If you're considering a bathroom update, you're probably familiar with the
typical approaches, such as replacing a countertop or toilet, or removing all
the fixtures and finishes to complete a floor-to-ceiling renovation.
However, there is another, far less expensive way to make an older
bathroom look brand new: using overlays.
An overlay is simply a new surface applied over an existing one. For
example, instead of replacing an old and worn bathtub – which is costly –
you can purchase an overlay system (called a tub liner) that fits on top of
the existing bathtub. It's a little like giving your tub a facelift!
You can do the same thing with your bathroom countertops and floors.
Overlays come in a wide variety of styles and finishes – some of which can
make your bathroom look significantly more upscale. Compared to a major
renovation, the installation of overlays is relatively straightforward. A tub
liner installation, for example, can be done in a day.
You can learn more about overlays at your local home improvement centre
and at specialty bathroom showrooms.
December is a time to celebrate the year that has gone by and make plans for the year ahead.
What are your plans for 2014?
Perhaps you're thinking about making some changes around your home? Are you planning some repairs, a room remodeling, or a renovation of some kind?
If so, I may be able to help. As an active Realtor® in the area, I can refer you to many reputable contractors and other local "home industry" buisneses my clients or I have used in the past. Give me a call.
If on the other hand, you have plans to move in the coming year, or you're just entertaining the idea, contact me. I'd be happy to answer your questions and give you and idea of what's possible.
Of course, you may not have any plans at all regarding your home for 2014. If that is the case, know that I'll always be available to you should something come up - as I am for all my valued clients.
Have a wonderful new year.
James Bailes . REALTOR®