10 Tips to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget
Renovating a bathroom can make a big difference to what your home is worth. But most people put off renovating a bathroom as they feel it is expensive. However, you can have a bathroom renovation on a budget with some simple and easy ways. Our bathroom renovation specialists have listed 10 tips for remodelling your bathroom on a budget.
Plan your design, budget and timeline beforehand
All renovation projects need to have a solid plan and budget beforehand. It gives you an overall guideline to follow, and you will have a clear understanding of the costs for the whole project.
But sometimes projects can go over budget due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, if you have a prior budget plan, you can easily keep track of all of these extra costs. Without a prior plan, you can easily go off track with purchases and won’t realise the full extent of what the renovation project has cost.
Choose materials wisely
You need to be very careful while choosing the materials for the bathroom renovation. When you are purchasing for items like pipes, taps, tiles etc. make sure you check the quality of each material. Good quality materials will let your new bathroom last in the long run.
If you are tight on budget, repainting will be the cheapest. Repainting is affordable, and at the same time an effective way to give your bathroom a brand-new look.
In older bathrooms, mould and mildew can easily develop because of continuous humidity and temperature change. Make sure to invest in high-quality paint that gives a satin finish. It’s also recommended to paint the bathroom ceiling with a special bathroom paint that helps resist the growth of mould.
Update with economical fixtures
Some items like light fixtures, towel racks, drawer pulls etc. can be considered as a comparatively small investment. Updated fixtures can create a huge difference in the bathroom’s appearance. Also, keep in mind to double-check the prices while purchasing because you don’t want to overspend on accessories that are meant for daily use.
Scout about for materials
You can save a lot of money by shopping around for items like tiles, bathroom vanities etc. Buying branded, but less-pricey fixtures like shower and vanity faucets is a smart way to save money while not compromising the quality.
Mix and match your tiles
You can save money during a bathroom renovation by mixing basic tiles with accent tiles. The less-costly tiles will help to make the artistic tiles more noticeable. You can also restrict the amount of tiles by focusing only on high-impact areas like the floor or inside the shower stall walls.
Save on countertops
The bathroom counter is smaller than that of the kitchen. So, the investment on bathroom granite countertops can be affordable and fairly low compared to what you’d spend on kitchen counters.
Neutral colours like tan, light beige and brown can be expensive as they are popular. Buying a different colour that goes well with your bathroom colour gradient can save you money on countertops.
You can also save money by buying granite slabs with imperfections for your countertops. The imperfection will reduce the cost for the slab. Your sink basin covers most of the surface area. So if the imperfection is located where the sink will be, then it will be well hidden.
Be careful about on what to spend
Make sure to allot major part of bathroom renovation budget on quality labour and materials. This involves items like the vanity, tub shower base and shower doors etc.
Install greener, water-conserving technologies to make your home more efficient. Choosing showerheads, sinks and toilets with low flow technology can save you water, money and the environment over time. It can also increase your property value.
Hire a contractor
If you’re planning to do a bathroom renovation, it’s wise to hire a contractor. They can assist you and even give you ideas on how to do a bathroom renovation on a budget. With their professional help and expertise, you can save both money and time throughout the renovation.
These are the 10 tips to renovate a bathroom on a budget. Our project managers will help you to create a perfect bathroom renovation plan which will be both on budget and on time. Contact us for professionally done bathroom renovations that give you value for money.
Chris is the Business Manager of The Computing Australia Group, he is responsible for the management of the entire Computing Australia Group team. He enjoys the fact that it is a busy portfolio, and no two days are ever the same. His day is a mix of working with the various members of our team and interacting with clients. Having worked with The Computing Australia Group for over 16 years, Chris understands all our services thoroughly and makes sure each project is undertaken with professionalism and empathy, to deliver quality work.