How To Save Hundreds Of Dollars Or More On Your Bathroom Remodel
If your bathroom is looking a little worse for the wear, it may be time to refresh its overall appearance. While you may have big dreams and plans for an eye catching bathroom, your bank account disagrees. When there's no room for expensive extras, it's important to focus on staying within budget. Here are a few ways that you can easily save money on a bathroom remodel while not breaking the bank.
Cheap Flooring Prices
The main focal point of any bathroom is often the flooring. A durable floor that highlights the bathroom but is also functional is the ideal choice. Travertine stone or ceramic tile is a beautiful choice for a bathroom floor, but it can be pricey. If you're dead set on using either one, try to find a wholesale company to work with directly. Ask them about blemished pieces that can still be used and what is the lowest price they can offer you. If stone or tile is still out of your budget range, laminate and vinyl flooring is a cheaper flooring option. You can generally find a good deal on a remnant piece or irregular rolls at many tile and carpet outlet stores.
One of the quickest and cheapest ways to completely change the look of your bathroom is to add a couple of coats of paint. When you walk into the paint department of a home improvement store there are several sections of paint hues. You can choose any color match from any brand—even expensive designer brands but then have the colors mixed into a less expensive brand that is on sale. This can save you a lot of money and add the finishing touch to your bathroom remodel.
Maybe your vanity is still in great working condition but it is very dated. Your first reaction may be to throw it out and buy a new one, but a new sink and vanity can cost several hundred dollars. You can cut costs by upgrading your existing vanity. One option is to add a concrete countertop directly over the existing one to give the vanity a more contemporary feel. Self-kits for concrete countertops are inexpensive and much cheaper than replacing the entire vanity top. Many remodeling contractors also specialize in concrete countertops. Finish off the look by adding new hardware that is on sale through your local home improvement warehouse.
Replacing your bathtub and shower with a brand new unit is one of the most costly parts of a bathroom remodel. Save money with bathtub refinishing your old outdated tub. You can purchase a refinishing kit at a home improvement store or you can hire a professional remodeling contractor to do the job. Using a non-acid method, the old tub and shower area is filled, re-glazed and then sealed, to offer a permanent, refinished result that will look like new.
Whether you do some of the work yourself or hire a remodeling contractor in your area, finding ways to cut costs will help you get a bathroom you'll enjoy for years to come.