Most of us begin and end our day in the bathroom. A cluttered, unattractive bathroom doesn't exactly invigorate you to take on the day's challenges. An updated and organized bathroom with features you love will help you feel more satisfied.
When homeowners think about bathroom remodeling, the cost is the first thing that comes to mind. That is because kitchens and bathrooms are well-known to be the two most expensive rooms to remodel. However, your bathroom renovation doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.
How to Not Go Broke Remodeling Your Bathroom
Don’t be discouraged at the thought that a bathroom remodel might be outside of your budget. Instead of letting go of your dream spa, use these tips for a less expensive, but beautiful bathroom remodel. Here are a few money-saving tips to help you get your bathroom remodel done on a budget.
1. Develop a Budget and Plan
The best way to save money on a bathroom remodel is to develop a detailed budget and stick to it. If you know how much money you have to spend on the project, then you’ll know how much you can devote to various aspects of the upgrade.
Use your budget to develop your plan. Go over each detail and itemize everything, such as tile work, a new vanity, paint, and decor. This will ensure you won’t have any surprises when it comes to cost or the finished project.
2. Upgrade with Paint
Painting is one of the least expensive parts of a bathroom remodel. A new coat has the power to completely remake the look and feel of a bathroom. You can choose vibrant pops of color for a fresh, bright look. For a more neutral and relaxed tone, gray or shades of beige always work.
3. Go for Shelving
Cabinetry can be one of the more expensive portions of a bathroom upgrade. If you want lots of storage, shelving is a nice alternative that will give you the same storage, but for far less money. Consider wall-mounted shelves behind the toilet or floor-standing units for free walls.
In addition to providing the storage space you need, shelving offers decorative options. Store necessities including toilet paper and towels in pretty decorative boxes or use some of the shelves to display items such as vases and pottery.
4. Toilet Updates
If there is nothing wrong with your existing toilet, instead of replacing, consider swapping out the toilet’s lid and seat. You’ll be surprised by how this simple fix makes your toilet look like new again.
5. Don’t Move Plumbing
Moving plumbing is where the real expense occurs. To move a shower, toilet, or sink, you’ll need a professional to complete the job. Your bathroom will be totally out of service for a few days.
To move pipes, you usually will have to get inside the flooring and walls. Keep remodeling costs low by leaving your toilet, vanity, and shower where they already are. You’ll save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on your upgrade.
6. Frame Mirrors
You can add an element of classiness for a small price if you frame your mirror. Not only does a frame hide age-related wear, it also makes your entire bathroom look updated.
7. Add A Spa-Like Update
You can get the feel and look of a spa with a simple change in the showerhead. A rain or massage showerhead will give you luxury for a relatively small price.
8. Renovate Your Tub
If your bathtub is structurally fine but just needs a facelift, look into resurfacing the tub. Resurfacing can change the color of your tub and make it look brand new. This should be done by a professional.
If your tub is a little dinged up and you want a new surface to it, you can order a custom bath liner that will fit snugly over your existing tub.
9. Implement Small, Yet Impactful Fixes
Small changes in a bathroom remodel can go a long way. New lighting and accents may be all your bathroom needs. You can change out fixtures such as door handles, faucets, drawer pulls, or light fixtures to give your bath an updated feel. Crown molding can be added to your bathroom to make the room feel taller and more elegant.
Making Your Dreams Come True
You can have the bathroom of your dreams. At Finnteriors, we provide high-quality craftsmanship for all budgets to help you get the remodel you love. Contact us today for a free consultation.