Today I am welcoming Vickie Bailey with a Guest Post on Bathroom Updates. Thank you Vickie!
Cutting the Cost of Doing up Your Bathroom
The average cost of doing up a
bathroom is anywhere between £500 and £10,000. Some bathroom renovations cost
even more than that, depending on the budget and tastes of the property owner.
However most property owners will most likely be looking for ways to reduce
this cost, rather than letting it escalate. This is particularly true in the
modern economic climate, when many people throughout the country are keeping a
careful eye on their finances.
Nevertheless, sometimes doing up your
bathroom is necessary and unavoidable. Perhaps there are some essential repairs
which need carrying out, or maybe your bathroom just looks a little more worn
and faded that you’d like. Whatever your reasons for a refurb, here are some
amazingly handy hints for keeping the cost down when doing up your bathroom.
Conduct a Proper Assessment
Giving your bathroom a practiced
glance over will ensure that you only end up carrying out those repairs or
refurbishments that are absolutely necessary. It’ll also help you to avoid any
DIY pitfalls, such as attempting to pry tiles off the wall only to realize that
they’re tearing out huge chunks of plaster along the way. To keep your costs
down, remember this one adage: if the job at hand will be neither essential nor
easy, it’s best not to bother.
Look for the Easy Solutions
If your bathroom is looking shabby,
it might not be the appliances themselves which are to blame. Instead, look for
the easy solutions. Your bath can be improved by redoing the sealant around the
edges, and tiles can be similarly improved by removing old grouting and replacing it with new. Similarly, old tiles can be
transformed by covering them up with sheets, rather than replacing the whole
lot. You can find both grouting and tile sheets for a low, low cost at Tiles4All.
Match your Linens
The look of a bathroom can also be
improved through its accessories. Replace your shabby old towels with lovely
news ones in matching or complementary
colours. Tie the
colour of your towels in with your bathmat, blinds or shower curtains, and
you’ve instantly created a brand new look for your bathroom which is bound to
Hire a Professional
This may sound counter-intuitive, but
if your bathroom is really in need of some repair work, sometimes the best
solution is to let a professional tackle the job. Not only will they get it
done quickly, and to a high standard, but if you were to attempt it and make a
mistake the cost of putting your bathroom right might be higher than it would
have been otherwise. Not only will a professional give you peace of mind, but a
quality finish will add value to your home in the long run.