Master Bathroom Edition

Building the spa bathroom of your dreams may cost more than you want to spend. But you don’t have to empty your wallet to improve your bathroom. A little bling and a few luxurious touches can give you a big impact for a small amount of money, and that’s a good place to start.

Someone gives you an old battered Wardrobe constructed from laminated chipboard you may think it has little value. Unlike real solid wood which can be stripped down, planed, restored and reused, and then varnished, wood stained or painted in finishing chipboard can’t. You can’t strip chipboard down to the bare wood and you can’t plane it other than the edges, and it’s not easy to get a good varnish or wood stain finish; although you can reuse chipboard and if you key the surface paint it. One good reuse for old laminated chipboard is to cut it to size for shelving, or even drawer fronts.

Unless specified in Project Options list, this typical bathroom remodel estimate does NOT include costs for relocating, repairing, modifying or enhancing existing structural, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Estimate common structural and system modification costs with the Room Modifications Cost estimator or the Home Addition Cost estimator.

An alternate to wood floors in the living room is carpet. Although a little more difficult to clean than hardwood or laminate wood floors, carpeting is easy on the feet. Families with young children prefer carpet as a softer option for children to play on when they are milling around on the floor. Wood floors, however, are easier to clean if spills or accidents occur. This is truly a toss up and often ends up aligning more with owner preference than practicality, so to speak.

When most people think of kitchen remodeling, lighting is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, something like recessed lighting provides functionality in addition to a sleek look. There is also the option of choosing lights underneath cabinets, which provide plenty of illumination to countertops where most of the work in the kitchen is done. LED lighting also provides an abundance of light while being energy efficient.

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