The expert team of contractors at Williams Remodel has put together a list of 10 inexpensive bathroom remodel ideas for this year. One of the most remodeled rooms in a home is the bathroom. When wanting to give your home a little facelift, without breaking the bank, bathroom remodels can be achieved.
Use Lower-Cost Lookalike Materials
Choosing to use materials such as real wood flooring and granite countertops can be extremely expensive. However, there are many lower-cost lookalike materials at your disposal. For example, ditch the wood plank flooring for luxury vinyl flooring. Instead of granite countertops use laminate or quartz. Faux-stone ceramic or porcelain tile backsplashes can be much less costly than travertine and marble. Although these materials come with a lower price tag, they are just as if not more aesthetically pleasing for your bathroom remodel.
Paint Your Wooden Floor
Many bathrooms have wooden flooring. Although wood floors are beautiful and definitely a statement piece, they can seem boring and hold more moisture rather than tile. However, if you are worried about the durability aspect, painting your wooden floor with a protective enamel will help eliminate these concerns. Furthermore, if you are tired of the color of your wood floors and want a change, hire a professional to paint the wood to change up your space.
Refinish Your Tub Instead of Replacing It
Replacing a bathtub can be extremely costly, ranging from $600-$800, and can reach as expensive as $1200-$2000. Rather than replacing your entire tub, opt to refinish it. If your problems are mostly cosmetic, for example, a yellowed or dull surface and some minor cracks or nicks, refinishing rather than replacing is the best option.
Refresh Cabinets With New Hardware & Paint
Do you want to change up the look of your vanity while staying on a budget? Rather than replacing the entire thing painting your cabinets and switching out the hardware helps completely upgrade your look. Try adding a pop of color by painting your bathroom cabinets a rich navy blue or olive green. Buying a new hardware set still out of your budget? Refinishing or changing the color of your existing hardware helps liven up your old cabinets at a fraction of the cost.
Install a New Sink Faucet For Inexpensive Bathroom Remodel
Rather than spending a large amount of money on a brand new vanity, installing a new and upgraded style sink and faucet can completely change the look. There are endless options when it comes to faucet and sink styles. Allowing you to change the style and feel of your bathroom remodel without going over budget. Upgrade your undermount bathroom sink for a Rectangle or circular vessel sink.
Install a New Bathroom Vanity/ Add a Frame
Depending on your new style and aesthetic, your old mirror may not be fitting the look. Out with the new and in with the new and improved. Adding a new vanity can spice up a bathroom with just a little small change. However, if this option seems wasteful or a little over budget there are alternative options.
Mirrors tend to show wear and tear over time, especially along the edges. Adding a new frame or molding around the perimeter of your mirror can completely change the look. Another popular option is creating your own vanity by using a frameless mirror and adding vanity lighting around the perimeter.
Install Wainscot on the Lower Half of Walls
A great way to not only change the look of your bathroom but also protect the walls is by adding a wainscot. When remodeling and removing molding, or other items on the wall, rather than patching, painting, and adding new molding. This pre-fabricated board extends as high as 48 inches and adds textures to the wall rather than flat paint.
Tile Alternatives For Inexpensive Bathroom Remodel
Adding tiles to the floor, walls, tubs, and shower can be beautiful, but will rack up your bill. Tile alternatives, such as wood shower walls, natural stone, broken wood panels, or acrylic panels. These materials are not only less expensive but add a modern, warm, and comfortable look.
Invest in Better Lighting
One of the most inexpensive, yet functional ways to spruce up your bathroom remodel is by replacing the light fixtures. Some ideas include adding lighter colors rather than warmer hues to brighten and maximize your space. Add modern fixtures to change the feel or aesthetic of your bathroom. To add a romantic or elegant touch, installing a chandelier in your bathroom can completely elevate your bathroom as a whole.
Freshen Caulk and Grout
A small detail that is easily missed, but chang make your bathroom look new is caulk and grout. After years of use, it is inevitable that the caulk and grout begin breaking down and turning colors. When these minor details are neglected it can make your bathroom look dirty even when clean. Cleaning your grout thoroughly can help brighten up your bathroom, as well as straighten up the lines of caulk around a tub or shower.
If you are installing new tiles, whether to your floor or walls, choose your grout color wisely. For example, if you have kids who play sports and are constantly tracking in dirt, using a color other than white can make a world of difference. As well as keeping you off your hands in needs cleaning.
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Remaining South Florida’s top contractors, Williams Remodel works with the best architects and designers to produce exceptional designs with beauty and functionality. If you are looking to spice up your space and need some inexpensive bathroom remodel ideas contact us today!