Bathroom Renovations on a Budget
It’s no secret that bathroom renovations can be expensive. Average renovations range from $6,000 to $30,000, depending on the size and level of renovation needed. But what do you do if your budget simply won’t accommodate spending thousands of dollars on the bathroom? Let’s take a look at a few key ways you can actually complete bathroom renovations on a smaller budget.
Dingy Tub? Don’t Rip Out — Repaint!
A dingy looking tub can spell disaster for any bathroom. If the tub is looking dirty, worn-out, or otherwise plain tarnished, don’t worry, you won’t have to rip out the entire tub and replace it if you’re on a budget. Simply purchase special paints designed for tubs and/or tub tiles and give the tub a fresh coat of paint that will hide previous imperfections. If you want to spend a bit more money, you can purchase new tub tiles to place on an existing tub, but be aware that this will increase your renovation costs.
Worn-Out Cabinet? Break Out New Paint & Handles
Cabinets can be a great focal point in a bathroom, but if the bathroom cabinet is worn, dirty, scratched or is otherwise not in the best of shape — something needs to be done. Replacing a cabinet can be expensive, so if you’re on a budget, stick to the less expensive option of repainting and changing the handles to give it a new lease on life. You can get cabinet paint, sandpaper, and new handles for under $150, which is far less than the price of a new cabinet.
Replace The Toilet Seat
An old looking toilet is never something you want greeting you when you walk into a bathroom. For a fresher looking toilet on a budget, you can do two things: have the toilet professionally sprayed to give it a fresh look, or simply replace the toilet seat. It’s much less expensive to buy a new toilet seat — you can get one for around $20 at a home supply store — so keep that in mind if you are sticking to a strict budget.
Old Wall Tiles? Give Them A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Re-tiling a bathroom wall is the best way to go when you have old, dated tiles covering the walls. But re-tiling is time-consuming and expensive, so it’s not always an ideal option for someone on a budget. A much less expensive way to renovate your bathroom wall tiles is using tile paint, which is specifically designed for tiles and comes in a nearly endless range of colors.
Hunt For Bargain Sales
When it comes to buying items like larger mirrors, handle fixtures, towel racks, etc… for the bathroom, you can save hundreds of dollars by looking for bargains rather than skipping right to full retail prices. Bargains can be found at clearance sections, auctions, supplier sales, store outlets, or even thrift shops! The key is to be open to non-designer items and keep a good eye out for prices that are better suited to a budget.
Hope you enjoyed our tips to freshening up your bathroom on a budget. If you or someone you know is looking for custom bathroom renovations, be sure to contact us to ask us any of your renovation questions today!