Knowhow-Now Article

Frugal Ways To Update A Bathroom

Whether you need to spruce up a bathroom in your home because you are considering putting it on the market, or if you just want a fresh new look, there are some things you can consider. Even with a very small budget, you can make improvements that increase value and make everyday living more enjoyable. Read here about some easy, affordable ways to get started today.

Tip: If your budget will allow it, opt for real wood floors instead of laminate. Although laminate might look real and be easy to clean, you cannot refinish it.

If you happen to have wallpaper in your bathroom, but want to update to a more contemporary decor, don't think that you have to spend hours removing the old wallpaper. It will need to come down, but you can get a major jump-start on the project by just renting a steamer. The glues used when wallpapering will loosen considerably with a professional-level steamer, as long as you begin scraping and removing immediately, before the glue starts to dry again. This will cut down on overall removal time, and will also avoid the use of harsh chemicals to loosen glues and strip the paper.

Tip: It can be easy and inexpensive to add a heat source beneath tiled floors. If you are going to replace your floor, think about getting tile and inquire about radiant heat.

Toilets can get damaged, scratched or just plain outdated in style and appearance. Fortunately, toilets are very easy to replace. You do not need to hire a professional for this job. When purchasing a new one at a home improvement store, take advantage of the opportunity to buy a style that is eco-friendly. Low flush toilets will save you money every month and will also help to reduce consumption, making for a more responsible lifestyle.

Tip: If you want to save money, wait for sales on material or installation in home improvement stores. Some stores will offer free installation to boost their carpet sales.

Vanities are another thing that can provide an instant update. Many people assume that vanities are permanent fixtures or that it is a major job to remove them and install new ones. This is simply not the case. Home improvement centers have many styles and sizes that are pre-made and ready to take home for installation. An even easier thing to do is just paint the existing cabinet you have, creating a splash of color and pizazz. Remember that paint is easily changed, so go for something bold and fun. You can paint over it every months if you choose to. Try matching the seasons, with pastels in the spring and orange in the autumn. Purchase a beige or white shower curtain and towels blend with any color and style.

Tip: Installing ceramic tile is a project that can be implemented in many kitchens and bathrooms. You can have unique designs on the tiles, or you can go for a certain solid color that provides a nice chic look.

Lighting fixtures are another excellent way to update a bathroom for very little cost. Choose contemporary styles that make your bathroom feel fresh and new. Even if your overall design choice is Victorian or country, having modern light fixtures will give the impression that your bathroom is still current and stylish. Make sure to purchase fixtures that will allow you to use energy-saving bulbs such as florescent or LED types. Not only are these bulbs the way of the future, but they can also save you a lot of money in utility bills.

These are just a few ways to remodel your bathroom with a small output of money and a minimal investment of time and energy. You will thank yourself over and over again when you walk into this much-used room in your home.

Comments
Order by: 
Per page:
 
  • There are no comments yet
   Comment Record a video comment
 
 
 
     
Related Articles
We spend much of our time in our homes. The way our homes look affects how we feel. This article shares several interior design hacks to make you feel better in your home without spending lots of money.
12.12.2016 · From TheAuthor
The amount of equity you have in your home represents the monetary value of its worth, minus what you owe on the property. Every monthly mortgage payment reduces the amount of money that is owed, and increases the equity by at least that much. (...)
05.04.2016 · From TheAuthor
If you are planning to do some home improvement of your own, you probably want to find ideas for your project. Often it is good to emulate whatever you found pleasing in the places you have recently visited. But how to identify the subtle points and methods?
05.04.2016 · From TheAuthor
Try to turn your home into a nice place so that you will feel good in doing things while at home. Using the advice you see here, your house can become a place you can really appreciate.
05.04.2016 · From Editor
Designing your own new home's floor plan lets you see the product of your own mind transformed into an actual house. A house that you and your family can truly call home. here's how you can design the floor plan that will become the home of your dreams.
01.10.2015 · From spanglers
Ads
Article Info
496 Views
0 Subscribers
All Articles by TheAuthor
Sharing Is Good!
Rate
0 votes