Bathroom Remodel Under $500 (2)

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When laying tile, it’s always advised to find the center and work outwards from there. The reason for this is because walls are almost never perfectly square, so if you use a wall as your guide on one side, you could end up with a funky line on the other. The other reason is below. We used a combination of laser levels and chalk lines to figure out our starting point.

We also have various lights on different switches. Our fan now has a light that can be used as a nightlight if needed, and all lights are on a dimmer switch so when I’m stumbling around and cranky way too early in the morning and can’t stand full light, I can convince myself to turn on a light – very dimly – instead of stumbling in the dark and hoping I don’t break any bones.

Another key piece of the bathroom is the vanity. Out-of-the-box vanities are available online and at many home improvement stores and will be the most affordable option. However, for a more custom look, you can piece together a vanity with cabinetry topped with a material of your choice and a sink. When looking at vanities, storage will likely be a key part of the decision.

Use a glass cutter and straight edge just simply score the glass once, in one clean but quite firm swoop; just like cutting tiles. You’ll know when you’ve got it right because you’ll hear and feel the glass being scored and you’ll be able to see the scored line. If you make the mistake of going over the line a second time with the glass cutter then the glass is less likely to break where intended.