04 May 7 Ideas to Remodeling Your Bathroom
If you’re thinking about redesigning and remodeling your bathroom, you’ll probably want some ideas. This is especially true if you don’t have $20,000 to drop on a deluxe spa retreat. Fortunately, you really don’t need a whole lot of money to transform your bathroom into a cool, relaxing area. There are many ways of redesigning and renovating your bathroom on a budget.
1. Limit Your Tile
Tile can get costly, particularly when you’re hiring a contractor to come in and lay it down for you. Save yourself some money by limiting how much tile you put down and focus on higher-impact areas such as your floor (rather than inside your shower stall walls). Or, you might want to add a horizontal strip of tile along the wall and then proceed with painting the rest.
If you must have tile that’s expensive and artistic, then use it to simply “accent” cheaper tile. Artistic tiles will stand out more, and you’ll save yourself a lot of money when you’re only using expensive tiles here and there.
2. Update Fixtures
You can update things like towel racks, sink faucets, drawer pulls and light fixtures for a fairly small investment. These things might not seem significant, but by updating them, you can really make a huge difference in the appearance of your bathroom.
3. Add Pebble to your Shower
Give your shower a “beach feel” with a pebble column and floor. It will give you that same feeling you had when you were washing the salt off your skin after spending a day at the beach.
4. Create a Minimal Spa Bathroom
The absence of things can often look more luxurious than an abundance of things. For instance, a bathroom with a lot of open space can provide you with a spa feel but with only what you need. Give your open spaced bathroom some characteristic by adding in:
- A classic marble countertop
- Freestanding tub
- A refinished chandelier
5. Freshen Up the Grout and Caulk
Another thing that’s often overlooked, but still important is caulk and grout. When these things become grimy, it can look unsightly. Just by cleaning the grout in your bathroom and adding clean, straight lines of caulk around your sink and tub, you can add in some sparkle without spending a fortune. It can really make a difference. Caulk and grout are both fairly inexpensive, making them a cheap way of freshening your bathroom up.
6. Go Energy Efficient
Energy savings is one of a house’s major selling points these days. Rising utility bills and water shortages make energy savings a priority for home buyers. It’s also huge from an environmental standpoint.
When you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you can maximise energy efficiency by adding in these items:
- Low flow faucets and toilets
- Tankless water heaters
- Insulated windows
- Radiant floor heating
- LED lights instead of standard incandescent
7. Bathroom Storage Space
Even if you have a small bathroom, a double vanity can look great, but it will take up a lot of space that you could better utilize in another way. If having additional storage space is essential for you as a second sink, try installing upright cabinets for your toiletries and towels. Choosing a vanity with open shelving or drawers under the sink can help you create that extra storage.