3 Ways to Keep Your Bathroom Renovation Under Budget
Learn how to get your dream bathroom on a budget! Although you shouldn't cut corners on your trades (what you pay is what you get!), there are some ways you can get more of out of your budget by using some clever tips and tricks.
Assess How Much You Need to Change
The more you want to change, the more expensive it’ll be. If you’re on a tight budget you can still make a surprising difference to the look of a bathroom by just by replacing tap handles, painting walls and sticking up new shelving, towel rails or a nice new mirror (all of which you could probably manage yourself, providing you know what you’re doing).
If your tiles are still in good condition, you could stick to a bathroom renovation under $10,000 by re-grouting instead of completely replacing.
Anything involving moving electrical or plumbing fixtures will cost considerably more.
Get Your Hands Dirty
If you’re willing and able, you can save a lot on labour costs by doing some of the work yourself. It’s likely that you’ll still need to hire a contractor for the project, but volunteering yourself to do some of the manual work (particularly demolition) will mean lower labour costs, if the builder’s OK with it.
Of course, any discussion about what you can do yourself has to include a big, flashing neon warning: there are some things you just can’t cut corners on. Waterproofing, plumbing and electrics MUST be done by licensed professionals – doing it any other way is likely to be:
- non-insurable and
- without the protections you’d get from a warranty.
Quality Fixtures and Budget Accessories
You don't need to blow your budget on pricey tapware or mirrors. Instead purchase quality, affordable accessories that can coordinate your whole bathroom look.
In terms of styling, you can get affordable towels, statement greenery and candles that suit your unique style without breaking the bank. Small additions like these can make an impact without a big price tag.
For advice on bathroom renovations and plumbing, contact the Expert Plumbing & Gas team today.