12 Tips to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

Bathrooms are often the room in the house that needs the most attention. Because it one of the most heavily used areas of the house, renovation of this area should occur at least once every 8-10 years. If you are considering renovating your bathroom in the near future but feel that a tight budget will hinder your project, think again. Listed below are 12 tips to renovate your bathroom on a budget. Allow these tips to help you get the look that you want, at a price you can afford.

• Buy remnant flooring. Remnant flooring is flooring that was returned to the store that the customer could no longer use. It is often caused by overestimating in square footage. Someone else’s mistake can save you big money! Ask the salesman in the store to lead you to the remnant flooring.

• Visit a surplus warehouse for bathroom fixtures. A surplus warehouse can offer cheaper prices because they are simply trying to get rid of the products. Minor defects in the products are often the reason why they can sell the products for a cheaper price. It is worth taking a look and saving you money on your bathroom renovation.

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• Keep your existing plumbing. When renovating your bathroom, you can save money by keeping your existing plumbing. Moving the plumbing to a new location will take time and money. Chances are that you can’t do the plumbing yourself and will have to pay out of pocket for this expense. Save yourself some money by keeping the existing plumbing.

• Salvage what you can. Perhaps you have a sink or tub in the space that will work in your renovation. The more you keep of the old bathroom, the less money you will have to spend. Salvaging what you can so that you don’t have to buy as much.

• If you are hiring the work done, complete the demolition process yourself. Demolition is an easy process that even you can complete. Builder will charge your less money to begin in a work-ready space. Before they begin working, demolish the space yourself.

• Buy second hand items. Visit thrift stores and see if you can find second hand items to go into your space. An old dresser can be turned into a beautiful vanity with a little paint. Think of unique ways to add character to your space without buying brand new. This will save you money and help the environment.

• Big box stores are always cheaper. Custom built vanities are nice, but big box store will always offer cheaper prices. Visit Lowes or Home Depot to see what they have to offer. You may just like their products just as much as custom build furniture.

• Choose midgrade products as opposed to high end products. If you expect the absolute best, you will pay higher prices. Set your mind on finding quality products at a cheaper price.

• Know your space. It is important to know the measurements of your space when buying products. This will keep your from buying too much or too little of the materials that you need to get the job done.

• Work with what you have. If you can reface your existing vanity, doing so will save your tons of money. A little paint and new hardware can go a long way. Work with what you have so that you can spend more money on other areas of the bathroom such as décor.

• Do a little at a time. If you don’t have the budget to create the space that you want, consider doing it a little bit at a time.

• Attend free workshops to learn how to complete projects. Instead of hiring the job done, tackle it yourself. Before you get started, attend free workshops to learn how to do thing such as tiling and grouting. This can give you the knowledge that you need to complete the job and also save you money by doing the job yourself.

Don’t let your small budget discourage your from completing a bathroom renovation. Tips such as buying remnant flooring and keeping your existing budget can save you money and allow your bathroom renovation to become a reality.

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  1. sirwilly says:

    It would always be a basic consideration before any renovation of bathroom or any part be scheduled. The three rules, namely time, effort, and resources should be satisfied. Questions like; it is really TIME to replace broken floor tiles or plumbing problems, EFFORT to perform or more likely to supervise the repairs to be undertaken and lastly, availability of RESOURCES from surplus savings. Considering this factor can help you make a sound decision.

  2. Thank you for sharing ideas about renovating the bathroom. We often overlook the bathroom when we renovate because of many reasons, namely budget constraints and lack of space. I will try to apply what you wrote. Thanks! 🙂

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