Bathroom renovations are one of those things that are usually a net positive for the value of the home. Unfortunately, they are also relatively expensive. A complete remodel running somewhere between $10,000 to $50,000.
However, if you haven’t the money to spend on a complete remodel, don’t worry. There are many things you can do to upgrade and update your bathroom, without having to break the bank. That said, here are some ideas on how to renovate your bathroom on a budget.
Install new fittings
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to update your bathroom without spending too much money is to install new fittings on your sink, bath, and shower. This could mean a complete replacement of the taps if you want to spend a little more. Brass and gold fixtures are back in style this year.
However, if you want to opt for something a bit more modern, you could always stick with the stainless steel look. For the shower, again, if you want to spend a bit more money, try going techy, with a new ‘smart’ shower system. But, if you haven’t the money to spend on that, stick with the new fittings for now.
Another relatively inexpensive way to give your bathroom new life is with a splash of paint. Whether you’re looking for a brightly coloured bathroom or something a bit darker — black and white are in style, as grey was last year’s colour craze. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to any space.
Replacing the toilet
One of the best upgrades you can give to your bathroom is a new toilet. If your old one is looking a bit antiquated or is starting to provide you with issues. If you’d like to switch to something a bit more environmentally friendly, it’s time to upgrade your old toilet.
New toilets don’t have to be particularly expensive, either, but you should always get a professional plumber to install them. If you’re going green, consider the purchase of an eco-friendly, low-flow toilet, this will save your water and save you money in the long run, as your water usage goes down, so does your water bill.
Typically, one of the most expensive parts of a bathroom remodel is the shower unit. But it doesn’t have to be very expensive — you can cut down on the costs by going prefabricated. These prefab shower units come ready to install. All you need to do is pop them into place, seal them and hook them up to your water supply.
Another prefab option is your countertops. If you’re looking to redo your countertop space, you don’t need to buy quartz or granite; you can install your own vanity countertop — a laminate alternative that is far cheaper (and lighter than the stone alternative). This typically comes with a pre-cut sink and faucet hole, up to 60 inches long, and can be easily popped into place without much fuss.
Don’t move too much around
It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of a remodel of any space, and by the time you stop and think, you’ve torn out the sink and cabinets and the toilet and you’re left with a big mess but no real plan of what’s next. Take the time to think carefully about your space and resist the urge to move major items around if instead, you could spruce them up a little.
Do what you can yourself
One of the easiest ways to spend a lot of money is to get professionals to do everything for you. And while they certainly have their place and are certainly beneficial to any home renovation or remodel, the more work you can do yourself, the more money you’ll save. YouTube is a great teacher for all the simple things — and in general, the simpler you make your bathroom remodel, the more money you’ll save. You’d be amazed at what you can do by yourself.
If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, know that it doesn’t have to be a very expensive endeavour and that there are many different ways to save money. A new bathroom simply requires a bit of ingenuity and a willingness to do some of the work yourself. And, if you need a hand with your bathroom plumbing, then get in touch with Tap This Plumbing today!