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Affordable Ways to Makeover Bathrooms

May 8th, 2008 10:47 AM by Lehel Szucs

Affordable Ways to Makeover Bathrooms

A dreary, outdated bathroom can be a home sale deal breaker.

Remodeling magazine says the average price of a mid-range bathroom remodel in 2007 was $14,445. But $500 worth of nips and tucks can upgrade the room, says Lytel Young, host of HGTV’s "Save My Bath."

"There are three important things in a bathroom," Young says. "Clean, simple, and orderly. That's the key for every budget, whether it's $500 or $40,000."

He recommends these inexpensive steps to sellers whose baths need a facelift:
  • Rip out the dated medicine cabinet and replace it with a big mirror.
  • Replace the lighting with new sconces on both sides of the mirror plus a new overhead fixture on a dimmer.
  • Re-caulk the tub and shower.
  • Repaint with a neutral color, but decorate with big, fluffy colorful towels.
  • Hang some framed art.

Source: The Washington Post, Terri Sapienza (04/24/08)
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Posted by Lehel Szucs on May 8th, 2008 10:47 AM



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