How to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget
You probably don’t need us to tell you that remodeling a home isn’t cheap. Even small renovations can cost a fair amount of time and money, and major changes often take months or years of saving and planning to successfully accomplish. Because of the associated costs, many people put off remodeling their home, even when the changes they want to make are necessary to enjoy their home to the fullest.
While we can’t lower the cost of construction materials and labor, our tub and shower unit experts can, however, share with you several ways to lower the cost of remodeling your bathroom that will help bring the renovations you want closer to reality.
Avoid the Tiles
Tiles are one of the architectural touches most associated with bathrooms, which can make suggesting that you leave them out of your bathroom remodel feel like heresy. The fact is, however, that floor tiles can get incredibly expensive. If you plan on having a contractor lay the tiles for you, then things are going to get even pricier, to the point that the cost of remodeling can become prohibitively expensive. If you have to have tile, consider limiting yourself to a single strip along the wall, or a small area just inside the door.
Focus on the Fixtures
One of the easiest and most effective ways to give your bathroom a new look without breaking the bank is to focus on the fixtures. Replacing your sinks, faucets, cabinets, etc. can have a surprisingly profound effect on the look and feel of your bathroom, especially if you’re switching out old and outdated fixtures for newer, more modern looking replacements.
If you’re tight on money but can’t stand the current look of your bathroom any longer, identify the fixtures most in need of replacing and focus on finding something to replace them with.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
It’s hard to overstate how much a new coat of paint can bring a room to life. When combined with minor updates to fixtures, a new coat of paint can make a bathroom feel like a brand new room, while costing significantly less than tearing out walls and putting in new plumbing. Even simply changing the color of the room can make the space feel much bigger.
If you must replace something expensive in your bathroom, you can save a significant amount of money by buying used. Despite the stigma that’s often associated with previously owned materials, a reputable dealer will have used bathroom countertops and other accessories that look just as good as new, and these will cost you significantly less. Don’t let the allure of brand new and expensive materials distract you and hurt your budget when you can get the exact same thing for less.
Want more tips on how to renovate your bathroom? Contact American Bath Enterprises today at 888-228-4925 to speak with one of our bathroom remodeling experts.