Are you planning to renovate a bathroom and don’t want to flush money down the drain? Check out these tips to help you save money on your bathroom remodel.
Keep Plumbing Where It Is
Unless you have a large budget, keep plumbing fixture in place to save money on your bathroom remodel. It may seem like a brilliant idea to renovate your bathroom’s entire design, but moving the plumbing is expensive. How expensive? It could cost you around $5000 each time you relocate a plumbing fixture.
Frame the Mirror
Don’t like that builder-grade mirror? Why not dress it up with a frame for a fraction of the price? Framing your mirror will add elegance, but will also hide age-related wear around the edges.
Don’t Flush Money Down the Toilet
You may be tempted to toss the commode and start fresh. However, simply changing out the seat and lid will make it look brand new and keep the budget in line.
DIY a Vanity
Add a little pizzazz to your bathroom with a DIY vanity. Hit up those flea markets and resellers for a beautiful old dresser you can refinish in place of your outdated vanity. You can easily cut out the space to hide the plumbing and put the sink in it, or on it.
Click here for instruction on how to turn a dresser into a bathroom vanity.
Add Open Shelves
Do you have a small bathroom? Create the illusion of more space with open shelving. Add a few drawers or covered baskets on high shelves for your private items. Then, arrange colorful towels, pretty soaps and washes to display.
Look Online for Extras
When you find a tile you like, check Craigslist or eBay to see if anyone is selling their leftovers. People often buy more than they need, and they can’t return it, so they sell it online at a deep discount to get rid of it. Buy what you can and then finish out what you need by matching at your local store.
Ample lighting is one of the most valuable changes you can make in your bathroom. Begin by swapping out any builder-grade fixtures and consider recessed lighting to brighten the room, especially if you don’t have much natural light.
Use Granite Remnants
Vanities are a focal point in the bathroom and deserve special attention. If you’re looking to save money on a bathroom remodel but want to install granite countertops, consider remnants. Many granite shops have smaller vanity-top sized pieces left over from bigger jobs that they’ll sell at a discount.
Ask Your Contractor for Leftovers
It never hurts to ask your contractor if they have any leftover materials from previous projects like flooring, tile, or trim.
Make it Pop with Paint
Don’t underestimate the impact a pop of color can have in a small space. Even with a small bathroom remodel the right paint can make a big statement.
Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel
Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to break the bank. Using these 10 money saving tips, you can achieve the look you want and feel good about the bottom line.
Do you need help with a small bathroom and searching the web for a home builder near me? CL Webb Construction is a general contractor for residential and commercial renovations in Northwest Arkansas. Whether it’s a bathroom or kitchen remodel, basement finishing, or a home improvement project, we can help. Call us today for a FREE estimate. (479) 595-3309
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