Even the most basic bath tub can be expensive. And when you are flipping homes, it's important to try to curb costs wherever possible while creating a superior product. My partner, Lance, came up with this tub trick and we've used it about 3 times now with extraordinary results.  As much as I want to keep all our secrets to ourselves, this one is so good and so easy that we just had to share it. Remodeling your bathroom but don't want to spend a fortune?

Our inexpensive tub trick

Even the most basic bath tub can be expensive. And when you are flipping homes, it's important to try to curb costs wherever possible while creating a superior product. My partner, Lance, came up with this tub trick and we've used it about 3 times now with extraordinary results. As much as I want to keep all our secrets to ourselves, this one is so good and so easy that we just had to share it. Remodeling your bathroom but don't want to spend a fortune?

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover | Bless'er House - So many great ways to create charm in a builder grade bathroom on a budget!

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover | Bless'er House - So many great ways to create charm in a builder grade bathroom on a budget!

TIP: 1st, we updated the builder grade cabinet into a floating vanity raised to a 33″ height; reversed the doors to take advantage of the Shaker style on the other side; and beveled the drawer fronts edges, removing the curved ogee edge with an orbital sander so they were refinished as curved and smooth. Painted vanity Silver Marlin by Benjamin Moore, it has a green undertone.

TIP: 1st, we updated the builder grade cabinet into a floating vanity raised to a 33″ height; reversed the doors to take advantage of the Shaker style on the other side; and beveled the drawer fronts edges, removing the curved ogee edge with an orbital sander so they were refinished as curved and smooth. Painted vanity Silver Marlin by Benjamin Moore, it has a green undertone.

In case we decide to ever upgrade our trim... the builder's installed trim is decent, but love the tall trim!

In case we decide to ever upgrade our trim... the builder's installed trim is decent, but love the tall trim!

#21. Add wood accents to builder grade cabinets for a custom look! -- 27 Easy Remodeling Projects That Will Completely Transform Your Home

27 Easy Remodeling Ideas That Will Completely Transform Your Home (On a budget!)

#21. Add wood accents to builder grade cabinets for a custom look! -- 27 Easy Remodeling Projects That Will Completely Transform Your Home

Replace your knobs and pulls with vintage hardware.  Hardware (whether for doors or cabinets) is a little thing that can have a big impact. (Case in point: this project by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.) You can buy new hardware that just looks vintage, or scour architectural salvage shops for inexpensive pieces to replace your boring, builder-grade stuff.

7 Ways To Add Character to a Cookie Cutter Home

Replace your knobs and pulls with vintage hardware. Hardware (whether for doors or cabinets) is a little thing that can have a big impact. (Case in point: this project by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.) You can buy new hardware that just looks vintage, or scour architectural salvage shops for inexpensive pieces to replace your boring, builder-grade stuff.

Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover without breaking the bank. Before and After theHoneycombHome.com

Kitchen Makeover Reveal & A Giveaway

Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover without breaking the bank. Before and After theHoneycombHome.com

Photo: Courtesy of Sypsie Designs | thisoldhouse.com | from 9 Easy Updates to a Builder-Grade Bathroom

9 Easy Updates to a Builder-Grade Bathroom

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Master Bathroom Budget Makeover: Builder Grade to Rustic Industrial

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