How to Cut the Cost of Bathroom Renovation in Lakeland 55+ Communities

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How to Cut the Cost of Bathroom Renovation in Lakeland 55+ Communities


Nobody wants a disastrous looking bathroom, especially because most Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers say that it is one of the 2 parts of the home which buyers focus on, together with the kitchen. However, most of the time, it is the hardest to prettify. 

If you're planning to renovate your bathroom in your Lakeland FL home, here are tips to help you with your budget.

If a bathroom renovation is in order and you want to cut some cost, these 5 tips will surely save your day.


1. Choose areas to renovate

If you would seek the advice of a Lakeland FL Sandpiper golf homes agent, they would most probably tell you that renovating your whole bathroom is not always the best decision. Aside from having to spend much on a single room in the home, it would also take time. This means that you have to wait longer before you can part with your Lakeland FL home for sale. So to save cost and still stick to your goal, choose to renovate only parts of your bathroom. It would be worth it to renovate the shower area and the tub as this will give them the impression of a fresh new bathroom.


2. Spend time shopping for materials

Just like shopping for homes in, you also need to explore as many comparable options as possible for your renovation. Don’t just settle for the first tile you see in the nearest store. Try online shopping and compare prices. If there’s one near you, visit recycling centers where you can get flooring materials and bathroom accessories for a fraction of the cost. This can help you save a lot at the end of the day.


3. Limit tiles and paint your walls instead

Tiles are not that cheap, and when we think of bathrooms, we normally equate it to tiles. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. The shower and tub area should definitely be tiled. Beyond these areas, you can get creative and just paint your concrete walls instead. It can be a great way to incorporate your style in renovation while keeping your budget at a minimum.


4. Use subway tiles for some areas

These simple at cheap tile option is worth a shot if you want to avoid breaking the bank for tiles in your renovation. White subway tiles can cover the rest of your bathroom while you save the more expensive glass mosaic tiles for accented areas of your bathroom. This can save you a great deal of money and can still ensure you’ll have a decent looking bathroom buyers will love.


5. Focus on accents

All Lakeland FL real estate brokers know pretty well that staging is a big part of home selling. This does not exempt your bathroom. To get that luxurious bathroom appeal, try adding posh accents when you stage your home. You can go for lovely towels, gorgeous vases and flowers, or unique artwork to add class and elegance in your bathroom. Spending on these rather than spending on costly renovation materials can give you the same stylish effects without the huge cost.


Next time you plan a renovation, consult with your real estate broker in Lakeland 55+ communities first so you know where to spend most money on and where you can cut the cost. After all, at the end of the day, it is not just the bathroom that buyers look for.


Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with superior local knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity, and personal service to help you sell or buy Lakeland 55+ Community homes for sale or Sandpiper Golf homes for sale.


Petra Norris, REALTOR®…


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Petra Norris wise advice for homeowners who are thinking of renovating a bathroom....and consulting with a seasoned real estate agent lie Petra Norris would be your first step.

May 12, 2015 10:22 PM #1
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Petra Norris the bathroom is very important in most buyers views. Saving money and renovating is music to my ears. 

May 12, 2015 10:39 PM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very practical advice for home owners. 

When selecting tile colors, consumers need to be careful to avoid selections that may not be popular with the next purchasers.

May 18, 2015 10:35 PM #3
Lydia Puller, Realtor
Vanguard Properties - San Francisco, CA
Homes for Sale in San Francisco, Marin & East Bay

Awesome tips on how to save money when renovating a bathroom! These are surely valuable to every homeowner.

May 18, 2015 11:32 PM #4
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Really great post, Petra! Buyers and sellers of Lakeland FL real estate should go to you for expert opinion and advice. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 20, 2015 04:08 AM #5
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