With fall upon us and teens heading off to college, new empty nesters may be left feeling a little restless – and they may be looking for ways to refresh and reclaim some space in their homes, like their kid’s old bathroom.
The great news is that empty nesters don’t have to break the bank to update and modernize their kid’s former bathroom(s). In fact, they can save a lot of time, money and stress by going the no-demolition route and refinishing the tub and tiling, rather than doing a full-blown renovation.
Benefits of Refinishing
Believe it or not, the look of a bathtub and surrounding tile can really revitalize (or bring down) the overall look of a bathroom. By refinishing the surface of broken, worn down and/or stained tubs and tiling, the damaged surfaces of the majority of the bathroom can be repaired, giving them the look (and feel) of a new bathroom.
What can be just as great as the outcomes of tub and tiling refinishing is the fact that, when you go the refinishing route, you can also benefit from:
- Cost savings – Refinishing is only a fraction of the cost that a full-blown renovation, including a new tub and new tiling, would be.
- Time savings – Refinishing tile and a tub will usually only take a few days at most. This means that you will deal with minimal inconvenience as you modernize the bathroom and that you can start using your new bathroom ASAP.
This help you extend your renovation dollars further – maybe even allowing you to make some updates to other areas of your home that you may want to modernize.
Compliment Refinishing with Some Final Touches
After refinishing the tub and tiling in a bathroom, here are a few other things you can do to add some final touches and really revitalize the space:
- Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls.
- Replace the old outlet covers and fixtures.
- Add new lighting features and/or window dressings.