Major Bathroom Gut and Remodel ComparisonRather than gut the space completely and redo it all over again, a project which averages $16,128, but returns $11,688, or, 72.5 percent, according to Remodeling magazine, you can make small changes. These will have a big impact on the look and feel of this multi-function space. And, bring a higher return on investment for a lot less money.
You dream about a bathroom that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both. A mid range bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to ‘Remodeling’ magazine’s annual ‘Cost vs. Value Report.’ —House LogicIn fact, a minor bathroom remodel is only a fraction of the cost. And, it doesn’t take nearly as long. (This is especially true if you plan to resell in a few years because you’ll recoup your investment.) But, it offers more since you can apply these strategic updates to more than one bathroom and still come out way ahead and way under cost of a total gut and rebuild.
Minor Bathroom Remodel TipsFirst, you should start with decluttering the space as much as possible. The less stuff that’s lying around, the more visual appeal the space will exude. Also, it gives the bathroom a sense of more room, also a plus. Here are some more minor bathroom remodel tips you can use:
- Replace the faucet. This takes just a little amount of time but makes a big impact. If you really want to make a visual impact, replace the sink and the faucet. You’ll be amazed at how different and better it looks.
- Clean the grout. Okay, this one is quite labor intensive. But, it’s also worthwhile since it greatly improves the visual appeal of the space. Just clean the grout and it will definitely make a big difference.
- Re-apply caulk. Another small step but one that offers quite a bit in return aesthetically is to re-apply caulk where it’s needed. It’s a simple fix but one that also has a noticeable impact.
- Replace the rug, towels, and soaps. It’s probably time to update the decor. So, replace the floor rug, purchase a nice set of new hand towels, and change out the guest soaps.