5 Clever Ways to Complete a Bathroom Remodel

When you think of a bathroom remodel, your mind probably goes to a DIY show you've watched with lots of demolition and expensive changes. It goes without saying that any bathroom renovation is a large undertaking that will not be cheap. And it can appear complicated if you're working with a small or awkwardly shaped space, with quirky (even visible) pipework, lack of natural light, and more.

What if we told you that an attractive bathroom remodel can be achieved without breaking the bank, and the walls? Fortunately, there are numerous cost-effective bathroom remodeling ideas to incorporate into your next project. Let’s get started!

Utilize Mirrors to Create the Look of More Space

When it comes to small bathroom design renovations, large mirrors can make a small bathroom feel lighter and create the illusion of more space. Consider a frameless mirror covering the entire length of one wall, which is an even better approach.

Revitalize Cabinets With New Hardware

Purchasing and replacing old bathroom cabinets can be costly. Removing the old hardware and replacing it with new hardware is a far easier and less expensive way to bring new life to your existing cabinets. Be sure that your screw alignment matches up as well, that way you don’t drill any unnecessary holes. 

Install an Updated Sink Faucet

Adding a brand-new sink faucet, like installing new cabinet hardware, is one trick that do-it-yourselfers and designers like to use to make a sink look new and stand out, without changing the entire top or vanity. Sink faucets are also pretty simple to install, which works in your favor since you will be saving money and not hiring a plumber.

Refinish, Don’t Replace your Tub

If your tub has any yellowness or discoloration from normal wear and tear, or even shallow cracks and scratches, consider refinishing instead of replacing. Bathtub replacement should be a last resort option but will need to take place if your tub has mold or mildew, leaking, or any damage. 

Create Storage Space

Bathroom storage can be a tricky endeavor. There’s usually a struggle to find storage space for towels, toilet paper, soaps, and other toiletries. Here are a few ways to utilize blank spaces for storage:

  1. Think about upper wall space. Consider adding floating shelves over towel bars, or a multi-tiered stand over the toilet.
  2. Woven floor baskets are stylish and functional, and are great for storing extra towels or toilet paper. 
  3. A floor-stand coat rack or a behind-the-door hook are great ideas for robes, towels, and clothes.

Time to Get Creative

By following these five tips, you will get off to a great start, and even better, you can do all of these tasks yourself! If you choose to work with one of our Realtors at 316 Realty Group, they will share recommendations during the renovation process so that you can make the changes that will give you the best return on your investment. Are you ready and confident to start your bathroom renovation?