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How to Renovate a Bathroom on a Small Budget

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White renovated Bathroom

It’s no secret that a quality bathroom renovation can add value to your home and provide you with the perfect sanctuary to relax in and enjoy. However, many homeowners don’t know how to transform their bathrooms while sticking to a tight budget.

Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to help you achieve an affordable bathroom remodel that feels like you went all out.

Tip 1: Splurge on One Bigger Item

Your first instinct may be to replace everything, but if you are looking for bathroom renovation ideas on a budget, then consider splurging on just one big item. This could be a vanity, countertop, shower, tub or tile. Whichever one you choose, make a point of surrounding it with lower-cost materials to balance out the expenses. As an example, if you splurge on a new vanity, be a little more reserved with your choice of faucets, countertops and fixtures.

Tip 2: Don’t Move the Plumbing

You may want to move around the plumbing to create a more functional space, but moving the plumbing eats up a lot of budget. Therefore, stay with the current plumbing configuration so no pipes need to be moved, then make additions accordingly. Some examples may include retrofitting your tub or shower with a liner, changing the toilet or converting the tub to a stand-up shower. There are many possibilities, and as long as the pipes remain in place, you can still make quite an impression.

Tip 3: Focus on Fixtures and Hardware

Little details can make a big impression when doing an inexpensive bathroom remodel. Consider making changes like installing a new sink and faucet, new hardware on the vanity, new floor registers, updated towel racks, new light fixtures or new plugs and electrical plates. These things don’t seem like much, but when installed, they will give the room a breath of fresh air that’s impossible to ignore.

Bathroom Wall Fixtures

Tip 4: Do Some Painting

A professional paint job can make a huge statement when your goal is to update your bathroom on a budget. No matter how many other renovations you are able to make, consider a colour that truly stands out to make an impact. Since the room is smaller than others in your home, it won’t take too much time nor eat into your budget, giving you a great bang for your buck.

Tip 5: Work With an Expert 

A small budget does not have to prevent you from getting the bathroom remodel you desire. Use these simple techniques when updating a bathroom to keep it on budget. Plus, if you want to avoid major mistakes that may cost you more than the whole remodel, consider hiring a contractor. At Artisan Contracting, we will work with you to get the bathroom you desire at a budget that works for you. Contact us today!