Is a visit to your restroom more stressful than restful? Does that old Hollywood style strip light over your vanity shine light on more problems than solutions? Are remodel costs scarier than your grandma’s fuzzy toilet seat cover?
Most pros agree that bathroom remodels, while often necessary, rarely increase the value of your home by the total investment made. That doesn’t mean you can’t perform your hygiene routines in a room that makes you feel good and ready to meet the day. Your Shell Beach plumbers have been in plenty of powder rooms, and have taken notice of less expensive changes that really pay off.
Grout and Sealants
White grout is such a great idea…until you live with it. It can go from sparkling white and spa-like to locker-room grey in no time, especially in the most traveled paths. Caulk and other sealants also commonly discolor with time, making surfaces look grungy or less than sanitary.
Replacing or recoloring grout and replacing discolored or damaged sealant can be a bit time-consuming, but doesn’t have to be difficult. Most home-repair magazines have how-to instructions available online, and YouTube is a great place to learn more. You’ll be surprised how fresh and clean these changes can make your bathroom feel.
We’ve all stepped into a bathroom and immediately felt like the door was a portal to the past. Those dated, gold-tone multi-bulb light fixtures never put things in a good light. Some homeowners have the skills to safely change out light fixtures, but all can find the phone number for an electrician. Installing modern lighting that provides the right type of light where you need it can make a big difference in the smallest room in the house. And if you’re replacing old-school incandescent bulbs with today’s efficient long-lasting LED bulbs, you’ll save some electricity, too.
It’s amazing how colors affect mood. A cheery or serene color scheme can set the mood for your whole day. New paint colors, some fluffy new towels, and a luxurious bath mat are a great way to make any day feel a little more special. Yes, even Monday.
Knobs and Pulls
No budget for a new vanity? Take a look at your favorite online resources to see how a new set of knobs or pulls can change the look of your drawers and doors.
Faucets and Fixtures
Flaking, scaly or dated fixtures are never a good look. This might be an area where you need a little help, since damage to older plumbing can have costly consequences. You’ll love the stylish form and function of the beautiful fixtures available today. Choose something you love and enjoy using it for a long time.
Spring is a great time to make upgrades you’ll appreciate all year long. So treat yourself to a little daydreaming time on Pinterest, Houzz or your favorite design website. Then make a plan, talk to any professionals you’ll need, and get ready for a restroom revival that won’t put your life savings down the drain. Don’t forget, your friends at Griffin Plumbing are always ready to lend a hand. Reach us at (805) 934-1949.