Bathroom Remodels on a Budget
Updating your bathroom doesn’t need to break the bank. There are a number of savvy methods to save money and still have a good looking space to keep clean! Below we share some handy tips on remodelling a bathroom on a budget.
Tiling is going to be one of your bigger costs when it comes to bathroom renovations, particularly if you have a large area to tile. One way to remodel your bathroom on a budget is to only tile necessary areas. For example, rather than tiling your entire shower recess from floor to ceiling, it may look just as good tiling part way up the wall and painting the rest.
Or use low-cost tiles on the walls and splash out a bit more for the floor tile, as often bathrooms have less square footage on the floor than on the walls.
Conserve water and save money with environmentally friendly water-saving shower heads, tap faucets and low-flow toilets. Even better, these products are often the same price or less than traditional options.
Tile your bathroom with a low-cost tile, then select a small number of stunning artistic tiles to use in one area, such as a feature splashback behind the sink or a band of stylish liner tiles to link the shower to the vanity area. Eyes will be drawn to the feature tiles and the fact you used cheap tiles elsewhere won’t even factor into it.
Freshen up the Fixtures
Replace tired light fixtures with new on-trend designs, or install a new towel rail. It’s the little things sometimes that can make a big difference.
Fresh grout. Can’t beat it. Fresh grout in a bathroom makes everything sparkly and new again.
It’s a trend that has been around for a while and for good reason, the finished product looks great. Install a sink onto a second hand vintage dresser or occasional table that has been sanded back, re-painted and coated with clear polyurethane varnish.
Install a drop-in or vessel-style sink and splurge on stylish tapware to complete the look.
Stick with White
White sinks, white tubs, white toilets are all cheaper than coloured versions, as manufacturers make and sell more of them. You can always incorporate colour through tiles and splashbacks, bath towels and accessories.
Lick of Paint
Yes the old lick of paint trick. Amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do as a pick-me-up for dated bathrooms. And not just on the walls. Tile paint is a cost effective way of painting over an old bathtub or tiles that have will and truly seen their day, no matter how much ‘retro’ may be fashionable nowadays!
If you must have a bath, consider an acrylic tub. If you are renovating a bathroom on a budget, then freestanding stone tubs are going to have to stay off the wish list! Or you can just do without the bath and opt for a beautiful shower space instead. Invest some of the money you have saved on a bath into a stylish ceiling mounted rain showerhead.
Go on and set yourself the budget bathroom challenge! You will be amazed at how fabulous your bathroom can look by following just some of these bathroom remodelling tips.