A bathroom remodel is a great way to create a more relaxing environment in your home while adding value to your property Remodels can be huge investments, but fortunately, there are ways to save money. Here are a few suggestions.
Plan Ahead for Bathroom Remodel
Your bathroom remodel will be even more costly if you decide you want to change your plan midway through the process. Some changes may be unavoidable. For example, you may find a leak in your wall that adds to costs. But for the most part, you should know exactly what you want to do before you do it.
Stick to the Basic Layout for Bathroom Remodel
A remodel can be something as simple as updating the lighting and adding a coat of paint or it can be something more intricate like changing out fixtures. But it will really start getting expensive if you decide to alter the basic layout of your bathroom by changing fixture locations, altering electrical wiring, or playing around with the plumbing lines and foundation. Keep things as simple as possible to prevent costs from getting out of hand.
DIY It; Remodel Bathroom
Doing certain tasks yourself will only save you money if you know how to do them. If you are not experienced with the work you are doing, you will end up spending more calling in an expert to repair damage and make updates somewhere down the line. With that in mind, there are certain jobs you may be able to undertake such as:
- Replacing faucets and showerheads
- Adding towel racks and other accessories
- Installing new lighting
- Installing new fixtures
Refurbish Old Fixtures
Replacing fixtures will be expensive. You may be able to save money refurbishing what you have. For example, you may consider a tub reglazing instead of a complete replacement. Showers can look like knew if you clean or replace the tiles and grout rather than the entire shower. You can also replace faucets and repair cracks in porcelain to make your sink look like new.
There have been instances where people have created luxury bathrooms using secondhand materials like discarded cabinet doors, marble scrap countertops and yard sale mirrors. You may be able to find the items you need by shopping the following centers and online platforms.
- Reuse Centers
- Flea Markets
- Antique Stores
- Yard Sales
Look for Bargains
You will also save money if you look for bargains on the items you need. Experts say that household fixtures are most likely to go on sale during the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find great deals year-round. You can shop on discount sites, use money saving browser extensions and find coupon codes to purchase the items you need for less.
A bathroom remodel can be an expensive undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be. The tips in this article will help you get a great new look for your bathroom for less. Which of these will be inspiring you for your next upgrade?
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