There are ways that you can build yourself a great looking bathroom without having to take out a second mortgage. Being on a budget doesn’t have to stop you from transforming your bathroom into a DIY masterpiece.
Here are tips that will help you save money while you renovate your bathroom:
1) Buy Used Fixtures & Other Items
There are reclaim yards that specialise in used plumbing fixtures, including showers, tubs, sinks, and toilets in many towns and cities. These are just as good as new, and they are often sold at a fraction of the price of new items.
You can also find used cabinets, windows, light fixtures, mirrors, and other items. You can pick up used fixtures through eBay and Gumtree. Demolition contractors and builders sometimes pull used fixtures out of buildings that they are willing to sell.
2) Avoid Plumbing And Rewiring Work
Try to completely avoid redoing plumbing and wiring because it can be the most costly and labour intensive remodel. If possible, leave light fixtures, faucets, drains, light switches, and power outlets in place. Build around them instead.
3) Bathtubs and Showers
Have your tub or shower renovated instead of replacing it if you can. Renovating will cost around half the price of buying and installing a new unit. You can contact a professional to do the job for you, or you can do it yourself with some DIY knowledge.
4) Repaint The Bathroom
This is the cheapest and easiest way to give your bathroom a fresh look. You can create the illusion of more space by repainting it in a brighter colour. You can also change the mood by switching to a different colour. Take your time when painting and use painter’s tape to protect fixtures.
5) Create a Dresser Sink
Create a dresser sink by cutting the top off an old dresser and removing the drawers. Cut some holes in the back or take the back off to accommodate the plumbing, and then place it over the sink pedestal. You can then repaint the dresser to match the rest of the bathroom.
6) Look for Bargains
Look for bargain new fixtures, including sinks, toilets, tubs, and granite counter tops. There are some online outlets and larger stores that specialise in selling these items at a discount. You could find what you need at a much lower price.
7) Limit the Tile Work
Try to limit tile work because it can be one of the most expensive and toughest jobs in any bathroom remodelling project.
8) Stylish Décor
Décor can improve your bathroom look without costing a fortune. Superficial touches, such as new curtains, a new shower curtain, and a new hamper, can improve your bathroom’s look with little expenditure or work.
Sometimes, all it takes is a good clean to make your bathroom look brand new. Clean all the tiles and fixtures completely and really focus on removing any grime and mould build-up.
10) Redo and Check the Silicone Sealant and Re-grout
Clean and straighten up all the grout and sealant. Straight lines of sealant look better, as does fresh grout. Grout and sealant are two of the cheapest materials you can buy, so do this first.
11) Replace Taps and Shower Heads
New taps and shower heads don’t cost that much, but they can save you hundreds in water and energy bills. They look a lot better too! Instead of replacing the tub, sink, or shower, replace the old taps and shower heads with modern ones.
These are just some of the many simple low-cost steps anybody can take to remodel their bathroom. A little creativity and a lot of elbow grease can transform your bathroom into a room that you can be proud of.
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