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Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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Bathroom Refurnishing Ideas for Budget-Friendly Makeovers


Looking to transform your bathroom into a beautiful spa-like retreat? Redesigning your bathroom to be a gorgeous, relaxing space is possible even without a huge investment. Try these simple bath refinishing ideas for a makeover that is low on costs but high on style.


A full gut job and mid-range bathroom remodeling in the California region costs approximately $20,420 today. That includes replacing all the fixtures, countertops, tiles, cabinetry and lighting. For an upscale renovation with complete high-end finishes and relocation of all fixtures, the average cost is $64,743. However, if you want to complete your bath refinishing project for less than $1,000 to $3,000, here are some ideas to consider:

  1. Update the smaller fixtures: Replace your towel racks, drawer pulls, light fixtures and sink faucets. With a relatively small investment, these changes will make a significant difference to the look and feel of your bathroom.
  2. Freshen up the paint: Invest in a quality paint with a satin finish. If you plan to do it yourself, be extra careful and patient while painting around the tub, shower, sink and toilet.
  3. Save on countertops: Want to upgrade to granite or other natural stone countertops? You can save money by selecting the less expensive tans, beiges or other neutral colors instead of black or white.
  4. Keep tiling to the minimum: Replacing your tiles is an expensive and tedious project. Save on tiles by:
    • Combining the high-end, artistic tiles as an accent, along with low-cost plain tiles.
    • Using tiles in only part of the area (such as a horizontal stripe along the wall) and painting the rest of your bathroom.
    • Power washing the existing tiles and fine cleaning the grout lines for a shiny, new look.
  5. Refinish tubs and shower stalls: Replacing an old tub is not just expensive, but also complicated. Very often, you need to cut your original tub into pieces to bring it out through the bathroom door. Also, you may have to spend on the surrounding trim, tiles, plumbing, and flooring if they sustain cracks or damage during this process. Instead, re-glaze and refinish your existing tub. Hire an experienced bathroom refinishing contractor to recoat the tub and make it look as good as new.


At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we are passionate about redesigning and redecorating bath spaces to enhance their look and function. Our creative ideas and outstanding craftsmanship can transform your bathroom into an invigorating, spa-like space. We are respectful of timelines and budgets, and are committed to securing your complete satisfaction.

Since 1994, we have served homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley, including in Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Los Altos Hills, San Jose, Cambrian, Almaden and Willow Glen, CA. Read these testimonials from customers who vouch for our quality work and consistent customer service.

Call CBKR, your bathroom remodeling contractor at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation. We can discuss several exciting and inexpensive bath refinishing ideas for budget-friendly makeovers.

3D Printing Moves Into Bathroom Renovations


From artsy bathtubs to personalized tiles, cabinets, countertops and door hardware, modern technology allows you to create all shapes, sizes and forms with a variety of materials for your personal spa. Learn how 3D printing is revolutionizing bathroom renovations.  


Initially used mainly for industrial prototypes, manufacturers now utilize this technology to make product design and manufacturing more efficient for mainstream customers. Let us look at the key benefits of 3D printing in interior design.

  1. Greater creativity: From stylish faucets, sinks and bathtubs to monogrammed toilet rolls and toothbrush holders, the creative possibilities are endless.
  2. Better functionality: 3D printing is ideal for personalizing items to your space and needs. Unique forms, material and design choices, as well as one-piece manufacturing, improve the functionality and durability of products.
  3. Less wastage: Building the desired piece by adding materials as required reduces the wastage associated with the traditional manufacturing process. You use only what is needed, thus, minimizing the environmental impact and the time taken to produce fittings and fixtures for your bathroom renovation and build.


You have a wide range of personalized choices when planning your bathroom remodel.

  • Statement tiles: With the ability to scan and reproduce virtually any image, creating unique tiles can be as easy as printing a picture. Synchronizing patterns is also simple with 3D printers. You can create and add high density polyethylene or thermoplastic moisture barriers to avoid leaks, water and mold buildup.
  • One-of-a-kind bathtub and jacuzzi: Elegant, functional and unique is now a distinct possibility with modern 3D printers allowing free rein for remodeling creativity. In addition to exclusive designs, you can modify the size, material and finish of your bathtub/jacuzzi to suit your unique style.
  • Personalized shower heads: Companies like Waterpik are employing this revolutionary technology to improve product performance and water efficiency. You can use it to personalize your showerhead. A vibrant yellow vortex style shower head, bright blue rain shower or your own rubber ducky; it’s really all about you! Add a matching shower handle holder for when it is not in use.
  • Designer faucets: Treat yourself to stylish faucets that add charm and elegance to everyday living. Using an innovative approach to design and manufacturing, these luxurious products offer a magical experience every time you use them.
  • Bathroom accessories for kids: The bathroom is a fun place for the kids. So why not make their time spent here more enjoyable? Thanks to 3D technology, your choices are no longer limited by what is available online or in stores. Explore myriad design ideas with dinosaurs, super heroes, princesses, mermaids, cars, and more fun themes. Design unique showerheads, curtain hooks, toothpaste pushers, soap dishes and dispensers, towel and clothes hangers, shower curtains, toilet paper holders, mirrors, and so on.
  • Functional décor: Bring some dazzle to your bathroom with attractive and functional trimmings. 3D printing lets you add your own flair. Replace the boring, cup-style toothbrush holder with a dainty lattice shape that has a space for each brush. Make a style statement with chic drain covers for your sink, shower and tub. Create personalized razor holders for him and her. Take it a step further with a flexible PVC toilet roll dispenser and a convenient sanitary pad/tampon holder for the ladies.


At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we love designing and installing luxurious spaces using the latest technology. Our creative ideas and quality craftsmanship enhance your lifestyle and the value of your home.

Since 1994, we have served homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley, including in Willow Glen, San Jose, Almaden, Cambrian, Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Los Altos Hills, CA. Read these testimonials from customers who love our work and vouch for the quality of our customer service.

Call CBKR, your bathroom remodeling design and construction contractor at 408-360-9700 or contact us online today to discuss some new and innovative ideas for your kitchen and bathroom renovation projects.