Renovating on a budget is not as difficult as you may think. Renovating the bathroom should be one of the first jobs on your renovating for profit checklist. Bathrooms, like kitchens sell homes. They should always be renovated first. That said, it does not need be expensive. In fact I am going to share with you, 5 simple tricks of the trade, to help you renovate a bathroom on a budget. Let’s have a look at how you can renovate on a budget.
How To Renovate A Bathroom on a Budget
Replace or Paint the Tiles
If the tiles are old and outdated, replace them with fresh neutral coloured ones. You can cut down the costs by taking the old tiles up yourself. Tiling is a job often taking on by DIYers, and can achieve great results when care is taken with the prep work. Please ensure the waterproofing is done to Australian Standards, this is really important. If replacing the tiles is simply out of your budget, speak with a paint store professional about painting the tiles. Many fantastic renos have tiles that have been painted. Again keep the colours neutral, and then decorate the space with some brighter colours if you wish.
Replace or Paint the Vanity
Replacing the vanity can actually be quite inexpensive. There is nothing wrong with the vanities you can find at Bunnings, or plumbing outlets. In fact these are often the same ones that project builders use for their homes. A new standard vanity can cost as little as $200, though the value it can bring to the space is far greater. If it really is out of your budget to replace the vanity, again why not paint the doors of the vanity? This simple DIY project could be easily completed in a day, that time would be well spent when considering the potential financial outcome.
I don’t think shower screen always need to be replaced. I do think they always need a super, good clean. Pay attention to the detail on the screen, especially around fittings and fixtures. Seek advice around a good cleaning product to rid the shower screen of unsightly soap scum build up. You want to be able to see through your shower screen not look at a cloudy glass wall.
Replace The Grout
Nothing will freshen a bathroom like replacing the grout. Simply scrap out the grout with a grout file, easily purchased from Bunnings or another hardware shop. Clean the area and allow to thoroughly dry. Mix up a new solution of grout, also available from any good hardware shop, apply and clean excess with a clean sponge. This investment of time and effort will really pay off! Silicone is also easy to replace, around the areas where the shower walls meet the floor and around the back of the vanity.
While a non-essential step, if you have a little room in your budget, this is definitely worthwhile. This will help to really modernise the room. Once again, you can certainly use less expensive tap ware available from a hardware shop. These are often still good quality at a reasonable price. The cost of a plumber for a few hours is also a worthy investment.
As you can see, renovating a bathroom doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive, especially when done for profit. A few simple steps will have your bathroom gleaming.
Have you ever renovated a bathroom? Where is the strangest place you have seen mold growing? What colour is your bathroom?
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