Home projects take time and money, especially in today’s economy. Therefore, be wise in what projects you choose to tackle and how you do them. Many home projects, such as kitchens and baths, provide a good return on investment. Even better, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to complete your transformation. In this post, NU Tub lists three ways to save money and renovate your bathroom.
1. Install a Bathtub Liner Instead of a Replacement
Replacing an old bathtub costs more than installing a bathtub liner. Not everyone has extra money sitting around. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, consider installing a bathtub liner. This is much less expensive than a replacement and can be done in as little as one day.
Installing a liner over your existing tub or shower means you don’t have to rip out what’s already there. The process avoids drywall repair, potential plumbing, and new tub costs while providing a fresh look. Speaking of fresh, liners come in various colors to achieve your desired look. Bathtub liners are also very durable, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them anytime soon.
2. Refinish Your Bathtub
Like bathtub liners, refinishing is also an excellent and budget-friendly option. Rather than replacing your old bathtub, have it refinished. Bathtub refinishing involves repairing chips and cracks, lightly etching the surface, and applying a glaze. Even better, the entire process can be done in as little as one day. Moreover, you can refinish porcelain, cast iron, fiberglass, and many other materials.
Not only is refinishing more cost-effective, but it’s also better for the environment. When you replace a bathtub, the old one typically ends up in a landfill. Refinishing your tub keeps it out of the landfill and makes your tub look new again. Finally, you can also refinish cabinets and countertops to achieve a complete remodel.
3. Convert Your Tub to a Shower
Tub-to-shower conversions are great for those living with disabilities who require accessibility. Modifications involve removing part of the bathtub’s dam, which creates low-profile access to the shower. Then, we insert a customized, water-tight door into the opening. You can also add safety rails, shower seats, and other features. Voila! Just like that, you now have a walk-in shower for those with limited mobility.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Don’t wait any longer to renovate your bathroom. Call NU Tub at (217) 522-1850 to schedule your appointment. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate. We service customers in Springfield, IL, and the surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!