If your bathroom is in need of an upgrade, then you are probably wondering which course of action to take. This is a dilemma that many homeowners face as surfaces and appliances break down over time and need to be replaced. The two obvious choices are to either repair your rooms as best you can, or throw in the towel and completely remodel. The second choice is tempting, but not always immediately available as remodeling can be very expensive.  It is actually better to invest in some simpler and affordable fix-up solutions in the immediate future while you continue to save for your eventual remodel.

Bathroom Remodel Costs

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According to HomeAdvisor, the average bathroom remodel costs close to $10,000, and can take weeks or even months to complete. Finding and purchasing a new tub, cabinets, countertop, toilet, sink, and other components can be extremely stressful and time consuming, which is why this is a long-term solution. Instead of simply suffering in your current situation, a bathroom fix-up could be an alternative solution. Refinishing can cost as little as a few hundred dollars and take just hours to complete. This gives you almost immediate accessibility to your space and allows you to save thousands of dollars in the meantime. There is really no reason to spend several thousand dollars replacing a tub with a cracked or peeling surface when you could simply have it refinished for a few hundred dollars in a day.

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Refinishing is Worth the Time and Money

There are many fix-up ideas that you can utilize to make your space feel brand new, without breaking the bank. Come up with a new color scheme for your bathroom, and go all out. Paint the walls, buy towels in complementary colors, change your bathtub or countertop colors to match. Choose a new theme and buy different art pieces to hang on the walls. Have a fun time going to the home goods store and picking out different decorations, soap containers, bath mats, and rugs. All these new additions will make your space feel completely different, and best of all will cost only a few hundred dollars.

bath cabinet refinishing - afterIt is important for you to feel clean and comfortable in your home, and this is hard to do if your kitchen or bathroom is feeling shabby and rundown. Though a full remodel does sound tempting when faced with these old sights, it is very expensive to tear everything out and replace it with new material. You don’t want to commit to a remodel that you only halfway like because it is cheaper. A temporary fix-up could be just what you need to tide you over until you have enough in your budget to commit to the remodel of your dreams. You don’t have to live with your peeling tub or scratched countertops, but neither do you have to spend thousands to fix them today. Visit NAPCO’s “Find a Refinisher” resource to book your appointment with a talented and qualified refinishing professional.