Small Bathroom Remodel On A Budget
Taking on a remodeling project can be a huge and expensive undertaking. This can be especially true with a bathroom remodel. Depending on what you are wanting to do with your small bathroom, remodeling could end up being cost-prohibitive.
There are a number of ways to complete a small bathroom remodel on a budget. If there are things that you are willing to do to decrease the overall cost of the remodel, you will likely be able to get the end result that you are looking for.
While there are more ways to lessen the expense, there are some key areas that will make the biggest impact. We have listed below 5 ways that can help you remodel your small bathroom on a budget. Some of these may require more physical involvement on your part while some require rethinking and being creative with the space. If you decide that thejust isn't for you, we recommend hiring a professional contractor to help you with your home projects.
5 Ways to Remodel a Bathroom On A Budget
What are the best ways and most feasible options for reducing a bathroom remodel budget? Well, that depends on what you are willing and able to do yourself. It also depends on what you are willing to make concessions on in the design of the remodel. The five we are talking about in this post tend to be the best ways to save large amounts of money in the budget.
1.) Limiting Tile
The tile is expensive. Both the materials can be expensive and the labor costs associated with having the tile installed tend to be high. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have any tile work included in your remodel but it is a great way to save money.
You can limit it by choosing either tile floors or tile shower walls instead of having both. Another way to cut the tile budget is by choosing a bigger tile rather than a subway style tile. There are endless styles, shapes, and material when looking at tile, so choose wisely.
2.) Refinish Your Tub
It is very tempting to just rip your old tub out and install a new one but there is an option that could save you a large chunk of your remodel budget. The cost associated with replacing a tub includes having the tub removed, hauled off, a new tub, and the install of the new tub.
Just refinishing your old tub to look new is more cost-effective. This can be done in a number of ways but one popular option is reglazing your bathtub. Hire a professional to come in and givew your existing tub a new look. This will be more budget friendly than ripping out your old tub and replacing new.
3.) Leave Plumbing Alone
Moving bathroom plumbing is a huge expense. If you decide to have plumbing moved it will almost guarantee that you will be hitting the top of your remodel budget if not surpassing it. Being creative will help if you can simply style your bathroom differently rather than having to relocate pipes.
4.) DIY Design
Hiring a designer for your bathroom remodel may sound great, and it really can be, but if you are trying to save money then you need to take the design wheel. If you don’t have a design eye you can search for inspiration on Pinterest, in a magazine, or ask a friend that does have that talent to help. a professional designer will no doubt be able to streamline the process, however, this is a concession a homeowner must make if looking to keep costs within budget.
5.) Do Your Own Painting
Having a professional do the painting, even in a small bathroom can require you to spend more on your remodel than you want to. While it can be a hassle, it will be financially beneficial to do the painting yourself if you are trying to lower the budget. Just be sure to take your time, use painters tape, and put a canvas down to protect your floors from paint drips.
Contact Aldo's Restoration & Construction
If you're considering a bathroom remodel, then you owe it to yourself to call Aldo's. We provide professional bathroom remodeling in Charlotte and the surrounding metropolitan area. Call our general contractors today at (704) 607-9783 to schedule an estimate. We look forward to working with you!