Fortunately, there are affordable ways you can make your bathroom look like something out of a home decor magazine. Whether you want to revamp the color scheme or make a few repairs, there are plenty of options available. There are even greener ways to renovate your toilet than throwing out those old towels.
Here is a list of the supplies and products you’ll need for successful bathroom renovation: toilets, faucets, showerheads, tile, shower panes and door frames, toilets covers and inserts, bathtub drains and pipes.
There are so many ways you can achieve that upscale bathroom look that it may be overwhelming. Take it step by step. Assembling the bathroom furnishings may be the most time-consuming part of the whole process.
Tip: Bathroom renovations sound great but can be quite expensive if you have to rent all of your supplies and materials from a store or pay for all of them upfront. Consider renting or borrowing everything first, and have a friend help you assemble everything when the job is finished.
Tip: A friend can help you attach the hinges to the door so they are not visible when the door is closed. It will save you time and money in the long run. The bathroom renovations should be done during weekends when you are not carrying on with other duties, and when your family is not trying to use your bathroom.
There are three basic areas where you can start renovating. You can have a granite countertop, laminate or stone flooring or ceramic tiles on the walls and ceiling.
Tip: You can buy cheap porcelain or ceramic tiles for the bathroom, and live with them for a few years. They will cost you less in the long run.
Take your time remodeling the shower stall. You don’t want to get stuck paying someone to unblock that shower drain and replace the rusty showerhead. Most companies offer free estimates, and that’s what you should go with first. It is also wise to use top-quality plumbing components that are guaranteed not to leak under normal operating pressure conditions. Many of the cheap components sold by home improvement stores are made in China and tend to break more easily.
Tip: If the tiles were laid on any gypsum board, you may want to consider replacing the entire thing while you’re at it. If possible, try to match the same brand when purchasing porcelain or ceramic tiles for your bathroom. If you can’t find completely matching colors, you can always go with an off-white or gray color that will blend with anything.
Use sealants around all of the electrical fixtures in the room. You don’t want to get shocked by any loose connections while you are relaxing in your bathtub.
Tip: If you are not sure about how to replace that wall-mounted soap holder, make sure to call an electrician first. They can help you figure out how it works and can give you some tips on how to do it yourself.