5 Tips To Renovate Your Bathroom On A Budget

Published on: Sep 05 2013

Bathroom renovations can end up costing a lot of money and cause a lot of stress. However it is possible to get a fresh look without spending a fortune.

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Here are 5 simple things to keep in mind in order to do a bathroom renovation on a budget and keeping your nerves calm.

1. Set A Budget

Before you start your renovation project it is essential to carefully plan it and set yourself a budget. Think about how much you are willing to spend and then do research on what is achievable with that amount of money.

If you have a set budget it is a lot easier to keep yourself from overspending and ensuring you don’t step beyond your limits.

2. Keep It Simple

Bathrooms work the best when they are simple. You can really save money if you keep your renovation project simple. Only do what is absolutely necessary and see if you can repair items instead of replacing them.

You don’t need to change the tiles necessarily. You can get for instance transferable tile pictures to use in your bathroom to add a bit of freshness to the room. Just adding a new layer of paint on the walls might also be enough to add some freshness to your bathroom.

Before you start replacing your bathtub consider just giving it a deep cleanse and buying a product to refinish the outer layers of the tub. This can provide a really fresh look to your tub and make it look like new.

3. Don’t Move Anything That Requires Plumbing

The biggest cost in bathroom renovation often comes from having to spend on plumbing. Unless you really must, don’t consider moving your shower or toilet to a different location in the bathroom to avoid doing plumbing.

If you are looking to replace your shower unit for instance go for options that fit your current water plumbing. By keeping things where they are you will help keep yourself stay within the budget.

4. Look For Water Saving Products

A great way to save money and conserve water is to opt for water efficient products when you do bathroom renovation. You should really opt for a low flow shower and toilet in order to save money. The initial cost of installing these products will quickly be paid off once you notice the reduction in your utility bill.

Look for water efficient shower heads at the Agua Flux website. There are a lot of different options from water efficient shower heads to low flow faucets you can install on your shower and taps.

5. Do As Much As You Can Yourself

Of course you can save a lot of money if you try to do as much of the project as you can yourself. There are a lot of great DIY forums that can provide you with helpful tips. Beautiful Matters has a great blog post about a budget bathroom renovation, which shows that you can get a fresh looking bathroom on a budget especially if you do the work yourself.

Johnny is passionate about DIY and is always thinking of new projects to do in his house. When he isn’t renovating or building something Johnny loves to go sky-diving. He also dreams of learning to fly planes on his own.

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