You might just be surprised at how much you might spend in remodeling your bathroom considering its small space. But with proper and smart planning, you will be able to save a lot. First determine how much you are ready to spend in order to ascertain the extent of remodeling you can make. If you have a limited budget, you might want to look into a smart way to freshen or upgrade your bathroom without having to spend much. Changing or updating the fixtures like lights, sink faucets, towel racks, and drawer is a good starting point. Although these small items may seem insignificant, updating them can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom.
Here are some bathroom remodelling tips to guide you:
Clean Up and Freshen Up.
The first thing to do is to clear it out, take everything out of the room so that it will be easier to clean all the nook and cranny. You can create a new canvas for your bathroom’s new look through a fresh coat of paint. Go with another color other than white to make your bathroom look more inviting and up to date. If you have a small bathroom then stick to a lighter color.
Why Buy New When You Can Redo?
While having your sink and shower fixtures refinished can cost you some because most people often replace these items unless they are old, vintage pieces, that is why refinishing services are few, having your old tub or shower relined however, is much cheaper than buying a new one.
But if you have vintage bathroom fixtures or an old tub you don’t want to get rid of but you can’t spend the extra cash to pay for the refinishing service, you can refinish it yourself instead especially if they are made of porcelain, cast iron, or fiberglass. Although the process may take time as well as some relative expenses, it still wouldn’t be as expensive as hiring professionals. There are a lot of DIY tutorials available on the internet you can easily follow.
If You Must Buy, Buy Used.
When you need to purchase fixtures, even toilets and showers and you are on tight budget, purchase them used. Check out websites like eBay or head over to the closest thrift store or flea markets. There are also places that specifically sells home necessities such as doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs you can head over to.
Etsy is great place to look for upcycled bathroom accessories as well. There is no limit to what you can find there. Unusual repurposed items abound which can be fun and wacky pieces for your bathroom like metal shelving that looks like a check mark to stack folded towels in.
When Doing Upgrades, Go Green!
Keep the environment in mind when updating your bathroom. To conserve water use low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads. Oftentimes, water-saving shower heads and faucets costs the same, if not less, than traditional ones, so you will be able to save as well. But when you buy used or you repurpose existing materials you don’t only do good for the environment but you will also get to save a lot. For example, a mason jar can be turned into a soap dispenser. You can find detailed instructions on how to do it at DIY websites.
There are practical ways also to freshen up your bathroom without having to spend much, if any at all, like redoing the grout and caulk, it will give your bathroom a new sparkle.