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Angie's List-Remodel Your Bathroom

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November 2, 2012

Do you have a bathroom with pink tiles or a blue bathtub? Little updates like changing the grout color or refinishing the tub, can
provide major aesthetic improvements for significantly less money

While a full-scale bathroom remodel costs tens of thousands of dollars, there are simple updates you can
make without breaking the bank.

You don’t have to rip out the bathroom shower tile or tile floors to make them look new again. If your tile is in good shape, consider re-grouting, cleaning, sealing or staining to make tile look like the day it was installed.

Over time, the bathtub begins to show signs of wear – stains, scratches or a dull finish. Refinishing an existing bathtub is another simple project that can make a big impact.

Another simple update: your toilet. It may be more cost-effect to replace that toilet than find and repair leaks – which not only cause damage, but consume water and increase your utility bill.

Updating your sink’s hardware or other bathroom fixtures such as the tub handles, control knobs or shower head are another great way to give your bathroom a newer look without spending a lot of money
on a total remodel.

Steer clear of bleach or abrasive cleaners on refinished or reglazed tubs, tiles and grout. And refinishing and reglazing projects requires proper ventilation – before you sign a contract ask which
methods the company uses as well as what type of materials/chemicals/coatings will be applied.

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