How to Revitalize Your Bathroom (Without Breaking the Bank)
Real estate agents often say that, if you’re going to remodel a room in your home—and your ultimate goal is to enhance the property’s resale value—then you should choose either the kitchen or the bathroom. It is not difficult to understand why this is true. The kitchen is the central location in most homes, the place where families spend the most time together; the bathroom, meanwhile, is kind of an inner sanctuary. Homeowners want bathrooms that are modern, luxurious, and comfortable—and a bathroom that appears run-down and disheveled is going to be a turn-off.
Whether you are seeking to sell your home or just make it more comfortable and elegant, a bathroom renovation can be the way to go. It can also be a little bit on the expensive side, but the good news is there are some practical ways to revitalize your bathroom without breaking the bank.
Start with the Toilets!
Of course, a nice, new, smooth-running toilet is one thing that can make an immediate impact on any bathroom. Actually installing a new toilet is something that can be a bit difficult on a DIY basis, as it can be tough to remove the old toilet and tricky to ensure the water levels are all balanced on the new one. As such, new toilet installations may require the assistance of a plumbing professional. For those not quite ready to go this route, however, changing the toilet lid and seat—replacing old, cracked, or discolored ones—is both very cheap and fairly simple.
What About the Showerheads?
A showerhead that releases plenty of water, without obstruction, is necessary for true in-home comfort. As we’ve previously mentioned on this blog, showerheads can grow clogged over time, but a little bit of white vinegar can sometimes clean them sufficiently. With that said, replacing the showerhead altogether can change both the look and feel of your bathroom. Again, this is a simple and inexpensive home renovation.
There are some even smaller, simpler things you can do to breathe new life into your home, too:
- Sometimes, a deep, thorough cleaning can make a huge difference.
- New towel hooks and bars can add utility—and stylish accents—to any bathroom.
- Replacing the paint or the wallpaper is somewhat labor intensive, but in smaller bathrooms, it can prove a fairly easy way to make a big change.
- Changing lighting fixtures can also help you update the look of your bathroom.
When to Call the Plumber
For more serious changes, homeowners may need to consult with a plumbing professional. Plumbers can assist with the installation of new fixtures, including not just toilets but faucets/sinks, showers and tubs, and beyond. Additionally, if you’re having any maintenance issues in your bathroom—say, a toilet that runs all the time—a plumber can help you resolve it.
Bathroom upgrades come in all shapes and sizes, and while some renovations you can do yourself, others will necessitate a professional plumber. At Unclog.it, we offer flat pricing and quick service on any new bathroom installations or repair work. Contact us today to learn more!