If your bathroom has seen better days, updating it can be a great way to add some sweat equity and make it more enjoyable to spend time in. You don’t have to completely tear down and rebuild the bathroom to make a huge effect. There are some simple fixes you can do yourself, or you can hire a knowledgeable contractor to perform larger jobs for you. Whether you decide to do the project yourself, or you hire someone to do it for you, bathrooms are one of the best places to update for a good return on your money.
1. Make Over Your Existing Vanity
If your bathroom vanity is outdated, there are many ways you can update it if you don’t want to replace it. Replacing the hardware is a very quick and inexpensive way to give it a fresh new look. Giving the vanity a new coat of paint can completely transform the look of the whole bathroom, and painting a nice neutral color or a bright, bold color can make it a relaxing oasis or spice up the bathroom.
2. Replace Outdated Tile
If your bathroom tile is old, the grout is stained, or it’s just outdated, replacing floor, tub surround, or wall tile will bring the bathroom into today’s styles. Tiling is a job that most people can learn, but some prefer to leave it to the professionals as it is a more involved process than something like painting. There are many high quality tile products that you can install yourself, and some of the vinyl tiles look amazing when installed. Some of the vinyl tiles can even be grouted, which creates the look of ceramic tile without all the hard work of installing it. There are peel and stick tile options now that look real but are so easy to install! Choosing a tile like white subway tile is an excellent way to update the bathroom and choose a timeless tile that will hopefully last many, many years!
3. Swap Out Fixtures
Light fixtures, bathroom faucets, bathtub faucets, showerheads, and even knobs and hinges can become outdated. The nice thing is if you’ve got outdated fixtures, you can either spray paint them for an inexpensive update or you can replace them for a brand new look. Changing out light fixtures and faucets is generally a pretty easy job, and it can really make a huge impact on the space. Shopping for new fixtures second-hand is also a great option to save money. Be sure to turn off the water and the electricity to the entire bathroom before you start replacing faucets or light fixtures.
4. Replace Countertops
Old, outdated, and stained countertops can really make the bathroom look bad. Replacing the countertop with a granite remnant, nice piece of marble, or even a piece of Formica can really help update the bathroom. Cement countertops are durable, inexpensive, and long-lasting. They can be done by a do-it-yourselfer, or a contractor can custom make a countertop that will fit your space perfectly.
Give Us a Call to Update Your Bathroom
Whether you need a complete bathroom makeover, or just want to update your bathroom with a fresh coat of paint, Cavalier Builders can help you tackle any job, no matter how big or small. We enjoy serving our neighbors in the Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, La Mirada, and Woodland Hills, California areas. Give us a call today and we can help you get the bathroom of your dreams!