7 Easy Ways To Renovate Your Bathroom On A Budget Of $1,500
As homeowners, we understand the importance of updates and renovations, especially when you’re planning to list your property. If you’re planning to list your home, renovating your bathroom and kitchen are usually your best starting points.
Statistics show that if you renovate your bathroom, on average you’ll receive about 60-65% return on investment.
But, how do you renovate your bathroom on a budget?
Renovate Your Bathroom On A Budget
Although bathroom renovations can become costly, there are plenty of affordable updates that will help to spruce up your space.
Check out our 7 tips for revamping your bathroom for under $1,500.
1. Deep Clean & Sanitize
Now for the hard part, where do you begin?
First and foremost, you need to deep clean your bathroom. As you are cleaning, you will start to see the most critical areas of focus.
You may see areas where grout or paint is peeling, and other smaller repairs that will need to be addressed as you inspect from top to bottom.
Be sure not to forget these four crucial areas:
- Behind your toilet
- Fixtures and faucets
- Window sill
- Shelves & closets Baseboards
This simple tip will cost you the price of your household cleaning supplies. Be sure you use a product specifically meant for bathroom build-up and mildew.
2. A Little Bit Of Paint Goes A Long Way
Just like any other room in your home, a little bit of paint can go a long way when you’re remodelling. It’s inexpensive and effective. This should be your first go-to update, especially when you’re about to list your home.
Consider neutral colours that will offer a fresh look and brightened up space. You also will want to remove any personal touches such as wall art and other personal fixtures.
Outside of just the walls, consider repainting items in your bathroom like:
- Medicine cabinets
- Bathroom door & linen closet doors
Keep in mind that you should choose mould resistant paint for your bathroom. If you do the painting yourself, it should cost approximately $200 or less, depending on the size of your bathroom.
3. Refresh Caulking and Grout
Repairing the caulking nad grout is an easy and affordable update that is often overlooked. Once you’ve completed your deep-clean, you will likely notice a few areas around your tub or floors that need attention.
The toughest part will be matching your grout and caulking colours.
You may want to take a piece around the damaged areas with you to the hardware store when you purchase your products. Your local hardware store should be able to assist you in matching the colours.
What you need for caulking:
- Painters tape (to ensure clean lines)
- Caulking gun
- Utility knife
What you need for grout:
- Blowgun nozzle
- Dremel tool
- Extension cord
- Grout saw
- Hearing protection
- Safety glasses
- Shop vacuum
- Utility knife
If you do it yourself, caulking will cost around $50.
With grout, depending on the damage to be repaired; it can cost you anywhere between $180 – $420, depending on the size of the bathroom and repairs.
If damaged or cracked grout is minimal, use caulking as a simple solution. Be sure you match the colours for a seamless fit.
4. Add a New Faucet & Showerhead
Adding a new faucet will also spruce up your bathroom at a minimal cost. Even interior designers use this trick to avoid replacing the entire vanity or sink.
Replacing the showerhead will do the same justice for your bathroom. Especially after that deep clean and caulking repairs.
These are both cost-effective options that, depending on the style, can cost you as little as $10 for the showerhead, and under $30 for bathroom faucets.
5. Replace That Loud Bathroom Vent
That loud bathroom vent may not be a big deal for you, but for potential buyers, first impressions are everything.
It costs as low as $30 to purchase a new fan, and new models are designed to be much quieter. This small upgrade will ensure potential buyers aren’t distracted with a noisy fan when envisioning themselves in the bathroom. It is a small hack that goes a long way.
6. Replace Your Shower Curtains
If you have shower doors, this one won’t apply to you. Just be sure you can get the doors clean and clear of mildew and build up.
Again, this is another simple solution to give your bathroom a makeover. A fresh and clean shower curtain with the addition of fresh paint will brighten up your space and give it a new look.
7. Replace Hardware on Cabinets & Other Small Fixtures
Rather than replacing the cabinets and doors, you can refresh with freshly painting doors and cabinets and new handles. Brushed nickel is a popular choice for most figures.
Try to find matching towel racks and other wall-mounted fixtures. This small upgrade will tie the bathroom together and can start as low as $35.
Pick and choose from the 7 options above and renovate your bathroom at the budget you’ve set. If you keep your price expectations reasonable, and your budget realistic you should be able to complete all of the above bathroom renovations.
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