The bathroom is one room within your home that can become dated over time. If your bathroom is due for an overhaul but you have a tight budget, it's important that you invest in projects that will have a significant impact on the overall design of the room.
A bathroom remodel doesn't have to break the bank to be fabulous if you focus on taking a cost-saving approach to updating your bathroom living space.
1. Keep Plumbing in Place
One of the easiest ways to rack up costs during a bathroom remodel is to relocate major plumbing fixtures. Moving the sink, shower, tub, or toilet will usually require the installation of new plumbing.
A contractor will need to rip open the walls and flooring to access plumbing connections. New drywall and flooring will need to be installed to repair the damage. If you keep your major plumbing fixtures in their current location, you can significantly reduce the cost of your bathroom remodel.
2. Give the Mirror a Facelift
A mirror is one of the major design elements in a bathroom living space. Swapping out your builder grade mirror for a custom or decorative piece can be costly. You can avoid this expense and still give your mirror an updated appearance by adding a frame to the existing piece.
Your contractor will be able to create a custom frame that will hide any flaking around the edges of your existing mirror. This frame will give your bathroom an elevated aesthetic for a fraction of the cost of adding a new mirror to the room.
3. Go Thrifty With Your Vanity
A new vanity from a home improvement store can set you back several hundred dollars. You can reduce this expenditure and end up with a creative piece of furniture in your bathroom by scouring thrift stores instead of visiting a home improvement store.
An antique or unique dresser can easily be converted into a vanity base by an experienced contractor. The dresser can be refinished and holes added to house plumbing elements. Unusable drawers can be glued shut to give the dresser a more polished appearance.
For a fraction of the cost of a new vanity, you can thrift a unique piece that will add character and charm to your new bathroom space.
It's easy to keep bathroom remodeling affordable when you work with your contractor to complete simple projects that will have a significant impact on the overall design of the space.