Many times when buying a new home, compromises have to be made. Maybe you sacrificed your dream bathroom for your dream location. If this is the case, you might want to make a few quick changes to your bathroom to get it closer to your standards before you move in. However, because you did just buy a house, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time or money fixing it right away. Our team at Booher Remodeling Company knows how you feel and has put together a list of four easy fixes to get your ‘compromise’ bathroom closer to your dream bathroom.
1. Avoid Moving Your Plumbing
Although the layout of your bathroom might not be exactly how you want it, relocating the utilities is expensive and time-consuming, so only do so if you’re planning a full gut job. When you’re just looking for quick fixes, leave the toilet, sink, and shower where they are, and work with a designer to help you use the existing layout to your benefit.
2. Frame Your Mirror
A great, inexpensive way to dress up your builder-grade mirror is by adding a frame. Framing your existing mirror is much cheaper than buying a new hanging mirror and will instantly update and dress up your bathroom. Another great benefit is that a frame can hide signs of aging, like flaking, that can happen around an older mirror.
3. Replace Your Toilet Seat
Replacing the toilet seat in your new home will not only give your toilet a fresh look, but it is also a hygienic option to consider. Switching out the toilet seat can quickly update your toilet without replacing it, and you get the peace of mind that no one else has ever used it.
4. Consider Alternatives to Tile
If you’re unhappy with the general vibe of your bathroom, consider wood alternatives to tiling the whole room. You could install wood panels, board and batten, or beadboard for a high-end look that makes for a warmer atmosphere.
5. Update Your Light Fixtures
Builder-grade lighting is one of the first things many people want to change in a bathroom renovation. Adding lots of light to a bathroom is one of the most valuable changes a homeowner can make, and it doesn’t have to be too expensive. Look for sales at lighting and home-improvement stores to replace the fixtures.
At Booher Remodeling Company, we strive to leave our customers happy with their renovations. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to work with our design team on your quick bathroom remodel. We’d love to talk with you about your dream bathroom and help you get one step closer to making it a reality.