How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget
Posted on January 13, 2020
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Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to update its look and enhance your enjoyment of it. Unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive, and if you don’t have $20,000 dollars laying around, you might think that you’ll have to settle for what you have. Luckily, that’s not the case. You don’t have to spend a fortune for a remodel you can be proud of, you just have to be a little creative to get the most out of your limited budget.
Determine What You Can Afford
While you’ll be able to do more with a larger budget, you can still modernize your bathroom with a small one. If your budget is $1,000 or less, you’ll likely need to go the route of cosmetic changes. If you have a little more money to spend, then you can think about hitting other areas such as the bathing area, flooring, or other fixtures. Here are a few ideas to consider that can have a big impact on your bathroom while making a minimal impact on your wallet:
Be Selective with Tile
Tile can get pretty costly if you place it throughout your entire bathroom, but there are ways to utilize it where it will still provide an impact. For instance, you could place it just on the floor and skip the shower and walls. Or, you could put just one strip of tile along the wall as a focal point and paint the rest of the wall. Perhaps you want an expensive tile but it’s too costly to use for your entire bathroom, consider using it as an accent by surrounding it with less expensive tile. By using some of these ideas, you’ll be able to have new tile in your bathroom while saving money.
Choose Unique or Slightly Damaged Countertops
Granite countertops are becoming an increasingly popular item found in bathrooms across the country. But they can get a little pricey, and that may turn a lot of people who have a smaller budget away. However, there are a few ways to have these countertops installed without breaking the bank. One way is to consider investing in some unique and less-popular styles. By choosing a color that isn’t very popular, you’ll likely be able to save some money because they don’t sell as well as the more common colors. Another idea is to purchase slightly damaged countertops. A company will usually sell countertops that have imperfections for a fraction of the cost, and in many cases the damage is small and almost unnoticeable.
Remodel Just the Bathing Area
Instead of a full remodel, consider remodeling just the bathing area of your bathroom. A new tub or shower can make a huge impact on the overall look of your bathroom, not to mention the enjoyment you get from your bathing experience, and will cost much less than a full bathroom remodel. What’s more, this type of remodel can usually be completed in a day or two, so you won’t have to deal with a long remodeling process.
Turn to Bath Expo for a New Tub or Shower
When you’re in the market for a bathroom remodel, consider working with the professionals at Bath Expo. We offer top-of-the-line baths and showers that can be customized in a number of colors, patterns, and accessory options, so you’ll be able to find one that meets your functional and aesthetic needs.
For more information about the services we are able to provide, contact Bath Expo today. We proudly serve homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and throughout Central Texas.