Should I Update or Renovate My Bathroom?

From on February 01, 2007 in Bathroom Remodel

The options of updating as opposed to renovating

Many homeowners want to update their bathrooms but don’t want to go through the process and financial expense of a complete renovation. For these people, there are many effective solutions for giving a bathroom a new look without breaking the bank. Modest changes like refinishing a tub, replacing a vanity, installing new lighting and repainting can save you a bundle. Finally, even retiling or refinishing the floors can make a huge difference in an older bathroom. There are many contractors that specialize in this form of “mini” remodel.

If your bathroom is due for a major (potentially structural) change, a complete renovation might be what you’re looking for. Complete bathroom renovations can include moving of walls, plumbing, and electrical features, and/or installation of all new fixtures, as well as changing the materials and color scheme. Any time the floor-plan changes or features are completely gutted and replaced, it will entail a longer, more costly and elaborate project. Of course, the end result will be a very dramatic change and often an increased property value.