DIY Renovation on a Budget: Updating Tiles and Surfaces

I love renovation. I love DIY-ing. And when you add budget-friendly, low-cost, cheap, or inexpensive in the picture, I’m in heaven! LOL!


I came across this blog post from BG Property Styling on inexpensive ways of updating tiles and surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen, floors, etc.  I found a couple of tips that are absolutely doable and within budget and time constraints.  Well, hello there, Weekend Project! *wink*

tiles and surfaces

1.   Deep cleaning tiles and surfaces.  BGPS shared this 4-step green cleaning recipe from Staging Channel that’s said to be able to do wonders. Can’t wait to try this!

Step 1 Sprinkle baking soda like you would scouring powder into the bathtub/shower area. Rub with a damp sponge. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2 To remove film buildup on bathtubs, apply white vinegar full-strength to a sponge and wipe. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Step 3 Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn’t leave a film. Use 1/4 cup (or more) vinegar to 1-gallon water.

Step 4 To clean grout, put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-sized bowl and add 1-cup warm water. Mix into a smooth paste and scrub into grout with a sponge or toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and dispose of leftover paste when finished.


2.   Update tiles by painting.  I found this interesting.  Definitely a cheaper alternative to replacing all dated tiles.  Plus, it’s fast and easy:  Here’s how:  First. coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Then, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up-to-date look of your floor, walls, and surfaces.


So yes, that’s gonna be my weekend project.  What about you? Any projects planned for the weekend?






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