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You can save time and sanity when renovating a bathroom with the following tips. Are you thinking of selling your home and wish to update its look, but you don’t want to waste a lot of time and money? Improving your bathroom means your house may sell a lot quicker.
1 – Bathtub
The first thing to do is to look at your bathtub. Is your bathtub an old-fashioned color such as pink or lime green? If so, you may want to have someone paint your bathtub. Painting should only be done by a professional with plenty of experience. Don’t just go out and buy yourself a gallon of white paint and paint it yourself. The professional will prepare the tub surface, paint your tub the color of your choice, seal the paint job if necessary, and complete the task beautifully. You will never be able to tell by looking or sitting in your tub that your bathtub was originally a different color. Having your bathtub painted by a professional is cheaper than buying an entirely new bathtub. [NOTE FROM CINDY OWNER OF SIMPLESTEPSFORLIVINGLIFE: I had this done by a professional in our old house that had a chipped cast iron tub and it looked brand new afterwards!]
2 – Counter tops
The second item in your bathroom you should consider when renovating your bathroom is the counter top. Is your bathroom’s counter top outdated? Are there chips? Are the edges of the counter top unsafe? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may be required to replace the counter top. Simply call a professional to come in and measure the counter top size. He or she will check your sink, and you can replace the plumbing if needed. The professional can help you find the best deals on a bathroom counter top and point you to the correct area on where to find the many different choices of styles and colors. You may opt for something modern, something pure and white, stone-looking, etc.
After installing a new counter top, if the faucet is outdated then the new counter top won’t look so new. Your other faucet may have rust stains on it or simply not look right with the new and updated counter top. While a new counter top is being installed, now is a good time to replace an old faucet.
3 – Vanity cabinets
Another item to look at is your vanity cabinets. Are they pleasing to the eye? If not, this is also a good time to replace them. You do not have to purchase an entirely new vanity; you can just choose new cabinet doors to refurbish the look. If not hung correctly, the cabinet doors may not close well or at all. It is best to hire a professional to do this as he or she can help you with the design choice as well as replace the cabinet doors.
4 – Flooring
Save time and money on bathroom renovation when you choose a new floor to put into your bathroom. The least expensive flooring is the laminate style that is one piece of flooring that rolls out. You can have the look of large tile, wood, brick or any other flooring style when you use the roll out laminate flooring. Laminate plank flooring is also very economical, has many finishes to choose from, and a great product for a bathroom environment.
Hiring a professional to renovate your new bathroom will save you not only money but also time and sanity. If you are looking to improve your bathroom, or even any other room in your house, you should always make sure that you get the right price for what you are getting completed. I recommend getting multiple quotes from different tradesmen so you can find the best price possible. But before going straight to a tradesman you should always have a budget in mind. Doing your own research is essential for getting the best price. Look through some comparison sites to find out how much it would cost.
One example of a site is priceyourjob. This website can help you find quotes from UK tradesmen, search by interior or exterior projects, and search either by types of jobs you have or by room location like kitchen/bathroom/etc. Subsections for estimated costs for a bathroom include cost of replacing bath, sink, and taps, cost of installing a shower, cost of entire bathroom, and cost to install or replace extractor fan.
Renovating a bathroom doesn’t have to be a drain on your bank account, sanity, or hours in your day! Consider the idea of refinishing your tub, finding good deals on counter tops, updating your vanity cabinet by only changing out the doors, and selecting economical flooring. Researching costs and finding a professional through a reputable site can also be a great idea for your project. Save time, money, and sanity one step at a time with your next bathroom renovation with price comparison sites; and then sit back and relax in your new spa-like room!