Most people agree that nothing will date a home more than an avocado green
bathtub, pink tile or "butcher block" Formica kitchen countertops.
It not only dates the home for all to see, but it also dramatically reduces
the value. Kitchen and bath remodels are the two best investments a homeowner
The question is, how much can the homeowner afford and what will be the
return on their investment. A growing number of Phoenix, homeowners are
finding a less expensive alternative; they are opting to refinish their
bathtubs, tile surrounds, vanity tops and even floors to update the look
of their bathrooms. You can change colors, repair damaged surfaces, or
even chips and create a new look without costly and messy removal and
replacement of a brand new bathroom tub. The process works equally well
on porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, laminate and cultured marble surfaces
and can save a homeowner up to 75% over the cost of replacement.
Adding value is especially important if the homeowner is looking to sell.
In a buyer's market, it is critical that the home "show well"
immediately. Nothing will send a prospective buyer out the door more than
a yellow bathtub with black tile accents, or an orange or green Formica
countertop. However, the homeowner can project the right image without
investing more than they can get in return with quality surface refinishing.
For example, a homeowner is more likely to get a better return on their
investment after spending $1,200 to $1,500 to refinish their kitchen countertop,
than spending $10,000 to $15,000 on a solid surface replacement. It can
cost $2,500 to $3,000 to replace a yellow bathtub, but only $450 –
$550 to change the color and have it look like new.
The experts offer advice for homeowners looking for an affordable bathroom
and kitchen remodeling solutions.
• Establish a budget; look at magazines and visit home improvement
stores for ideas and the newest trends for bathtubs, showers and bathroom
or kitchen countertops. • Consider how much time you want to devote
to the project.
• Traditional removal and replacement remodeling almost always takes
more time than you anticipate.
• Another advantage of surface refinishing is that you will know exactly
when the project will start and end.
• Traditional removal and replacement of a bathtub and tile surround
can take two months or more depending on the scope of the project.
With surface refinishing, a bathtub can be refinished in the color of your
choice, and the tile surround in a Natural Accents™ stone finish
for typically under $1,200. Add a vanity top and a sink and the total
cost adds up to only about $1,700. Instead of taking a week or two, this
process will take two days or less.
The Phoenix ToFixIt bathtub and shower repair and finishing expert company
states, "countertops are the new wow factor for homeowners,"
people want the multicolor look and the features of stone. These options
can provide both at a tremendous cost savings with Natural Accents.”
Natural Accents™ works equally well on laminate, tile, Corian™
and cultured marble surfaces. It’s a custom look in which the homeowner
can choose flat, satin or even a semi-gloss finish. They can have it smooth
or with a slight texture.
A Natural Accents™ countertop is a very affordable way to create
a kitchen makeover without breaking the bank. A Natural Accents refinished
vanity, looks like it is granite. It looks that good.
Homeowners have embraced the concept of creating an upgraded look for their
kitchens and bathrooms, while saving them money on the removal and replacement
of bathroom fixtures, vanity tops and kitchen counters. To learn more
or schedule your appointment to get a new update look in your bathroom
or kitchen at a fraction of the normal remodel project, contact ToFixIt
at (602) 863-4948 to find the bathtub, shower repair company in your area
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