Q: What are some ways I can give my bathroom a “facelift” without a complete renovation?

A: Every year, numerous people plan and start a home renovation project. Unfortunately, these same people don’t know what part of their house to renovate. That being said, if you’ve ever spoken to a real-estate agent, you probably know that kitchens and bathrooms offer some of the highest returns on investments. We’ve outlined several affordable ideas to bring your bathroom to life without breaking the bank.

Since remodeling a bathroom can be costly, let’s look into a quick yet effective facelift – replacing your bathroom vanity. The bathroom vanity is the “main attraction”, if you will, of a bathroom. The vanity is the first thing people walking in and out of your bathroom see. As you might guess, it is a major contributor to the overall appeal of your bathroom.  Check out some of these great products.

Replace vanity surface with tile. The Old House suggests an interesting alternative to using a more expensive stone slab in the bathroom and switches it out for a tiled counter. The counter will still resist water but will cost substantially less. If you aren’t in the market to replace the entire vanity, you might be able to replace the surface of the vanity—the counter, and we at ACo, can guide you as to the best option.

Click here to read all of This Old House’s 28 Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget.

New Paint: Better Homes and Gardens suggests a paint refresher. They suggest you might keep some of your bathroom fixtures as is and improve the look and feel of your bathroom with a fresh coat of paint or stain. That being said, they recommend using a professional to ensure that you achieve quality results.

Click here to read more Low Cost Bathroom Updates from Better Homes and Gardens.

Stenciled Ceiling, Anyone? You might not have spent much time looking up when you are in the bathroom, but HGTV’s Decorating on a Budget showcases a great, affordable example of adding creativity and a unique feel to the bathroom for less with a stenciled design. Again, you won’t want to step up the ladder to do this one on your own, so let us help you by sending out a professional to capture your vision in pen, pencil, paint or any other media you are looking for.

Window Treatments: You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to covering your windows in your bathroom. In fact one solution that many homeowners are opting for is one of Real Simple’s 20 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom post—using faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds “offer all the elegance of real wood and none of the worries of water damage or warping.”

These are just a handful of ways that you can affordably upgrade your bathroom this summer. Keep in mind that there are plenty of other ways to upgrade your existing bathroom, including replacing your flooring, upgrading your shower, fixtures or even reconfiguring the whole space.

To talk with some at ACo about what we can do for you, contact us today!


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