When updating a house you will likely want to spend some time and money on the bathroom. You can give a bathroom a new look for under $1000 and still be able to give it a nice modern look. The kitchen is well known as the room that will make or break the sale, but the bathroom is a close second.
The first item that you will want to concentrate on is the vanity. The vanity is the centerpiece of the bathroom and will determine the rest of the remodel decisions that you make for the bathroom. Changing a vanity can add elegance or create a classic look to a bathroom. Vanities are good to store away items that need to be hidden from guests. The price of a new vanity can be as low as $85 or as high as $300 at a home improvement center. Prices on vanities can increase if you shop from a private company for specific brands or styles. Choosing the right vanity will help determine what sink, fixtures and accessories to get.
Once you have determined your vanity, you should consider the sink to install. Changing the sink is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to upgrade the look of your bathroom. There are an unlimited amount of styles available to you, such as standard white porcelain, glass, granite, ceramic freestanding basin, or cultured marble. Küchenarmatur A good quality sink from a home improvement store can cost you an average of $34. A more unique and upscale looking one, such as a pedestal sink, can cost you an average of $98.
You may also want to consider changing the fixtures in the bathroom along with replacing the sink. You can buy the sink with fixtures or you can choose the fixtures separates. Brushed nickel looks very good and is also inexpensive when compared with some of the other options.
Make sure your choice of fixtures is compatible with the sink that you have purchased. They are not a once size fits all. You may have a spout with built in knobs or separate knobs located on the sink. The holes in the sink may even be different sizes. Some fixtures will provide plugs if your sink has extra holes, but this can look tacky and since you are replacing them both, buy right the first time.
You can also update the lighting in the bathroom fairly inexpensively. Adding light complements your decor and adds class to your personal style. Decorative vanity light fixtures are available in various finishes, including pewter, brass, nickel, wrought iron, and chrome, to coordinate with faucets and accessories. Lighting creates a mood for your bathroom based on how dim or bright you want it to be. Light fixtures can cost as low as $14 or as high as $400. When you show the bathroom, you should maximize the light so the bathroom appears large and airy.
Updating your bathroom accessories can make a huge difference to the look of a bathroom and is easy on the pocketbook. Accessories include the towel rack, towel ring or hook, soap dispenser, towels, mirrors, toothbrush holder, garbage can, shower curtains or doors, cabinet hardware, and bathroom rugs. All accessories come in a variety of colors, finishes, types and styles. You can shop for accessories at local home improvement centers, design stores, or online.