How to Get a Brand New Bathroom Remodeled at
an Affordable Price
In 2020, 33 percent of homeowners who renovated their master bathroom stated that the main reason behind the renovation was that they could no longer stand the old bathroom. Nearly half of all U.S. homeowners decided to change the layout of their master bathroom as part of the renovations that year. You might think that getting a brand new bathroom on a budget is not possible, but the fact is it can be easily attained by using some smart and simple ways. If you have been putting off remodeling your bathroom because of budget constraints, this is the best time to get a brand new bathroom. Most homeowners avoid remodeling their bathrooms due to the high cost, unmet timetables, and the misery caused by prolonged timelines. However, if you think outside the box and look for more economical and smarter alternatives, you can achieve the same, if not better, results as an expert remodel. After you go for a lean and low-cost bathroom remodel, you will get a functional, bright, and clean bathroom. Let us look at some easy ways to get a brand new bathroom on a budget.
Limit the Number of Tiles You Use
Tiles are expensive to use. You will need to hire a contractor to install it all the time. You should limit the number of tiles in your bathroom and only use them on high-impact areas such as the floor. Use tiles on the shower and bathroom floor. You can also tile a horizontal strip all along your wall and simply paint the rest of the wall with some waterproof paint. If you still want to use tile, use the expensive and artistic tile as an accent in combination with a cheaper one. This will not only enhance your artistic tiles but will also save you a lot.
Save on Counter Tops
Granite countertops are getting more and more popular nowadays. Since the countertop of your bathroom will be small, you won’t have to invest much as compared to kitchen counters. To save on countertops, look for a wider range of colors. Neutral colors such as light beige, brown, and tan are widely popular which means that they are expensive. You should also look for a slap that is imperfect. The more imperfect the slab, the cheaper it will be. Your sink basin will end up taking up a lot of areas anyway so if the imperfection is located under the faucets or sink, you won’t be able to see it either way. You can also use old dressers as sink pedestals. Simply start by cutting out the top dresser to make space for the sink and remove any interior drawers as required. Now cut open some holes in the backside to make room for plumbing. Dresser sinks go up to a few thousand dollars in stores but with some creativity, patience, the right tools, and a budget dresser you can make your own.
Paint Your Bathroom
Repainting your bathroom is one the cheapest and the most effective way to get a brand new bathroom. Just keep in mind that since you are painting the bathroom, it might consume some time. You will have to paint gently and slowly around the floor, the corners in the wall, the switch plates, the toilet, the mirror, the sink, the shower or the tub, and the window. This process might get a little tedious and needs a lot of patience and time. However, the results are astonishing if done properly. You might also have to consider moisture. Since the bathroom is a wet room, mildew and mold can easily grow here due to frequent changes in the temperature and humidity. It is often a good idea to invest in a good quality paint that has a satin touch. To resist any mold from growing, you should also go over the ceiling with some specialized bathroom paint.
Update Your Bathroom Fixtures
You should also look at the little details around the bathroom. You can just update the drawer, towel racks, sink faucets, and light fixtures for a small investment and give your bathroom a brand new look. Even though it might seem small but updating these items can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of your bathroom. You can always check out some magazines and websites on interior design for ideas and then replicate the same on your own. You don’t need to buy towel racks to improve your home. You can use an alternative like old plumbing as a towel rank to give your bathroom an industrial touch.
Freshen Grout and Caulk
When grout and caulk start to accumulate in the bathroom, it often gets slimy and grimy. This makes your bathroom look and feels quite unsettling. If you simply pay attention to these areas and clean them out, you can brighten up even the darkest portions of your bathroom instantly. Add clean and straight lines of caulk around the sink and the tub. You can also add some sparkle. Both caulk and grout are very cheap and can go a long way into making your bathroom squeaky clean and brand new.
Redo Your Tub or Shower Instead Of Buying New
Instead of replacing your old shower or tub, you can just get it professionally relined at a very affordable price. However, make sure that you don’t try this with shower and sink fixtures since it will end up causing you more to refinish them instead of getting new ones. This is because not many people decide to refinish their fixtures. They only opt for this if they have a vintage, old piece, and professional contractors charge handsomely for this service. If you own an old tub or some vintage bathroom fixtures made up of fiberglass, cast iron, or porcelain, you can just refinish them yourself. Just be sure to get a basic do-it-yourself refinishing kit, some paintbrushes, face masks, a spray gun, and a sander.
Buy Used Bathroom Products
You can easily save a lot by purchasing used showers, toilets, and even fixtures. You can go online on websites such as Craigslist and eBay or even a second-hand store that sells home necessities like tubs, toilets, sinks, mirrors, or doors. Well, now you know, a brand new bathroom is possible within your budget. All it takes is a little creativity and practical knowledge to revamp your entire bathroom. Happy remodeling!