Fall In Love with Your Bathroom
You spend a lot of time in your bathroom. Think about it. One to two hours in the morning, and another chunk of time in the evening as you complete your evening routine. You spend a lot of time in your bathroom; it should be comfortable, beautiful, and functional. However, renovating a bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Maybe you’re not in the market for a $20,000 deluxe spa renovation, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make small changes to your bathroom that will make you fall in love with the space.
The good news is that you don’t have a drop a few months salary to update your bathroom. There are many ways to renovate and remodel your bathroom on a budget. If you’re willing to do some of the work yourself and commit to making small changes, you can renew your bathroom and make it a space you will love.
Updating or making changes to a bathroom is a home improvement that adds value. When you reno your bathroom, even if you just make small changes, you’ll make up a significant portion of the costs when you choose to sell your home.
Create a budget and stick to it. If you’re working with a lower budget, stick to cosmetic changes like painting walls, creating an accent wall, or replacing smaller fixtures. If you have more money to work with, you can make some more substantial changes like adding a new tub or shower or tiling the walls. No matter what your budget, making changes to the bathroom can have a significant impact on the value of your home and more importantly, your comfort level in the room.
Here are some ideas to keep your renovation modest, budget-friendly, and fresh!
Be Strategic with Tile
Tile can make a significant impact in a bathroom. It is beautiful, sleek, and easy to clean but it can cost a pretty penny. If you have your heart set on tile, but money is tight, don’t give up hope. You don’t have to give up the dream of having a tiled bathroom.
Tile is expensive especially if you get it installed professionally. Save some money by doing the work yourself. If you’re not a DIYer, you can still hire a professional. Limit the amount of tile you use. Focus on critical areas like the floor instead of the inside of the shower AND the floor.
Another way to save money while still incorporating tile into your bathroom remodel is to use the expensive tile as an accent while filling the other space with cheaper tile. Tile one strip of the wall with an expensive product and paint the rest or use budget-friendly tile in a neutral colour to make the other tiles pop. If you’re looking for that marble look on your walls, look for digitally printed tiles that mimic the look of marble, but are made of porcelain. If you’re looking for inspiration, visit our showroom for some ideas.
Update Your Fixtures
New fixtures can take your room from your parents 80’s bathroom to modern, sleek, and spa-like. If you’re not looking to spend a significant amount of money, change smaller pieces like towel racks, light fixtures, and drawer pulls. Although these might seem like minor changes, they can make a big difference in the overall look of your bathroom.
If you’re willing to invest a little bit more, consider installing new faucets for your sink or shower. Updating with a new showerhead can increase the appeal of your bathroom. Simply changing the sink faucet can make a big statement while being relatively cost effective. Investing in a Rainhead or Bodyspray style shower head can elevate the feel of your bathroom and bring a little luxury into your life without having to spend a large amount of money. We have a variety of faucet options available that can be customized to suit your unique needs and the layout of your bathroom.
Paint Your Bathroom
One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to fall in love with your bathroom is to add a fresh coat of paint. Although it is cheap, painting a bathroom takes time investment. There are many nooks and crannies in a bathroom which can slow the painting process.
Does your bathroom retain a lot of moisture? Mold and mildew multiply in the bathroom so invest in high-quality paint and finish with a mold resistant coating that seals the paint.
De-Clutter Your Bathroom
Do not underestimate the power of tidying up. Your bathroom will come together so much better if everything has its own place. Everything must have its place.
Invest in small wall-mounted shelves, hooks, and baskets to keep storage in check. When you enter your bathroom, you should feel refreshed and comfortable, not overwhelmed. Take some time to de-clutter and your bathroom will feel much more inviting.
You spend a lot of time in your bathroom. Why not spend a little extra time and effort making it a room you love?
- Work with what you have; make a budget and stick to it.
- Use tile strategically in smaller areas that make a statement.
- Change out faucets and fixtures for modern, streamlined pieces.
- Give your bathroom a fresh coat of paint.
- De-clutter and be creative with storage.
If you are looking for inspiration for your bathroom connect with us.
Give us a call at (902) 494-5266 or visit our showroom at 75 Peakview Way, (off Larry Uteck) in Bedford.