Thursday, 26 November 2020

Easy ways to update your bathroom on any budget

Does your bathroom need a pick-me-up? Whether you want to build a spalike experience with a complete remodel or just want to make quick changes in an afternoon, new products and technology make it easy.

The 2017 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study said the average spend on a major master bathroom remodel exceeding 100 feet was $21,000, while smaller bathrooms averaged $12,500. Whether or not you have that kind of scratch to throw around, here are five ways to refresh your bathroom, from low-cost to luxe.

1. Swap out fixtures. On the super frugal side, replace vanity hardware, light fixtures or install new towel bars and/or toilet paper holder, said Sarah Barnard, principal of Sarah Barnard Design, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based interior designer. Add plants like orchids or ferns if you have a window. Simple touches can draw attention away from ugly spots.

2. Showerheads. With as little as $100, upgrade to a better showerhead, said Lynn Schrage, marketing manager of the Kohler store in Chicago. Even renters can install a better showerhead and replace it when they move.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-cons-0913-update-your-bathroom-on-a-budget-20180911-story.html

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