Think Big and Act Small with Bathroom Countertops
If you’re looking to improve the quality of your home, one of the best ways to do it is with bathroom renovations which, can bring the price of a valuable remodeling down to far less than you might think.
The thing about bathroom renovation is that the bathroom is one of the first places people look when considering buying a new home, and it’s one of the least expensive areas to remodel in a significant way. So, with that in mind, here are some great renovations that you can have done for far less money than you might expect:
- Swapping the Faucet – You’d be surprised what swapping a faucet can do for the value of your home. That old, cracked plastic handle on your sink isn’t doing you any favors, and it might not cost you half of what you think to replace it with a beautiful chrome handle. The faucet itself, the handles, even the knob on your medicine cabinet can all be replaced for relatively little money and very quickly by a knowledgeable professional, and can greatly improve the value of your home.
- Replacing the Tile – The cost of replacing the tile in your home depends largely on what sort of tile you’re after, as the professional will be working on an hourly wage and it takes about as long to install porcelain as it does to install stone. The choice is yours regarding which tile to install, but remember that spending more doesn’t always mean that you’re improving the monetary value of your home. If you like stone, it may be more expensive, but it may be worth it. It’s up to you. The fact is, though, that clean, new tiles and grout always look better to a home-buyer.
- Towel Racks – It sounds crazy, but this little fix can actually make people fall in love with your bathroom. If you don’t have a good towel rack, get one. A professional can install it in minutes, and the rack itself costs less than a cup of coffee does in some places, and can make your bathroom look and feel a lot more convenient. When people see the towel rack, they take it for granted, but when it’s not there, they notice and they think “Well I don’t want to shower in here.” It’s a small thing that makes all the difference in the world.
- Some More Mirrors – Even one more mirror can really open a small bathroom up and make it look and feel bigger and more luxurious. If all you have is a tiny little mirror on your medicine cabinet, have your renovation crew add one or two more and see if your bathroom doesn’t immediately start to look nicer. These tips can really help you to improve your bathroom whether you’re trying to improve your home for resell, or just to live in. By thinking big but spending small, you can make a lasting impact.