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Simple, Affordable Bath Remodeling Tips

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There are all kinds of “big ones” that get away each year, and we’re not talking about fish.

We’re talking about items on your “honey do” list. One such item is bathroom remodeling. Why do such occasions often come and go with no action being taken? Well, sometimes it’s a money thing. Or how about not knowing where to start or just how simple it can be to make a big impact without gutting the bathroom and starting from scratch.

Well, with minimum (if any) hassle and on a surprisingly affordable budget, you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish in very short order. Here are a few practical examples:

New Hardware and Fixtures

Replacing a sink, shower, or bathtub can be costly. But if they’re all in good working order, why not simply freshen things up with new faucets and a showerhead? There are umpteen possibilities in terms of style, material, and finishes…with plenty to choose from well within your budget range.

Paint or Wallpaper

If you have a neutral color of paint on your bathroom walls, the eye is immediately directed elsewhere. That makes you even more likely to get tired of the view. So, how about a dynamic paint job or even buzz-worthy wallpaper? Or maybe you know a local artist who can create a wall scene of special interest to you.

Freshen Caulk and Grout

When caulk and grout get grimy or start to chip away, they quickly become eyesores. By simply cleaning the grout and adding straight, clean lines of caulk around the tub and sink, you can add sparkle for very little money. And don’t forget to replace grout where it needs to be.

Architectural Details

Wainscoting and other such accents also can run up a hefty tab. So instead, try adding a chair rail and, beneath that, framed shapes of wood, leaving the rest of the lower wall as sheetrock.  Next, paint the space above the rail one color, using a different color below. You’ll get the effect of wainscoting without the cost.


Have a nice-looking vanity top that’s just not “doing it” for you anymore?  Instead of replacing it, try dressing it up with candles, a soap basket, decorative towels, a dry flower arrangement, or other items that better suits your style.

If your bath or kitchen remodeling plans call for new or updated plumbing, choose Connor Plumbing for professional advice, high-quality workmanship, and total respect for your home. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and proposal.

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