Remodeling our houses can be a hefty expense, with no room spared the potential for high costs. A typical bathroom remodel, for instance, can cost up to $15,000, and more if you’re paying for labor and luxury.
But it doesn’t have to be so expensive. In fact, there are some bathroom design ideas you can implement that don’t have to break the bank.
Here are 4 of the best bathroom remodeling ideas to help you remodel your bathroom on a budget.
Reuse What You Can
With a small budget, you need to limit your costs, so look around your bathroom. What can you save before you start knocking things out?
Not everything will be worth saving, but recycling and improving what you already have can help you to save costs for other luxuries down the line.
For instance, do you really need or want to swap out everything? Your fixtures might have seen better days, but you might be able to get them refinished at a lower cost.
Do You Need New?
From your bathtub to your sink, everything that you don’t want, or can’t save, can be replaced at a lower cost if you decide to go second hand.
Auction and free listing sites like Craigslist are a great place to start looking for bargains like these. One person’s trash is another’s treasure, after all.
You can use the same principle with second-hand goods as your own.
‘Upcycle’ anything you find by giving them the refinishing treatment or a new paint job. If you’re looking for antique or older furnishings, you might be looking for the ‘battered’ look anyway!
Choose Paint Wisely
At some point, you will have to start spending a little money, but who said you have to spend it poorly?
Choosing the right paint color can go a long way in determining the look and feel of your bathroom, and can make or break your entire bathroom remodel.
Not sure what color to go for when you’re looking at new bathroom designs? These 5 popular paint color choices for bathrooms should give you a head start.
If you’re looking for some unique bathroom remodel ideas, why not try to think eco-friendly? Not only is it good for the environment, but it’ll also be good for your wallet in the long run!
Waste and water usage are your biggest environmental concerns, so go for fittings and a toilet that will reduce the amount of water you use. If you want to be extra green, you could even consider a composting toilet where you don’t use any water.
You’ll likely need a permit to install one, however. Here in Oregon, you’ll need to speak to your local building department for more information.
Need some more eco-friendly bathroom ideas? Here you go!
Make the Best of Your Bathroom Remodel
Just because you’re working with a budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the best of your bathroom remodel.
Forget the temptation to throw everything in the trash. Recycle what you can to save costs and look for second-hand bargains for a great look in your new bathroom.
That’ll leave your budget looking healthier when it comes to other essential costs like labor.
Of course, if you’re looking for a high-quality finish, you should bring in the professionals. Check out the interior remodeling services we offer and give us a call if you’re interested to learn more.