Bath Remodeling on a Shoestring Budget

Bathtub or shower? It’s a debate that has plagued homeowners for decades. In Portland, remodeling your bathtub is a relatively easy undertaking, especially when compared to, say, updating your kitchen or bathroom. Here’s why:

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Bathroom tiling is available in so many different styles, colors, and textures. You can have your bathtub exposed to the sun or have a frosted, etched, or hand-painted look. Your bath remodel can include a built-in tub or you may choose from a variety of wall surrounds that include: tub surrounds, stand-in tub surrounds, handheld wall-mounted tub surrounds, shower walls, shower doors, hand held shower walls, walk in shower enclosures, or luxury steam shower enclosures. If you’re a do-it-yourself type of gal, you can even install your own hand-held wall-mounted bathtub shower surround.


Bathtubs in Portland are usually not very costly to replace. So, why not save money on your next bath remodel project? Try out a one-day Portland Bath Remodel. This is the same as doing a weekend project when it comes to Portland bath remodeling. You can have your bathtub redone or painted and everything is included in one day of work time! You may be able to schedule more than one day of work in one weekend, depending on how much time you want to spend on your project.


Most Portland bath remodel jobs consist of replacing shower doors and hardware, scrubbing grout, installing new faucets and soap dispensers, installation of ceramic tile over porcelain tile, new flooring installed, corian and soapstone countertops, installing new electrical outlets, wiring, and installing new plumbing. Once everything is installed, it’s time to put your touches on the inside of your lovely new bathroom. Install a new fitted or prefabricated cabinet for your shampoo, soap, and toiletries. If you don’t want to buy a cabinet, pick up a beautiful vessel sink or even a floating pedestal sink to use as a stand-alone piece of cabinetry.


If saving money isn’t enough to complete your bathroom remodel on a shoestring, try a shower combination bathtub and shower combination tub. You can find a wide variety of Portland bathtubs with shower combos that come with a matching showerhead and a bathtub. You can choose a beautiful granite bathtub or a resin fiberglass tub and install a nice, wide, double door surround to make your bathroom appear larger and airy. To save even more, you can have your shower combination bathtub and shower combination showering tub installed by a professional who will cut your bathtub into pieces to create the surround for the tub. You’ll end up with a unique looking bathtub and shower combination that costs only a little bit more than an individual tub would cost.


When you’re ready to get started on your Portland bath remodel on a budget, keep these tips in mind. Don’t forget about Portland bathtub refinishing either. Whether you’re doing a complete Portland bath remodel or just want to update the look of one bathtub, refinishing bathtub panels is a great way to achieve a fresh new look without spending a lot of money. Plus, if you do it right, refinishing bathtubs will add years to their lives, which is money that you can invest back into your family’s budget.