Local realtors say time and time again, bathrooms can really make or break a deal. While some people look at an old, unattractive bathroom as a chance to put their stamp on it, most do not! So the bottom line is that if you are trying to sell your house, remodel your bathroom. It will help you get top dollar on your investment. If you don’t, plan to have about 30 thousand dollars knocked off your asking price. Realtors say if you either aren’t up for a huge bathroom remodel, or simply can’t afford one, one option is to simply replace the one area that is screaming for a makeover. For example, if your tub is covered in mold, grime, or cracks, a high quality acrylic tub will give it a fresh face and no one will ever know what lies underneath. This can be done in about a day for a fraction of the price of what it tales to completely remodel your bathroom. If you walls are screaming for a facelift, don't worry. If your walls are full of cracks and mold, and no matter how hard you scrub you can’t get it looking decent, you should replace it with a wall surround. One of the great benefits of these surrounds is their comparatively low cost. The cost of the unit is reasonable compared to some of the ceramic tile products on the market. Some of the advantages of an acrylic bathtub wall surround are: thermally molded acrylic surrounds are more durable and stronger than grouted tile, fiberglass, or other materials; no grout means no mold or mildew, no yellowing, cracking, or fading, since no epoxy resins are utilized in the manufacturing process. These acrylic, custom wall surrounds fit like a glove perfectly so you will not ever have to worry about mold forming underneath. Plus they are manufactured from durable, high-gloss acrylic that won't crack, peel, chip, rust or mildew. Traditional bathroom remodels are very comprehensive and demand a lot of time and financial commitment. Realtors say, once you fix the one or two areas that are beyond repair, a fresh coat of paint, new towels, rugs, and accessories can really be all you need to turn your bathroom into an attractive spa like retreat! And you won’t have to devote months of your time, and tens of thousands of dollars!