Bathroom Renovation on the Cheap – How to Save Big

March 15th, 2017

Bathroom Renovation on the Cheap – How to Save Big

When the time comes to renovate your bathroom, it can be a pricey exercise. Whether you’re working with a professional or opting to go it alone, it’s easy to rack up the expenses and end up shelling out more than you’d budgeted for.

To avoid breaking the bank with your bathroom renovations, here are some top tips for keeping a cap on your spending,

Remember to Recycle

If you’re looking to give your bathroom a fresh feel on the cheap, remember that not every fixture has to be fresh out of the showroom. Everything from tubs and toilets to mirrors and sinks can be found secondhand, giving you an updated bathroom for a fraction of the price.

For the more DIY-inclined amongst you, consider upcycling old piping and jars to create towel rails and storage spaces for toothbrushes and Q-tips.



Be Environmentally Friendly

If your renovations require you to replace your current fixtures, opt for the most environmentally friendly option available. They often cost the same as the regular fixtures and can save you a lot of money in the long-run by conserving water. Plus, you’re helping out the planet!

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For Serious Plumbing, Defer to the Professionals

No offence, but if you try to replumb your entire bathroom with no professional experience, you may end up with a soggy bathroom. When it comes to tasks such as plumbing and waterproofing, always call in a professional or risk paying even more money at a later date to get everything fixed up properly!



Freshen Up

When renovating, it can be tempting to run to the store and throw everything you fancy into your basket, but when you’re trying to save your pennies, remember that not everything needs to be brand spanking new to make an impact. Cleaning up your lacklustre grout, adding clean, crisp lines of caulk to your tub or sink, having your bath or shower relined, and throwing up some fresh paint are all great ways to spruce up your bathroom on a budget.



Be Thrifty

Be on the lookout for stock that is slightly damaged or chipped in order to get a reduced price. For example, countertops that are chipped where the sink will be placed can be picked up for a discounted price, even though the blemish won’t be seen once everything is in place! For smaller fixtures and accessories, spend some time on websites such as eBay and Etsy to pick up vintage finds for discount prices.