Budget-Friendly Ways to a Bathroom Remodeling Success
Every once in a while, we get the need to do some remodeling - sometimes it is just one room, yet in rare occasions it is the entire house. Besides the kitchen, another room that gets remodeled quite often is the bathroom. There are plenty of things one can do to upgrade this space. Listed below are budget-friendly ways to a successful bathroom remodeling.
Save On Tiles
If we don’t take the bathtub into consideration, the most expensive part of bathroom remodeling may as well be laying the tiles. This can be ridiculously expensive, especially if you are paying a contractor to do it for you. Now, I don’t know much about tiles, but I know that if a contractor does it, he will place as many tiles as he can, thus take as much money from you as possible. This is why you should limit the number of tiles you place. To save money, place tiles only on the floor, rather than placing them inside the shower and on the walls. You’ll surprised by the amount of money you’ll save by doing this.
The Painting Process
Another method of keeping your budget intact is repainting the bathroom. Since the bathroom is the smallest room in the house, repainting it usually takes a lot of time. You can even use a better paint or one with a satin finish. Also, keep in mind the sudden temperature swings happening in the bathroom, as well as mold and moisture. You might want to paint your ceiling with a special paint as well, the one that resists mold growth.
Reline Your Tub
Most people make the biggest mistake ever when remodeling their bathroom – they purchase a new tub. Keep in mind that purchasing a new tub should only happen in case you actually want a new tub. In every other scenario, you could save a lot of money simply by having a professional reline your old one. Do this only, and only with the tub; relining the sink or the shower costs more than replacing them completely. If your tub is made of porcelain or fiberglass, or even cast iron, you could refinish it yourself. DIY refinishing tool and paint may cost up to $150-200, but it is way less than replacing it or paying a contractor to do it.
In Case You Are Getting A New One
Now if you’ve really tried everything and you are left with no options but to replace your tub, shower or any of the bathroom accessories, the best option is to try and get a used one. Sites like eBay and Craigslist have good offers and you may end up getting a great deal if a good bargain is struck. You would be surprised by the quality of old things that people sell once they get them replaced. Check these websites from time and time, and turn on your notifications so that you don’t miss a next great deal.
Set Your Creativity Free
There are plenty of things you can do to make your bathroom look nicer. For instance, throw in an interesting runner rug, or use the old vintage can to hold your toothbrushes and toothpaste. Use old pieces of barn wood and transform them into shelves. There is no limit to the things you can do if you put your imagination to the test
Another great way of upgrading your bathroom is by installing eco-friendly designs. We are talking about low-flow toilets, sinks and showers. By saving on the amount of spent water, you will not only preserve the environment, but at the same time save some money. To make things even more tempting, water saving faucets and shower heads often cost the same, if not even less than the regular ones.
Get creative, and renew your bathroom while trying not to spend a fortune on it. Instead, save money by applying these tips, and spend it on a holiday you’ve always wanted.
Guest Contributor, Lillian Connors