A Home Improvement Guide for Unsightly Bathrooms

October 28, 2008 at 12:07 am

Have you had the thought of remodeling your bathroom because it is outdated, looks old or simply because you want a change in your home?Well, if you have, then you may find it interesting that it will not only improve the looks of your house, but it can also be beneficial from an economic point of view. Remodeling a bathroom adds value to your home, but only if you keep the remodeling fees reasonable.

In 2005, a mid-range bathroom remodel was around 10,000, however it usually added about 22,000 to the value to your home. This Home Improvement Guide will help you understand some of the basic upgrades to your bathroom.

Unsightly Bathrooms A Home Improvement Guide for Unsightly Bathrooms

There are several features or new things you can add or change in your bathroom, but some of the most favorite upgrades to a bathroom are larger tubs and multi-headed showers. Skylights are also popular. Soft lighting is often installed as well, to help the bathroom become a relaxation area of the house. Use several different types of lighting, such as sunlights, etched glass windows, and soft white bulbs to create the look you are wanting.

If you have never attempted a do-it-yourself-project, the bathroom is probably not the best place to start. The small work area, coupled with the many twist and turns of fixtures can often prove too much for the regular homeowner. So better to leave this task to a professional with experience who can give you quality work and peace of mind.

When you consider your fixtures, research the Internet to get a feel for what you like in styles and pricing. The cost of fixtures can vary greatly between companies, but some will match the prices of another on the same products. If you are considering remodeling your shower or tub, there are a number of one-piece units now available. The cost of these is usually less than redoing each separately and the installation is much simpler.

Sink and toilets are usually rather simple to install, however, it usually requires an extra set of hands to do it correctly. Try to find an acquaintance who has completed this job before to avoid any of the normal pitfalls.

If you need assistance with any aspect of the project, do not hesitate to contact your local hardware store or major home improvement store.Most of these businesses take pride in helping customers with their questions or concerns in regards to home improvement.

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