Bathrooms

How to Update your En-Suite on a Budget

Many homeowners dream of enjoying a newly remodeled bathroom, maybe one that’s more spa-like for relaxing in the tub after a long day at work. If the money just isn’t in your budget, you can probably get away with putting it off provided you don’t plan to sell your home. But an updated bathroom is really a must if you plan to put it on the market and buy your dream property among the Banff homes for sale, or anywhere else. According to Angie’s List, an average bathroom remodel costs anywhere from $9,600 to $11,000, and even a low-end remodel will run you around $2,500, so if you have a smaller budget, you might want to consider these options to get that accomplished instead.

 

Replace the Lighting

Lighting can make a big difference in the look of any bathroom. There is a wealth of lighting styles available today, making it easy to find options that will suit your budget. Glass features provide sparkle and wow, like a chandelier in a master bathroom to give it the feel of a spa. Pendant lights or anything else that’s modern and dramatic can be a great option.

Refresh with Colorful Accessories

Refresh your bathroom by updating surfaces with colorful accessories, perhaps a new bath rug, shower curtain, towels, and/or window treatments.

Change Up the Fixtures

It doesn’t cost a lot to update sink faucets, showerheads, towel racks and the like, yet replacing those items can give your bathroom a whole new look. If you can afford the minor splurge, a new vanity can make an even more dramatic difference. Shop both in-store and online retailers, searching for sales on vanity combos that come with the sink and countertop already installed, which can save you quite a bit. If that’s not in your budget, consider repainting a current vanity in a bolder shade instead.

Re-Tile or Revitalize

If your bathroom needs re-tiling but you can’t afford it, update the tiles by resurfacing them with spray paint. Simply replacing the grout can make a major improvement in the look of the space at a low cost. Use straight lines of caulk around the tub and/or for added shine at a very low price tag, making it an easy and inexpensive way to revitalize the room.

Make it Greener

While tranquil shades of green can be ideal for a bathroom, in this case, we mean more environmentally friendly. An updated bathroom should be done with the environment in mind – something that many homebuyers these days look for to save money and lessen the impact on the Earth. Think low-flow showerheads, sinks, and toilets that will conserve water – they often cost even less than traditional ones.

Paint

Of course, painting is a no-brainer when it comes to giving your bathroom a new, updated look at a low cost, perhaps creating that truly relaxing sanctuary. Sage green is a wonderfully serene hue, ideal for getting ready for work and for bedtime too. Just imagine finally having a space where stress melts away while you soak in your tub, promoting a peaceful night’s rest.

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