If budget is a concern, painting your kitchen cabinets is always a more economic option to giving your kitchen the facelift you’re looking for. The average size kitchen can be painted for around $5,000. Doing this along with new hardware, countertops and backsplash can really transform your kitchen giving it a more up to date look without breaking the bank.
The short answer is yes. Waterproofing your shower is more important than the final aesthic look of your shower. Installing a good quality waterproofing system to your shower is imerative. Tile and grout alone are not waterproof. It’s only a matter of time before water will work its way through to your substrate and begin to cause unseen damage. Waterproofing will not only keep your shower looking good for years but will also prevent mold growth and keep you from spending more money on costly repairs down the road.
The cost savings here in relation to the overall project amount is not significant enough to weigh out the risk of doing it yourself. You might save a couple of thousand dollars but there is a lot more to it than you might think.