Bathrooms On Budget
So you’re ready to redesign your bathroom. But dropping $20,000 on a deluxe spa retreat is light years away from what you can afford to spend.
You don’t need a huge budget to transform your bathroom into a relaxing, stylish space. There are plenty of ways to renovate and redesign on a budget.
1. Limit Your Tile
To save money, limit the amount of tile and focus on high-impact areas like the floor.
2. Save on Counter Tops
Save on granite countertops by buying a slab containing imperfections. The more visible the imperfection, the cheaper the price will be. Know that your sink basin will take up a lot of surface area, so if the imperfection is located where the sink or faucets will be then you won’t see it anyway!
If you don’t have a lot to spend, then repainting will be the cheapest and, perhaps, the most effective way to give your bathroom a new look.
4. Update Fixtures
Next, look at the little details. You can update light fixtures, sink faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls for a relatively small investment. These items may seem unimportant, but updating them can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look.
5. Freshen Caulk and Grout
Another often overlooked, yet important detail is grout and caulk. When this gets grimy, it gets unsightly. By simply cleaning the grout and adding straight, clean lines of caulk around the tub and sink, you can add sparkle for a mere few dollars.
6. Redo, Don’t Buy New
Replacing your old tub or shower is going to cost you a pretty penny. Instead, have it professionally relined, which is much cheaper.
7. Buy Used
You can also save money on fixtures, even toilets, and showers if you purchase them used.
8. Go Green with Upgrades
When updating your bathroom, don’t forget to redesign with the environment in mind. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will not only help you conserve water, but they’ll also save you money.