Having it all doesn’t mean having to give up all your money. Sometimes only minor renovations are needed in order to make your bathroom feel like a brand-new space. Fresh cabinetry is all well and good, but you may be able to update the look and save a few bucks with a coat of paint and new hardware. On average, a full bathroom remodel will run you just over $10,000 (high end bathrooms reach into the $25,000 range!) but don’t panic when you see this number; areas where you can handle renovation yourself are plentiful even in small spaces. With the help of a trusted contractor handling the heavy duty lifting, you can transform your space using these three easy DIY projects!
1. Swap Those Fixtures!
Replacing fixtures is one of the easiest jobs in any remodel, and it makes a huge difference in the look and feel of a bathroom. Fixtures such as cabinet handles, doors, and towel racks might seem insignificant, but they do show age. Trends fade in and out and keeping up with the Jones’ means swapping out those old steel handles for a beautiful brushed black option. Scour design magazines to see what catches your eye, and head to your local home improvement store to shop around. Sinks, handles, and light fixtures are aplenty in nearly every store, and all they need to be switched is a screwdriver and a bit of elbow grease. Certain areas require more care than popping the old off and putting a new one in (like you would for a cabinet handle), so give your local Las Vegas remodel company a call for advice on how to turn off electricity and water before unscrewing your light fixtures or sink.
2. Add Some Color
Las Vegas homes are built to appeal to the majority of homebuyers, which means they’re painted to look tragically bland. Once you’ve settled into your home and gotten accustomed to the beige, liven things up in the bathroom with a quick painting project. A soothing color in the bathroom lends a spa-like vibe and adding some cool blue or green tones (paired with some live plants, which thrive in the natural humidity) will make your home bathroom feel like a spa retreat. To paint the bathroom, take a bit of precaution before slapping on color. There’s more to do than popping open a can; purchase plenty of painter’s tape and outline every fixture. We promise this is well worth the time! Lining the mirrors, towel racks, and appliances means you get a clean line and provides a professional look to your DIY job. Choose a quality paint with a satin finish to prevent mold growth and use a combination of rollers and detail brushes to get every nook and cranny.
3. A Little Goes A Long Way
When doing any bathroom remodel, there are areas where you can cut corners. One of the best ways to save a bit of moolah and upgrade your bathroom is through the use of tile. While some people may read that and go ‘wait, what? Tile is so expensive!’, remember a little will go a long way. Fully-tiled bathrooms which have patterns creeping from the floor to the walls can definitely run the upper range of your budget but using it artistically in select spots is an alternative which achieves a stunning look. Tiling can get complicated because of the foresight required to place it, so having diagrams handy and sketching out where you want it to go is a useful start to DIY-ing this project. Plot out the exact square footage and only purchase what you need. Accent tiles are powerful when used as a backsplash, and you won’t need much more than some mastic and grout to create a beautiful look. Lay down a thin layer of fast-drying mastic and apply your tiles in sections, then wait until it’s fully dry to grout everything in. If you’re stressed about it looking perfect, remember the old adage of ‘measure twice, cut once’ or call your local contractor! Contact Las Vegas Remodel and Construction at 702-602-9198 for any tips or questions you may have.