At Gardner Construction, we do a lot of bathroom renovations and remodeling. We’re often asked, “Is it possible for us to remodel our bathroom if we’re on a tight budget?” We work with a lot of different budgets. So, while you might have a limited budget, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be stuck doing the work yourself. Yes, it is possible to hire a bathroom remodeling contractor to do the project for you.
Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best ways to increase your homes value. Sure, a complete bathroom remodel can get expensive, you can still get a great result that will increase your homes value on a limited budget without breaking the bank. The following tips will help you understand how to get the most value out of your bathroom remodeling budget.
1. Have a Solid Plan and Budget In Place.
Before you tackle a bathroom remodeling project, it is necessary to outline the design, timeline, and budget for the project first. This planning phase is important for every home remodeling project. It is important to settle on a new design that fits your level of skill and vision. Consider design elements such as the color scheme and storage spaces. And, if there are fixtures you can afford to replace and remain within budget, make sure that they are included in the budget.
When you have a clear plan and budget in place, you will know exactly what is required for the project, including the estimated costs for the entire project. In other words, you will be able to keep track of all the costs associated with the project. You may end up going slightly over the budget because of unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, come up with a budget that leaves a bit of wiggle room for unexpected expenses.
2. Keep Your Existing Plumbing and Pipework.
Changing the plumbing and pipework can be quite labor-intensive, and labor is one of the most expensive aspects of a bathroom remodel. Because you want to renovate your bathroom on a budget, it is necessary to keep the original plumbing in place to ensure that you avoid pushing up the ultimate cost.
Changing the location of things such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers will require more labor (the pipes will need to be moved), and more labor will definitely push up the price of the bathroom remodeling project. Instead of changing their location, you can simply buy new fittings which can be fitted precisely where the old ones were. This will help you save a lot of money.
3. Give Your Bathroom a Fresh Coat of Paint.
One of the best and most affordable ways to upgrade your bathroom and to give it a revitalized look is to add a fresh coat of paint. It’s such a simple task that does not require any expertise. It is also one of the most effective ways to remove scuff marks and to cover up the wear and tear associated with prolonged use of the bathroom.
4. Update Your Existing Furniture or Hardware.
You can also renovate your bathroom on a budget by upgrading some of the furniture and hardware that you already have. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to revamp the room. By simply changing things such as towel racks, handles, toilet roll holders, and lighting, you will completely transform the room in an instant. Since your primary goal is to renovate your bathroom on a budget, make sure that you buy from the affordable ranges or items that are on special offer.
Maybe you’ve had the desire to renovate your bathroom for a while now, but you keep hitting a brick wall with your finances. Before you assumes its just not doable, schedule a free consultation with us. Our team can meet with you and help you navigate the process and help you achieve your goals and keep you on budget.