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 Logic.comIn 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.
Sonora DIY Minor Bath Remodel Tips and TricksBefore you begin, you should have the cleaning supplies for the tile and grout because that’s where you’ll finish. Here are some helpful DIY minor bath remodel tips and tricks 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.
- Re-caulk around the sink and shower. Caulk prevents moisture from doing damage but it wears over time and begins to shrink and crack. Like grout, it can likewise become discolored, so, cut out the old and apply new caulk where it’s needed.
- Replace the bathroom floor rug. Instead of replacing the flooring, just lay down a new rug. This is a great alternative to total replacement. (Unless the floor is just too out-of-date.)
- Replace hand towels and guest soaps. Just like the rug, the hand towels and guest soaps wear. Get new hand towels and guest soaps that go with the decor and you’ll see a big difference.