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20 Bathroom Remodel Tips And Tricks That Won’t Cost You A Fortune

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Whether you decide to hire a professional service
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or you want to put in a little DIY work,
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there are some things to consider and understand
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when starting a bathroom remodel.
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You can’t do it carelessly because it may jeopardize the work itself.
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However, you don’t need to do any excessive work
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that may cost you too much.
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As long as you are creative enough,
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you should be able to handle all the work quite easily.
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Next, I’ll share the top 20 Bathroom Remodel Tips and Tricks
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that won’t cost you a Fortune by simphome.com
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20. Tiling the Shower – Do It Like a Pro
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Just because you aren’t used to tiling the shower,
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it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it.
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First, don’t rush things.
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You need to have two tiles first for the bottom area.
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Make sure that they have come with the right pattern –
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feel free to play with it until you get it the way you want it.
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Turn the tiles, make them go downward, backward, or anything else
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until you come up with the right pattern.
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Once you have found the ideal pattern,
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you can start from the bottom.
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Keep in mind that the bottom row is the most crucial section.
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If the bottom row isn’t level then you will have a problem.
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The most important thing in a bathroom remodel is to take it slowly and carefully.
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Once the tiles are set, let it rest overnight or for a few nights.
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Rushing things won’t help at all – trust me.
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For more technical detail, check link inside description area.
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19. Use the Wainscot to Cover
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For starters, it is basically a pre-fab board extending up to 48 inches high
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to cover any minor holes or dings in the wall.
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The principle of using the wainscot is to cover or resurface instead of replacing it.
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Of course, you also need to use your logic when doing this.
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If your wall is already filled with mildew or mold,
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you will HAVE TO replace it
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because covering it up will only make it worst.
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You can get creative with the color though.
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Yes, it is okay to combine two different colors or hues within the same room.
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If you have incorporated a single uniform color,
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this bathroom remodel will give you the best chance
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to change the existing design and style.
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18. Used Items Are Okay
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Scour sites like eBay and Craigslist or head over to the nearest Habitat for Humanity ReStore,
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which specifically sells home necessities such as doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs.
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Another great place to look for upcycled bathroom accessories is Etsy.
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You’re only limited by your imagination.
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You can easily find upcycled bathroom accessories on Etsy
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by searching with keywords like “bathroom” or “upcycled.”
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17. Don’t Move the Plumbing
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Leave the plumbing intact and only change the surface items.
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Unless you are super loaded, moving the drainage or the water supply will be super expensive.
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It would be best to focus on installing new shower tiles
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instead of moving the shower.
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Or it would be okay to replace the cabinets and sink
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instead of moving the sink to another spot.
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If you still want to move the plumbing,
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just be ready with an expanded budget.
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16. DIY Plumbing Work
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Another possible method of doing an inexpensive bathroom remodel work
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is to do a DIY plumbing project on your own.
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You probably have heard about PEX plumbing,
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which allows even homeowners to manage their own plumbing work.
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With this system, moving the drain lines
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or the sink supply will be possible
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although it will still be impossible to move the sewer line.
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Instead of dealing with galvanized pipes or soldering copper pipes,
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you can easily use PEX pipes and SharkBite fits with their easy push-in mechanism.
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Try it and see how it works for you.
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15. Countertops Considerations
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First of all, choose unique colors – not light beige, brown, or tan.
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These colors are popular so they will likely be pricier compared with other colors.
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Second, choose granite countertops with imperfections.
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The more imperfections there are,
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the cheaper they will be.
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If the imperfection is located where the sink or faucets will be
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then you or anyone else won’t see it anyway!
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14. Focus on Grout and Caulk
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Grout and caulk may be simple and (seemingly) unimportant.
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But when you can focus on such small details,
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you can probably save some of your remodeling budget for something else.
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They only cost a few dollars anyway.
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If you don’t believe me, include this work in your bathroom remodel plan
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and you will be surprised to see the difference.
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13. Redo instead of Buying New
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Have you ever thought about relining your old shower or bathtub?
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Surprisingly, it isn’t as expensive as buying the new item.
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One of the biggest concerns in the bathroom remodel is the cost.
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Well, relining them will definitely reduce your overall spending.
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Let’s say you do have some vintage bathroom fixtures
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or an old tub you don’t want to get rid of.
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The good news?
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You can refinish them yourself
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if they’re made of porcelain, cast iron, or fiberglass.
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That said, it takes time and some investment.
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A basic DIY refinishing kit will run you $150,
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but you’ll also need additional supplies such as a sander, a spray gun, face masks, paint brushes, etc.
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You can see a good, basic tutorial for DIY refinishing at HGTV.
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12. Be Your Own Designer
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Yes, try designing everything on your own
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without moving or changing the main plumbing lines.
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Doing superficial work can transform the look and ambiance of the bathroom –
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something that most homeowners can do.
