When you have a big remodeling project that you want done, you may think that the only way to get it looking how you want it is to spend a fortune. If your bathroom is out of date or you just think it needs a refresh, you may think it's going to cost you thousands of dollars, but what if you could give it the refresh it needs on a tighter budget? Here's how.
1. Try Reglazing Your Bathtub
If you have a bathtub that is peeling, that has tile that looks dingy, or that has that light pink tub and tile combo that was cool in the '60s, you may think that you have to replace the whole thing in order to get the look that you want. While replacement is an option, it may save you some time and money to just have the tub reglazed. Costing under $600 on average, reglazing your bathtub can transform the entire look of it.
To start out, the bathroom reglazing company will fill in all of the cracks and holes in the bathtub and tile using a material like Bondo. Once everything has been properly sealed off, they may then apply an acid-like coating to the bathtub, which will help the next material adhere better to the tub. Once the tub is prepared, they will then apply both a primer and a paint over the top of your bathtub and tile to give it that look that looks almost like new.
2. Replace the Bathroom Floor Tile
When you have new bathroom flooring, it's going to make your entire bathroom look like new. The great thing about tile flooring is that it's easy to tear up and it's fairly easy to replace on your own as well. If you don't want to go the DIY route, you can have it installed for about $7-$25 per square foot depending on the type of tile you are having installed, the subflooring underneath the tile, and the area that you live in.
3. Replace the Vanity
If you are going to have your bathroom tile redone, you may as well tear down your existing bathroom vanity and replace it with a new one. When you have a new vanity and countertop, it can modernize your bathroom and make it look like you remodeled the entire thing. Plus, as long as the vanity is fairly standard, it should be easy to install on your own.