For anyone, the idea of remodeling the bathroom is a daunting prospect. But that can be especially true when you’re on a tight budget. Whether remodeling for a master ensuite or a small bathroom, it is possible to save money and still create a space everyone will love. The following remodeling ideas will help you make strategic choices to spend as little as possible in your bathroom remodel project.
1. Change the Fixtures
New sink and shower fixtures, and even new hardware on old cabinet and vanity drawers can completely change the tone of your bathroom. It is surprisingly much less expensive to replace old fixtures than to have them refurbished. Also, this does not have to be just a cosmetic update. When replacing fixtures like a shower head, take the opportunity to find a more energy efficient model. This will be healthier for the environment and save you money on your water bill.
2. Tile Smart
If you think about what you want to accomplish in your bathroom remodel, you might not need to spend as much on changing the tile. For example, you may already like the look of your current tile floor, but it’s cracked or grungy in some spots. Instead of replacing the entire floor you can replace the worst sections, or simply clean up or replace the grout.
3. Freshen up the Look with Paint
Sometimes all a bathroom needs to update its look is a coat of paint. As well as being very cost effective, with this simple step you can have a new bathroom in one afternoon. There are even several varieties of water-resistant paints that will help protect your bathroom from mold and mildew.
4. Upcycle old Furniture
There is a good chance that you might already have pieces or materials in your house that you can contribute to remodeling your bathroom for next to nothing. A new sink pedestal can be made out of idea out of and unused dresser. Make the most of a bathroom’s function by adding storage with a small bookshelf. Renovating the kitchen? Save off-cuts of the granite countertop for your bathroom.
5. Be selective when replacing
When you need to make a major change to your bathroom, you can still stay in budget by limiting what you replace. Showers and tubs can be relined or refinished professionally, or you can refinish the porcelain or fiberglass yourself with a few tools.
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