Bathroom Remodels on a Budget

If you are looking to add value to your home, it is best to invest in updated bathrooms and kitchens. Unfortunately these projects are costly, so we have put together ‘Bathroom Remodels on a Budget’. The information below will help you with your bathroom remodel while keeping the price in check.

1. Budget- Decide how much money you want to spend on the project and stick to it! Having a clear idea of the finances, will help you to figure out what you can and can’t have. Also, make sure that you include some extra money for unforeseen costs.

2. Keep the layout- You do not want to reconfigure your bathroom by having to move pipes. It is best to keep the same configuration, as this will help you to avoid plumber costs, sheetrock repair, etc. Work with the pipes that you have!

3. Refinish your shower or tub- If the bones aren’t broken, they don’t need to be replaced. Sometimes a shower or tub can look brand new by being reglazed. This is a cheap option for updating your bathroom without having to buy a new shower or tub, both of which are costly.
Bathroom Remodels on a Budget
4. Ask for help- We all have been there… “I can do this myself!” You start the work, make things worse and have to call a skilled professional to fix your mess. Know your limitations and call a professional if you aren’t 100% sure that you can do a competent job. Plumbing and electrical mistakes can be costly… to your checkbook and your home!

5. Do your homework- If you are looking to hire a contractor, do your homework. Do not choose a contractor on price alone, but check their references or past work and make sure that they are insured! Additionally, it’s a good idea do your homework online (Yelp reviews, etc.)

6. KISS- Keep it simple stupid. If your bathroom looks okay, is functional, etc. maybe you just need to spruce it up. Look to add a new light fixture, heater, etc. You don’t need to spend a lot of money if you don’t have to.
Remodeling your bathroom can add up quick! We hope that our ‘Bathroom Remodels on a Budget’ has helped to give you ideas for your next project!