Need to spruce up your home? No matter the reason, you can bet that updating your bathroom is a sure fire way to upgrading your home. Take a look at these cost effective bathroom upgrades that pay off!
The bathroom may not be the biggest room in your house, but it does hold a lot of weight when it comes to the value of your home. It’s still an important one, the master bathroom carries about 10% of the home’s value. If you are smart about your bathroom renovations, you can not only have a fresh new bathroom to use but also increase the value if selling your home is in the future.
6 Budget Friendly Bathroom Upgrades That Pay Off
Updating your bathroom fixtures
Bathroom fixtures are under constant use in a home and therefore can become worn, tarnished and unfortunately can look a little rough around the edges. Updating these features is an inexpensive and simple way to upgrade and fix any leaky faucets or dripping shower heads.
Freshen up the paint
Any time you freshen up the paint in a room it will give a nice new feel, as well as covering up built up stains or peeling paint. A new color in a small room can make a big difference. Light colors can make a room look bigger, and bold splash of color on one wall can bring vibrancy to room that may not have much character.
Add worthwhile accessories
A small room such as the bathroom can easily become cluttered and messy. Simple accessories can add character and beauty to the bathroom while also offering space saving storage and organization. Towel hangers, baskets, shower rods and even new outlet covers add newness to a room without a large investment of either money or time.
Don’t replace your tub, re-glaze it
A white tub can easily show how well used it is no matter how well maintained and clean it is kept over time. Eventually no amount of scrubbing will get it back to its original look. If your bathtub still has plenty of life left to it, you can re-glaze it – a real budget bathroom upgrades that pay off! This may require some assistance from a family member or friend, or you can pay a professional to tackle this job.
Freshen up the flooring
You can go a couple of ways with the floor but elbow grease is first on the list. A new scrubbing brush, some cleaning products (you most likely have some household vinegar in your cupboard) and rolling up your sleeves for an hour or two can make a surprising result. If your flooring is beyond cleaning, consider investing in new. The smaller square space of a bathroom floor means it wouldn’t cost much to put in a new floor.
Brighten up the tiles
If you are scrubbing the floors, take a minute to assess the grout in your tile. Is it still holding strong? If so, give it a good scrubbing to bring back the brightness. If you see that it is starting to crumble it might be time to re-grout your tile. This can be a weekend DIY project, and can add newness to your bathroom without changing a thing.
The bathroom is a perfect place to start when you are upgrading your house, adding value to it means you’ll see results in a very short period of time. At the end of the day (or at the start or in the middle), it is somewhere everyone goes and is one of the first places guests, tenants or potential buyers will be sure to check out.
What ideas do you have for bathroom upgrades that pay off?
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