FALLBROOK – Year after year bathroom remodeling ranks high on the list of home improvements that make their cost back at resale. It costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a recoup rate of 102 percent. If you aren’t ready to do a complete bathroom makeover, here are some smaller projects that can help refresh the look of your bathroom.
If you can pipe a child’s name on a birthday cake, you can re-caulk a tub. First, use a softener like Caulk-Be-Gone to get rid of the old caulk. Take your time and carefully apply the new caulk. When the new caulk is in place, fill the tub with water to stretch the caulk while it dries. This will ensure a good seal.
If your tub is looking old, but you don’t want to replace it (or it is too large to fit out the door) consider having it re-glazed. For the $300 to $400 it costs for the re-glazing you will end up with a tub that looks brand new.
Is the paint or wall-covering in your bathroom looking dated? Removing the old wall coverings and applying a fresh coat of paint can work wonders in modernizing a bathroom’s look. For walls with minor damage, using a spray-on texture provides a quick fix before painting.
Old shower doors can ruin any bathroom. Removing or replacing them will improve the look of you bathroom.
Provided by Jean Ellen Gahner, RE/MAX United Fallbrook, (760) 731-2900 Ext. 341.