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Optimizing Your Mid-level Bathroom Remodeling Budget
A mid-sized budget for your bathroom remodeling gives you the opportunity to indulge a little and still get maxi-size rewards in design and functionality. The money you spend now can increase the value of your home in the years to come.
Prioritize your wish list
If you have spending decisions to make then list the things in order of need. Take your time in deciding on whether you want the extra moulding or the better cabinets. Spend your design time with your Metropolitan Bath and Tile designer wisely. MetroBath can be creative with the problems that you have with your current bathroom and find a solution for you that you may not have considered. The huge volume we do (one job at a time) at our locations equates to experience you just can’t get with other bathroom remodeling companies.
Quality that lasts
Tile always makes a big impression. A partially tiled bathroom can be nice but rich, quality tile on the floors and ceiling really make a statement. Budget running low? Try wainscotting topped with a soothing or rich wall color.
Again, good planning goes a long way so find a way to optimize your bathroom storage. Even the best design can be ruined by daily, distracting clutter. If you have lots of toiletries or linens with no place to put them in your bathroom MetroBath can add linen towers, a custom (not standard) vanity that fits all your available space, a generous medicine cabinet, or even just more stylish bars and hooks that coordinate with your fixtures to keep towels handy, dry and more attractively organized. There may even be hidden space in your walls that can be utilized.
Always get the best quality cabinets you can afford. They take a lot of daily use and abuse in the steamy bathroom.
Countertops & Walls
If you’re attracted to the beauty of marble and granite in the bathroom but not the price tags or maintenance problems consider cultured marble or manufactured natural quartz countertops.
Silestone® is durable but is scorch, stain and scratch resistant (ideal for bathrooms), comes in over 60 colors with different edges and finishes to choose from, and it’s a breeze to clean up.
Cultured marble, granite and onyx panels on the walls can also be a nice, affordable step up from your old bathroom’s outdated fiberglass or acrylic.
Save some budget for the extras
Most people tend to splurge on their daily showers for their bathroom remodeling- and luckily there are many exciting ways to accomplish that. The super-shower of today is an experience. It has multiple jets in different positions, innovative handhelds, rain bars, programmable temperatures – you can even have special lighting or music at the touch of a button.
Enclose it all behind sleek, glass doors – or not – for a more open feel. Don’t forget to add soap dishes and shelves for convenience – and safety bars. Built-in seating is a great way to relax in a large shower.
Warm up your bathroom with heated floors and towel warmers like you find in luxury hotels. It’s a comfort feature that is more affordable than you think and it goes a long way to making your bathroom cozy and special – and radiant heat costs just pennies a day. A fog free mirror is also a clear way to update your bathroom.
Come in to a Metropolitan Bath and Tile showroom soon and start the planning process with one of our helpful designers.Your designer and estimator can take a look at your existing bathroom and your bottom line and suggest the best quality products that you can afford with a look that accommodates your style perfectly.
Keep your bathroom remodeling priorities in mind (sneak in a few bells, whistles and horns) and you’ll be on your way to an outstanding new bathroom you’ll be thrilled with – within budget.
Three more ways Metropolitan Bath and Tile can make the most of your mid-size budget:
- Their “Peace of Mind” Price Guarantee
- A full 10-year warranty.
- Save up to $600 off the estimated price for a complete bathroom remodeling (find savings coupon on their website).