5 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas and Budgeting Factors You Need to Consider
Are you ready to spend $20,000 remodeling your bathroom? No? That’s okay, we didn’t think so; which is why we created a list of five ideas and budgeting factors you need to be aware of before you begin the remodeling process. We want you to stay on budget, while creating the bathroom of your dreams at the same time.
Here are the 5 bathroom remodeling ideas and budgeting factors we think that you need to consider:
Consider Your Countertops
We understand that you want granite for your bathroom’s countertop, and that is fine, as that material won’t cost as much in this space. However, we do recommend that you consider a different color than the most popular choices. All neutral colors like light beige and tan are quite popular, which means that they are going to cost more than any of the other available colors. You may also want to consider purchasing a slab of granite that has an imperfection or two, as those are always cheaper. We guarantee that after a while, you won’t notice the imperfection anymore or you will choose to see it as a unique piece that only you own.
Update Your Fixtures
You may think that you will save a ton of money by re-using your old fixtures, but those items are where you will see the biggest impact in this space. We recommend saving money in your budget somewhere else and using that savings to purchase new fixtures. Once you have replaced your light fixtures, towel racks, faucets, and pulls and knobs, you will see a dramatic change in your bathroom.
Refinish Items Instead of Buying New
Your tub and shower may have seen better days, but did you know that it is going to be cheaper to have those items refinished instead of having them replaced? Relining a tub and shower will cost a fraction of the amount of a new one and you can use the money that you save for other items in this space. An old desk can be refinished to use as a vanity and an armoire or bookcase can be turned into storage spaces. The possibilities are endless if you keep an open mind.
Don’t Go Overboard with Tile
Tile is a great material for bathrooms, but it can get quite expensive quickly. We recommend using tile on your bathroom floor and then using it as an accent on the wall if you need to.
There is nothing wrong with picking up unique light fixtures or a mirror at a thrift shop for your remodeled bathroom. You can get the look that you want for a lot less money when you buy used, as long as the item that you are purchasing is in good shape.
There are so many ways that you can save money on your bathroom remodel, but these five ideas will get you started. By the end of your bathroom remodel, you will be a pro at saving money and you may be ready to tackle the next room in your house.