Studies have found that kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most heavily inspected areas for new home buyers. Buyers want kitchens and bathrooms to be fitted with easy-to-clean floors, up-to-date appliances, and enough space for personal comfort. When it comes to the bathroom, homeowners are typically the most scrutinizing — especially if the bathtub fails to meet their expectations. Whether you’re looking to update your bathroom for your household or for market, here are some tips to upgrade your bathroom.
Bathtub Repair and Replacement
Believe it or not, most of the scum, chipping, and scratching that a bathtub experiences over the years is actually caused by cleaning rather than wear and tear. Many cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can gradually eat away at the protective enamel in bathtubs. There is a very slim chance that a damaged bathtub will sell a home, as they are breeding grounds for dirt and germs alike. Using Bondo or some similar kind of polyester putty can repair the crack and chips in a tub; without a protective enamel however one may be better off with a bathtub replacement.
Bathtub Refinishing Service
Since bathtubs cost more money than most people are willing to spend, re-enameling a bathtub could be a cheaper, faster option to make your bathtub as good as new. Bathtub refinishers can typically finish a job in just three or four hours; the actual tub will be cured and ready-to-use in just 24 hours. Many bathtub refinishers offer different colored enamels to remove cracks while simultaneously updating your bathtub. Due to the nature of tub refinishing, the finished product is often much easier to clean and can last a home for up to 10 years. So before you run out and buy a new bathtub, consider having your existing tub resurfaced to save money, time, and the hassle.