteryears; consider spending some money on new vanity lights. You can find cheap vanity lighting at any big chain hardware store. Installation can also be done yourself, so there is no need to pay for labor on a project like this. Check out Bob Vandervort's step-by-step vanity lighting installation guide.
Upgrade Vanity and Cabinets- While replacing an entire vanity is the ideal way to upgrade a bathroom, it can be very expensive and you'll most likely have to hire someone to install it. A cheaper and do-it-yourself alternative would be to rehab your current vanity. To do this, you can paint the vanity or cabinets in the same way you would paint kitchen cabinets. Then, replace your old cabinet knobs with some new decorative pull knobs and your bathroom will look fresh and new again, without having to buy and replace the entire vanity.
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