Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most expensive home improvement projects. Unfortunately, it is also one of the rooms that will give you the best return on your renovation.
How can you get your dream bathroom without spending all your money?
There are several ways you can reduce the cost of your bathroom renovation and still make it look the way you want.
Check out this quick custom bathroom renovations guide.
Don’t Move Anything You Don’t Have To
One of the most expensive parts of a bathroom remodel can be uprooting the plumbing and moving it to different parts of the room. So if you don’t have to move the shower, toilet, or sink, don’t.
If you absolutely need to move the sink a few inches, you may be able to move the pipes on your own. Anything other than a slight shift should be handled by professionals.
Plan Your Own Custom Bathroom Renovations
If you already know you won’t be moving anything around, you can probably take care of the rest of the planning on your own.
Bathroom designers can be helpful, but they can also break your budget. If you really want that professional advice, consider talking to a designer that provides “design only” services. Instead of buying all the materials for you, they’ll help you plan the overall look and you can get the supplies you need.
This gives you the freedom to buy less expensive materials.
Choose Cheaper Substitute Materials
Most cheaper alternatives look just as good as the real deal. Instead of breaking the bank buying top-grade things like flooring, you can save a lot of money and pull off the same look.
For example, if you love the look of the stone floor, you can use the less expensive porcelain tile that looks just like real stone tile.
Repair, Don’t Replace
If your bathtub has a few nicks and stains, it needs to be repaired and cleaned, not replaced. You can save a lot of money by using what you have instead of buying completely new utilities.
That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the same boring stuff you had. Most of your bathroom features can look as good as new once they’ve been repaired.
This goes for the walls too. Don’t tear them down and rebuild them if they’re full of dents or are covered in peeling paint. Spend some time refinishing them and giving them a fresh coat of paint.
Do as Much as You Can Yourself
This is where the extra work comes in, but a few weekends spent working on the bathroom can save you a lot of money. Most of the things you’d hire someone else to do can easily be done on your own.
The hardest part of installing a new toilet is moving it. The only trick to putting in a new sink vanity is getting it lined up just right.
Anyone can paint the walls. Bathrooms don’t usually have a lot of open wall space anyway, and doing it yourself only takes a day or two.
Make Your Own Custom Bathroom Renovations
If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll find you can create your dream bathroom on your own. You will even have some money leftover to buy new towels!
If you are limited on time, or your bathroom renovations look to have a higher degree of difficulty, take a look at some of our services. We are affordable and can take over when you need some help!