Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms in the home when it comes to remodeling projects. Along with kitchens, bathrooms receive a lot of heavy use, and they're also a room that's likely to show its age faster than other rooms in the home.
Unfortunately, a full bathroom remodeling project can also be a costly project. There are a lot of individual items that need upgrading, and this can result in a fairly hefty price tag. However, it's possible to give your bathroom a budget makeover without spending a small fortune. Here are two thrifty and easy ways that you give your tired and dated bathroom a new lease on life.
1. Refinish your bathtub
Bathtubs are one of the bathroom features that receive a lot of wear and tear over the years. Discoloration, rust stains, and scratches can leave an old bathtub looking a very sorry sight. Bathtubs are also one of the most expensive features you can add to a bathroom, and a new model may be well out of your price range.
Fortunately, there's a much more budget-friendly option available. It's possible to have your old tub refinished. The contractor uses a fine coating of spray enamel which is applied to the sanded surface of your tub. This gives the bathtub a pristine new surface that makes it look like new again. The process can also be used on basins that are in a poor state or repair.
There are DIY bath refinishing kits available from hardware stores and online. However, it's worth paying a little extra to have the job completed by an experienced professional. Refinishing takes skill and practice to ensure that the new finish is smooth and flawless.
2. Paint your tiles
One of the features that can age a bathroom dramatically are old, dated, and unsightly tiles. As well as having old-fashioned colors and patterns, old tiles can be chipped, cracked, and discolored due to time and damage. Ripping out and replacing old tiles is another expensive and time-consuming task that you simply may not be able to afford.
However, this doesn't mean that you have to live with your old, depressing tiles until you're in a position to afford a bigger scale bathroom renovation. There are specialized tile paints available that allow you to give old tiles a fresh, bright, and more contemporary new look. Tile paint also helps to fill in cracks and will also make old tile grout look fresh and new again.
Contact a company like Tub Solutions Inc today to learn more.