Is your bathroom due for a remodel? There are so many ways to spruce up the bathroom. From cabinets, to mirrors, to new colors, the possibilities are endless! With all the exciting changes to your bathroom the dollars can start to stack up. Look at these bathroom remodel money saving tips:
Plan for Unexpected Costs
When remodeling a bathroom, who knows what will be found. You never know when the discovery of water damage or a leaky pipe might happen. Make sure in the budget for the remodel to set aside some money for those unexpected costs. If there are no unexpected costs to be found, then extra money will be left over! But if problems are found, the budget will be financially prepared!
Make Old Things New
Instead of replacing the old decor with new things, improve what the bathroom already has. Some ideas include:
• Re-purpose old furniture
• Swap out drawer handles, faucets, and towel racks with new ones
• Reuse and match the trim
Renovate in Stages
If you are looking to completely renovate everything in the bathroom, think about working in stages. Set a realistic budget for yourself. Some ideas of stages could be starting with the floors and the walls in month one and then focusing on the lighting the next month. Renovating in stages does take more time but can save money in the long run.
Splurge on One Item
Just because your saving money doesn’t mean the bathroom shouldn’t have nice things. Decide on the most important item and get a high quality one. This could be the look of the counter tops or the mirrors. Saving money doesn’t necessarily mean settling!
Get Out the Paint Brushes
Its amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Why get brand new counter tops if the old ones can be freshened up? There are many kinds of paint on the market. Whether your counter tops are laminate, tile, or granite, there is a paint for your counters! Also painting the celling, the color of the walls can make a bathroom look bigger. Carefully pick the colors to liven up your bathroom. Colors such as white, light blues, and soft grays are great colors to make the room bigger and match the bathrooms decor with.
Renovating the bathroom is a fun and exciting project! If you run into any plumbing issues, T.J. Huggard Plumbing is just a call away.