Restore Your Bathroom Without A Complete Renovation

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Giving your bathroom a makeover doesn't have to mean ripping everything out and making a huge mess. Here, you will find a few ideas that can help you give your bathroom a makeover while maintaining the ability to use it and avoid the huge mess that comes with complete bathroom renovations. 

Bathtub

If your bathtub has become discolored and unsightly, you don't have to rip it out and replace it with a new one. That task will take some time and will make an awful mess of things. Instead, consider having the bathtub reglazed. Reglazing will cost anywhere from $429 to $1,003 to get the job done. Replacing the old tub with new will cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000. So, not only is reglazing more cost efficient, but it is also a cleaner, much faster way to restore the look of the tub.

Walls

Applying a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in refreshing the appearance of your bathroom. Here are a few tips that will take some of the work out of painting your bathroom. 

Bag the Toilet – Instead of removing the toilet or dripping paint all over it, take a big trash bag, slide it over the tank and tape it around the base. In seconds, you have a covered toilet that is well-protected and will easily be uncovered when needed.

Use an Edging Tool – If you have a steady hand and an edging tool, you won't have to spend a lot of time taping off the trim and fixtures.

Use Semi-Gloss Paint – Semi-gloss paint is easier to clean than flat or eggshell finishes. It will resist moisture better and won't become discolored as quickly.

Wrap Brushes and Rollers in Plastic Wrap – If you can't get the painting job done all at once, you can reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning brushes and rollers by wrapping them in plastic wrap and putting them in your refrigerator until you are ready to use them again. This will keep the paint from hardening between painting sessions.

Grout

If you have tile floors and/or walls in the bathroom, the grout can become discolored and unsightly. Start by thoroughly cleaning the grout with quality grout cleaner and then stain it with a coordinating color. This will hide the imperfections and restore the look of the grout and tile in the bathroom without going through the expense and work of replacing the tile.

Talk with your local professionals for help in getting this project completed. It is possible to restore the look of your bathroom without doing a complete renovation.

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