Getting rid of clutter will also clear up space and will make the rooms look bigger than they did when they were crammed with things.
Make your midrange remodeling project even more affordable by selecting good-quality-but-lower-priced fixtures and materials, advise the experts we’ve talked to. Pick an American Standard over a Toto toilet, for example, or laminate over granite countertops. Also minimize layout changes. The less the need to relocate plumbing and electrical, the lower the final renovation bill. Here’s a before-and-after look at five affordable midrange bathroom projects that cost less than $15,000.
When updating your bathroom, don’t forget to redesign with the environment in mind. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will not only help you conserve water , but they’ll also save you money. Plus, water-saving shower heads and faucets often cost the same, if not less, than traditional ones. So you won’t have to spend money to save money here.
Home centers have a limited selection of vanities and tops in the store, and special orders can take four to six weeks for delivery, so take a look at other sources. Local independent suppliers who specialize in natural stone have a wide selection of tops in a range of colors and sizes. They can also custom-cut tops to fit unusual spaces and shapes. You may be surprised at how affordable the tops can be.
So the ivory tiles weren’t nearly as clean looking as the mood board photo, they had grungy grout that had a green tinge to it. The dark photo is of the paneling that was on every wall. Note the lovely shade of puke green in the fixtures and that hand held shower head – wow, what a thing of beauty! Anyhow, here is the actual bathroom mid-way through demolition.