Being stuck at home this last year has forced many to take an up-close look at their properties, inside and out. If you were making do with an okay bathroom before, you may be tired of looking at those out-of-date walls by now.
Investing in a bathroom remodel can be one of the best ways to improve your quality of life and your property value. According to Zillow, even cosmetic updates in the bathroom will bring a return on investment of $1.71 for every dollar spent. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a brand-new space with luxurious trimmings.
Easy Updates in the Bathroom
You can also do most of the updates yourself with a little research and a can do it attitude. Consider trying out a few of these renovations to for your bathroom.
Replace the Floors
It’s not a bad idea to update all of the surfaces in your bathroom with more modern styles. The floor is one surface that takes up a lot of visual space and an old, grimy floor makes the rest of the bathroom look worse. Consider going for a classic look in neutral or white tones to last through the years.
Update the Walls
You may also want to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls or add a fresh wallpaper. There are plenty of great colors and design options available. Right now, jewel tones are very popular. You can also opt for a bright white or a neutral gray tone.
Replace Tile in the Bath Enclosure
If you have a tile wall surround it may not be in the best shape after decades of use. Replace that cracked and stained tile from the 90s with something a little more contemporary. You can’t go wrong with a simple white subway or square tile over the bathtub.
Install New Faucets
While replacing the fixtures may be more of a challenge than most homeowners want to handle, updating the faucet is easier. You can remove the old sink faucet and install a new one with a few hand tools and supplies.
Bigger Bathroom Renovations
If you don’t mind giving up your bathroom for a day or longer, you can get some much bigger renovations completed by professionals. Whether you want a full bathroom remodel or need to install a new tub, there are trained and certified bathroom experts who can do this part of the job for you. Consider some of the following ideas:
Replace the Shower/Tub Combo
Any bathroom looks better with a fresh, clean bathtub enclosure. If yours is looking a little old and worn out, consider getting the entire enclosure replaced during your renovation.
Update the Wall Surround
You may have an old wall surround style that you want to replace. Or you may be tired of maintaining that tile surround and want to transition to an acrylic single panel system. Updating the wall surround is a quick way to renovate the enclosure at an affordable price. Plus, you can pick out a surround in any style, color, or pattern you want.
Many homeowners find it difficult to step into and out of the bathtub as they get older, so you could get a bath conversion to improve accessibility. A bath-to-shower conversion can leave you with a new shower featuring a low-threshold or zero-threshold entry. You can also add large faucet handles, a shower seat, and a handheld shower head.
Separate the Shower and Tub
If you have the space available a separate bathtub and shower can make your bathroom feel luxuriant. This project takes a little more time and investment as you’ll need to remove the old enclosure and add plumbing for two new enclosures. It’s well-worth it to have a bathroom where you can truly relax in style.
If you are interested in having a professional help out with your bathroom remodel, turn to Genie Bath Solutions. We offer custom bathroom renovations by certified experts. Give us a call to set up a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. For a free quote on any of our bathroom solutions, fill out our online form now.
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