When you are ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom, spending between $10,000 and $20,000, the average amount for bathroom remodels, may seem out of reach. Luckily, you do not need to spend mega-bucks to transform your bathroom into an updated, relaxing and beautiful space. Here are several tips for reducing the cost of your bathroom remodel:
- Limit the Amount of Tile – Tiles and tiling are expensive. Save money by limiting the amount of tile in your design by focusing on high-impact areas like the floor. If you want a full-tile look, incorporate mostly affordable ceramic tile with a few accents of a more expensive tile.
- Save on Your Countertop – If you want to incorporate stone, you are in luck. Bathroom counter space is much smaller than in the kitchen. However, choose your stone wisely. Opt for more affordable options, including engineered stone, over expensive options like marble.
- Paint – Painting is one of the cheapest ways to update a space. By doing it yourself you will save the cost of paying your contractor to do it. Take your time and be careful around tile and windows so the job looks professional. You may also want to consider a special paint that deters the growth of mold and mildew, a common problem in moist bathrooms.
- Update Fixtures – For a small investment you can update the lighting fixtures, mirror, towel rack, drawer pulls and even faucets as opposed to purchasing an entirely new cabinet, sink or tub.
- Freshen Caulk and Grout – Grout and caulk can become grimy and unsightly. By simply cleaning the grout and adding new, clean lines of caulk around the tub and sink, you will add a “new” look for a tiny amount of money. You will be surprised at the difference this small update can make!
- Redo Instead of Buying New – While you may think replacing your old tub or shower is the only option, you may be surprised to find that professionally refinishing or relining this fixture is much cheaper and can offer the same new look. A new trend in many bathrooms is the addition of a refinished chest-of-drawers as opposed to a store-bought cabinet. Refinishing an old thrift store piece may take a little time and elbow grease, but can save you a lot of money.
- Go Green – If you add a new toilet or other expensive fixture, buy “green.” Green options will save you money in the long run on utility bills and are better for the environment.
If you need help remodeling your bathroom on a budget, turn to the experts at Trusted Home Contractors.