Thinking about repairing your chipped bathroom tiles or that obnoxious crack in your bathtub? Your bathroom may require an upgrade, whether it’s for aesthetic or functional reasons. It’s possible to give your bathroom a much-needed facelift without spending thousands of dollars or committing to a full renovation. Deciding on what needs to be changed and what stays put can save you both time and trouble.
Remodeling the bathroom yourself is a challenging but rewarding task. Here are a few things to consider before starting on your project.
Plan For Success
This is the time for you to decide which parts of your bathroom you want to change. Perhaps you’re tired of your outdated bathroom with its yellowing sink and you’re finally ready to make your own luxurious AirBnB-inspired lavatory.
You need a good plan for remodeling your bathroom in the most efficient and cost-saving way possible.
A good plan requires three things: budget, time, and evaluation. For each step, ask yourself these questions:
- Evaluation: Are you sure you want to demolish your entire bathroom or do you want to spruce it up a bit to give it an almost new look? Maybe your tiles have cracks or your faucet is starting to drip; in this case, changing your leaky faucet should be your priority. Taking inventory of your entire bathroom is important to assess what you need to replace.
- Budget: how much are you willing to pay? Bathroom remodeling can be expensive if you’re not careful. This is where your evaluation comes in handy.
- Time: How many days in a week can you focus on doing this project? If you only have one bathroom in the house, time would definitely be of the essence. Factoring in this time may help you decide on what you can do realistically.
Repair Your Tiles
Changing your tiles is a tiresome task, depending on how big your bathroom is and the condition of the flooring underneath. Replacement tiles may drive up the cost in your project and lengthen the time you need to work on your bathroom.
One smart and efficient way to repair your tiles instead of buying new tiles is purchasing a bathroom tile repair kit. This fixes your chipped and scratched tiles, making them look brand-new without spending massive amounts of money.
According to ConsumerReports, the best type of paint for bathroom use would be paint with a satin or semi-gloss finish. Other paint options may deteriorate faster over time, given the humid and wet conditions in a bathroom. Planning will definitely save you from the headache of redoing your entire bathroom in the future.
Reuse and Recycle Furniture
You don’t have to throw everything away – there’s treasure hidden in plain sight. Explore your house and discover unused shelves and cabinets. Revamping your shelving and storage units can improve the visual space in your bathroom. Say goodbye to your splintered shelves, hello to a chic and authentic-looking towel holder.
Replace Your Fixtures
Replacing your faucets and showerheads is an easy solution to replacing your old bathroom vanity. Remember to match your chosen replacement faucet to the number holes on your sink; this way you won’t have to drill new holes in your sink to install it. Choose your faucets at the same time as your other bathroom accessories such as your towel rack, showerhead, and lighting fixtures. Having the same finish for all would make your bathroom look cleaner and consistent.
Update & Re-do
Your bathtub and toilet are often the most expensive and the most difficult to change when remodelling your bathroom. Opt to reline your tub or fill in the cracks and scratches with a bathtub repair kit. Either of these options can be done professionally if you’re inclined to, you can choose to do them yourself.
A beautiful home can be achieved through minute improvements that you can do on your own. Sometimes all you need is to hide the cracks, fill in the holes, and perhaps replace a faucet or two. Check out our methods to repair cracks inside and outside your home.
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