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Easy and Affordable Bathroom Upgrades

Is your bathroom looking a little drab? It might be time for a makeover. There are many ways to upgrade the bathroom, from installing new tile to buying a new sink, toilet, and tub. But many bathroom upgrades are simply too expensive or take months to complete.

So how do you update your bathroom without spending a lot of time and money? Fortunately there are many simple and affordable ways to update the look and comfort of your bathroom. The following is a list of our favorite easy and affordable bathroom upgrades.

Install radiant floor heating. Who doesn’t want to step out of a warm shower and unto warm floors? Surprisingly, radiant floor heating is a cost-effective way to upgrade your bathroom without spending a lot of time. “The best type of radiant floor heating system for the bathroom is an electric floor heating system that works with a network of cables placed underneath your bathroom floor,” says Pierre Zarokian, who has done several home remodeling’s. An electric heating system can be installed under tile, marble, or slate floors.

In addition to being an affordable upgrade, electric floor heating systems are also relatively easy. Most projects can be completed within a weekend without the help of a professional. Although it’s always smart to consult an electrician, especially if you’ve never done this before.

Purchase new hardware. A simple and affordable way to revive a boring bathroom is to change the hardware. New cabinet hardware can instantly update the look of your bathroom without costing a lot of money. You can also buy new plumbing fixtures, such as new fixtures for the toilet, sink, tub, and shower.  The key to buying new hardware and fixtures is to select a style that goes with the rest of your décor. Of course, if you have the budget, you can also update your towels, rugs, and wall art.

Paint the bathroom. An easy way to upgrade your bathroom without spending a lot of time and money is to paint. Select a fresh color for the walls. Consider painting a single wall to add color without going over the top. But you don’t have to limit your paint job to the walls. You can also paint or retouch cabinets and other bathroom storage products. Painting the walls and cabinets is a fun weekend project that won’t break the bank.
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