Renovating your bathroom is one of those projects that you can do to increase the value of your home. Bathroom renovations can be quite a tricky job because of the existing floor plans and plumbing. Bathrooms do come in various shapes and sizes. When it comes to renovation, you must consider the style of this room.
The storage, the orientation, and the natural light are also some of the aspects that can affect the layout of your renovation. So it’s good to think about the design first before you choose any specifics that might be restrictive.
The following are some of the ideas that can help you renovate your bathroom at a cheaper cost.
Limit the number of tiles
Tiles are expensive especially if you hire a contractor to install them for you. To reduce the cost of renovation, limit the number of tiles by focusing on the high-impact areas such as the floor instead of the shower stall walls. You can also tile one horizontal strip along the wall and paint the rest.
If you intend to use an artistic and expensive tile, you can use it as an accent together with a cheaper tile. This will make the artistic tiles be noticed, and you will save some money by using it in a few places. So it’s still a win-win situation.
If you are working on a tight budget, then repainting is the cheapest and the best way to give your bathroom a new look. But repainting can be a lot challenging if your bathroom is a bit smaller because you have to paint slowly and gently around the shower, sink, the toilet, the window, the wall corners, and the floor.
This can take time and so it requires patience. And so be ready to consider this when planning your renovation. You should also consider the moisture. Mold and mildew tend to develop quickly in the bathroom, and humidity and temperature can change sometimes. So it is advisable to buy high-quality paint with a satin finish.
Save on countertops
Most modern bathrooms have granite countertops. But since the bathroom counter is very small, the investment on these counters is usually lower than the amount spend on kitchen counters. The best way to cut cost on the granite counter tops, is to start by looking at the colors. Neutral colors such as brown and tan are more popular and hence more expensive. To save money, consider other available colors.
You can also save money on granite countertops by buying a slab that has imperfections. The more visible the imperfection, the cheaper the price.
Update your fixtures
The next thing you can do is to update fixtures such as light fixtures, towel racks, sink faucets, and drawer pulls at a cheaper cost. You might see these items as insignificant, but updating them can give your bathroom a new look. Some of these items might be too expensive but you can find ways to achieve the look for less.