3 Simple Ways to Save On Bathroom Renovations
It’s time to remodel that bathroom! Whether you’ve just moved in, preparing to move out, or your current bathroom simply needs a new look, you’ll want to get the most out of your money, saving as much as possible where you can to still achieve the look you want. Here are three great ways to stretch your dollar when renovating your bathroom.
1) Plan around current plumbing and electrical.
Before thinking about relocating that shower to another wall, consider resurfacing it instead. Rather than buying light fixtures and changing your bathroom to fit them, buy fixtures to simply replace the existing ones. Using your bathroom’s current architectural structure as inspiration for the foundation of your design plans will help avoid costly reroutes of plumbing and electrical lines.
2) Use the power of paint to your advantage.
Sometimes all a bathroom may need is a bit of a pick-me-up. Using color to your advantage can freshen or even drastically change a bathroom’s look without using any more tools than some paint brushes. Consider whatever paintable surfaces your bathroom may have, such as walls and cabinets, and how the overall appearance would be with a different paint job. To complete the simple new look, buy some new towels and accessorize accordingly.
3) Always prioritize and don’t be afraid to compromise.
You really want those granite countertops but it’s either that or resurfacing that grungy old tub. Prioritizing what needs renovation versus what you want to renovate will focus your funds where they’ll be more wisely spent. After working out a budget for your largest or most important tasks, you’ll more easily be able to make minor adjustments, accommodating more for less. After you know what to expect from the tub, you might find that by compromising to choose something with just a granite look instead of the full granite cost, you’d have just enough in your budget for those new countertops after all.
By using these three saving tips as a starting point for your renovation plans, you can be sure to get the most out of your new bathroom without breaking the bank. As you work up your budget and design plan, try to get creative and think outside the box for simple and cost-effective solutions to meet your needs. Happy renovating!