Bath Remodel Features: To Save or to Splurge?

At Crystal Bath & Shower Company, we pride ourselves in being honest about the cost of a high-quality bath remodel — we even provide a helpful investment guide. Bathroom renovations can be quickly add up, and as you choose bathroom tiles, hardware, and custom shower features, you might find your budget stretching. When this happens, it’s helpful to know which luxuries are worth the price, and which ones you can afford to skip or save for later. Here’s our quick guide to a central bathroom remodeling question: To save or to splurge?

Faucets: Splurge
Bathroom faucets are essential in terms of function and design. Don’t save money now just to have to pay for expensive and frustrating repairs or a design update when your trendy faucet goes out of style. Instead, invest in high-quality, timeless faucets that will last for generations to come.

Shower Heads: Save
A stylish and long-lasting shower head doesn’t have to break the bank. Choose a fixed shower head for a more economical choice, and save the rainfall shower head and body jets for your next trip to the spa or a fancy hotel.

Finishes: Save Or Splurge
Looking to save? Chrome and nickel are two of the least expensive finishes, yet both metals are highly durable and stand the test of time style-wise, too. Chrome provides a polished and clean look, while nickel is a softer metallic which doesn’t show fingerprints or water spots. On the other hand, if you’ve got a specific aesthetic in mind, you may want to splurge on bathroom finishes. Choose polished brass for a more vintage look, or oil-rubbed bronze for a traditional or farmhouse style.

Bath-to-Shower Conversion: Splurge
If you’re not one for a long soak or you’re interested in adding more space to a smaller bathroom, a tub-to-shower conversion makes for a sound investment. Even if you’re working with a mid-range budget, there are multiple customization options to choose from. We recommend taking the plunge for this bathroom upgrade.

High-Tech Features: Save
Do you really need a self-cleaning toilet or heated floors? Probably not! One problem with high-tech features is that they become outdated fast, as they’re quickly replaced with the next-best thing. Unless these features are a must-have on the honey-do list, skip them.

Bathroom Tile: Save And Splurge
Bathroom tile is both a necessity (as flooring and shower tile) and special feature, from 3D tiling to shower niches. For this reason, we recommend a combination of saves and splurges for your bathroom remodel. Choose a neutral bathroom tile that will stand the test of time as your base, such as subway tile. Then, splurge on artistic touches, like an accent wall or vanity backsplash with your favorite mosaic or glass tile.

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Your Bathroom Remodel
For an affordable bathroom renovation, our expert remodelers at Crystal Bath & Shower Company can help you decide which features make sense for your space and budget. To get started, contact us for a free quote or visit our showroom on 5746 Oleander Drive to see our products in person.