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Not to mention that there are tons of designing apps
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that can be used to help you with the process.
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Type “home design” into Google play store’s search bar and you’ll get tons of options.
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11. Be Careful when Hiring a Contractor
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If you finally decide to hire a contractor
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that will help you with your bathroom remodel project,
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be sure to do extensive research.
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Before rushing in to make a decision,
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it is best to do it carefully.
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First of all, have your own design and then talk it out with them.
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If they can give free insight and some professional advice,
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they are good candidates.
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Second, supply your own material – it would be cheaper.
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Third, think about the deadlines.
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Not having a bathroom (provided that you have extra) can be stressful –
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let alone if you only have one bathroom.
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10. Try Fiverr
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If you are looking for a third-party service
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that can save you a lot of money,
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go to Fiverr and look around for the cheap bathroom design proposal.
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You’ll be surprised to find tons of creative 3d Bathroom designers
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to choose from that won’t hurt your wallet.
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The more stars they have, the better.
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9. $300 Master Bathroom Remodel
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Would you believe it if I said that you could do a bathroom remodel for less than $300?
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The basic idea is to keep the crucial one,
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remove the unimportant one, and update the existing one.
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Remodeling the bathroom doesn’t have to be costly.
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Sometimes, changing the color of the wall, repainting the vanities, and changing the hardware is enough.
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8. Budget Bathroom remodel for $265
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For instance, let’s say that your previous color was white
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and you decide to change it blue now.
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It can create an immediate outcome.
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Don’t forget that details can affect too.
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For instance, the front side of the bathtub was plain
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but once you add moldings to it, it looks different now.
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Let’s say that your mirror was previously frameless.
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If you add wooden frame now and match it with the existing paint color,
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you will create a different atmosphere to the room.
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7. Vintage Rustic Industrial Bathroom Reveal under $200
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One thing that most homeowners often miss
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when doing their bathroom remodel is the hardware.
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In reality, changing the hardware alone (without changing the overall look of the house)
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will create an instant change.
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There are different types of hardware out there,
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but here is an idea:
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choose the rustic vintage industrial type
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to make your bathroom look smashing – and they won’t be costly either.
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6. How to makeover your bathroom for under $100
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If you want to improve your bathroom,
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there are several simple (and inexpensive) things to do, such as:
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Upgrade the lighting.
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Changing the lighting fixture can seriously help.
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Remember, you are changing the device not the lines.
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Repaint the cabinets along with the hardware.
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It doesn’t have to be matching all the times –
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sometimes making them contrast will create a stunning effect.
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Add extra shelves.
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Extra shelving won’t only help with storage but also with visual design.
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Add small details.
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Add frames to the mirror.
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Update with a DIY towel bar or towel ring.
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Adding small items will change the look of the bathroom,
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but don’t overdo it.
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The simpler the update, the better.
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5. 5 Panel Door from a flat hollow core for Less than $20
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In more than one case, the process doesn’t take more than a day
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and once you did it you will have – a door that is less boring and plain.
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Most homeowners fail on this,
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thinking that they need to focus on what’s INSIDE the bathroom and forget the door.
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But changing the door will also create a different effect.
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4. Consider En-suite style bathroom idea
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For instance, the bulky and heavy items (like bathtub and shower) should be placed the farthest from the entrance.
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It will create a roomier effect.
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Don’t forget about room natural flow – from the heavier to the lighter.
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Let’s say that you place the bathtub at the end,
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followed by the cabinets, the toilet, and the sink.
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Or you can also try this: the bathtub, the cabinets with the sink, and the toilet.
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It creates a movement – a stylish flow from which everyone can benefit.
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3. Cleaning the Grout
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In the last step of doing the bathroom remodel,
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we talk about grout and caulk.
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But cleaning and refreshing its look can be easy.
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Try a brush with stiff bristle and plain warm water.
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Brush it with a circular motion and let it dry.
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If that doesn’t work, try baking soda and water.
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If you want to add cleaning strength, spray vinegar so the grout will be cleaner.
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Mix the vinegar with water so it won’t be too acidic and strong.
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Once you spray the vinegar, let it sit for a while.
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Then scrub it off with the brush.
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The vinegar should be strong enough to clean the grout.
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2. Simply paint your countertop and sink
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Did you know that there are inexpensive paints
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that you can use to help you change the look of the bathroom?
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By repainting not only the wall but also the vanities,
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you will create a fresher look with a new hue.
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1. How to Repaint Correctly
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If you want to go down this path,
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make sure that you have chosen the right palette –
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and you are sure that it will create the desired effect that you want.
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Once you choose the color, pick the finish, and get planning,
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you can start by clearing out the room.
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These are the basic things to know about when repainting a room.
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Find out more details inside the description area.
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All in all, transforming and refreshing your bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult.
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As long as you know the steps, planning and executing your goal is not only executable
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but the process can also be fun too!
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