Key actions for a Bathroom Renovation on a Small Budget
Renovating on a tight budget? There are inexpensive bathroom renovation ideas that will help you. If you need to upgrade the space and do it within a budget, you will have to be innovative and creative.
However, if you dream of turning your retreat into a luxe spa you cannot do it within a small budget. So, decide pre-hand what it is that you want to depend on a number of changes you need because the cost will vary.
$10,000 to $20,000 plans
Be prepared to spend above $10,000 for a moderate amount of changes and upwards of $20,000 if you are planning on upscale changes. If you choose to do it yourself, you can shave off some money from the installation and labor that professionals will charge.
We also need to remember that upgrading the bathroom will add value to your home which will help if you wish to sell in the future. For small cosmetic changes a few new fixtures, a new vanity, or a fresh coat of paint could all help add value. If you’re looking for a larger change perhaps you’d need to add tiles, a bigger shower, or a new tub this will require you to scale the budget.
Here are some ways you can reduce your budget spend and still renovate a bathroom.
- Limit the tiles. If you wish to limit your budget you will have to go easy on the tiles. Not only are they expensive, but also require you pay a professional per square foot for the installation. Instead, use a focus area such as the tub or the vanity to create the luxe feeling. You can tile one horizontal strip with a designer tile and keep the rest simple.
- Look at the countertops. Since bathroom countertops are smaller in size than the ones used in the kitchen, they save you a lot of money. The color should mold in with the rest of the color theme and remember that popular colors will cost more. The current trend right now is using an old dresser as a sink pedestal. This idea is great since it costs several thousand if you buy from the market. However, it is also something that you can create with the right amount of patience, tools, and a dresser.
- With a small budget, you can get the bathroom painted. Invest in a good quality paint with a satin finish since the bathroom is usually moist and humid. Since you are saving money by only getting the bathroom painted, it would be wise to invest in buying a ceiling paint that prevents the growth of mold.
- To save money, change the fixtures, sink faucets, towel racks and upgrade with ones that look more elegant. If you can get your hands on sole old plumbing, you can save money too.
- Instead of buying a new tub, refining the tub professionally which will be cheaper. On the other hand, if you have some vintage items in there, if you get them redone it may cost you a bit more since professionals charge more for vintage services.