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Bathroom remodels that look like a million bucks - for $1,000 or less

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

The bathroom is one room in the house where you can accomplish a lot with $1,000. Here are four updates and upgrades that cost less than 10 Ben Franklins, but can leave you feeling like a million bucks when you step into your new bath.

Redo walls and floors

The key to bringing this job in under $1,000 is to do the work yourself. The actual materials - paint for the walls and tile, stone or vinyl for the floor - can be purchased for a relatively low cost. By doing the work yourself, you avoid high labor charges.

Switch out the shower door

Replacing a plain shower door with one that features a design, pattern or frosting can add personal flair to a bathroom. Manufacturers like Sterling offer a variety of shower doors that are both beautiful and functional.

Swap out the shower


Replacing the shower enclosure can give the room a whole new look. Products like Sterling Ensemble Curve shower enclosures are sized to fit standard 5-foot bath alcove spaces. Replacing a tub with an enclosure makes for a spacious, luxurious showering experience.

Update fixtures

Few bathroom upgrades have a greater impact on efficiency and beauty the way changing fixtures can. Whether you opt for a low-flow showerhead or a high-efficiency toilet, replacing older fixtures can update the look of a bathroom and yield long-term savings on utility bills.

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