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Bathroom Remodeling Tips For Budget Conscious Individuals

You’ve made the decision to take the plunge and have a new bathroom installed in your home. You have some decisions to make before you begin so let’s talk about those first. What will the bathroom look like? How many bathrooms do you really need? Here are some tips that may help.

Bath Remodel


In order for this bathroom remodel to be successful you will need a minimum of 5 bathrooms. For that small number of bathrooms, you will need these options: Tile + Sink, Wall and Floor, Tile Over Wall, Tile and Sink, and Wall and Floor. For Portland bath remodel, the options for the bath remodel are almost endless. For the shower, one can choose a tile over wall set up, or a tile shower stall. Also, you can get a new toilet, vanity, and linens to go along with it.


If your bathroom is small and compact, then fiberglass or acrylic claw foot bathtub and shower combination using acrylic sheeting will work very nicely. These bathtubs come in a variety of styles and finishes. For those who are considering a do-it-yourself bath remodel for a small bath, an acrylic clawfoot bathtub and shower combination using fiberglass or acrylic sheeting will provide the perfect finish. One problem with using acrylics is that the edges can be sharp. Therefore, if you do not want sharp edges, you might want to consider either a wood tub or a cast-iron bathtub and shower combination using fiberglass or acrylic sheeting.


In addition to fiberglass or acrylic bath remodel option, you also have a choice between a freestanding acrylic tub or a wall-to-wall acrylic tub. For smaller bathrooms, either option will work well. Also, in addition to choosing the right finish, you will need to decide how you will line the walls with the tub. For a completely smooth look, simply line the walls with caulking and plaster, and for a more textured look, use a primer and paint.


Also available are glass walls and tile surrounds, giving your bathroom a three dimensional appearance. For those who are working on a budget, both a fiberglass tub and shower bath remodel with a glass wall and tile surround walls are very reasonable. The glass can be finished in either a soft or a hard glossy finish. And, for an added touch of luxury, add a high-end bath products line to complete your bath remodel.


Finally, for those on a very tight budget, a one-piece bath remodel will give you all of the functionality of a full bathroom remodeling job, without the cost. If you have an existing bathroom that just needs a new look, one-piece bathtubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Plus, you can install one-piece bathtubs without the expense of fixtures such as shower curtains, soap dishes, or moldings. For those on a tight budget, installing one-piece bathtubs can also be a great way to create an overall theme within the room. Simply line the walls with coordinating tile, then finish with the matching acrylic tub and cover it all with a nice glass trim. This is one of the easiest one-piece bathtubs to install.