5 Tips to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

Remodeling your bathroom to make it look more up-to-date can be expensive. If you want to get top-of-the-line fixtures, you should try to save on the other aspects of your project.  Keep reading to learn more:

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Keep original plumbing layout
Moving plumbing is second only to bumping out walls when it comes to incurring costs.  When you consider the plumber’s high estimates, you may find that you can live with your current layout after all. Source: TheSpruce

Have everything planned and materials in hand before you start
Changing course in midstream always costs time and money. You should know what you’re doing and when you expect to finish before launching into any grand bathroom renovation. Source: Money.USNews

Consider open shelves
The bathroom is a private place, but open shelving can create the illusion of space in smaller square footage, and with a less weighty wallet hit than cabinets. A few drawers or covered baskets on high shelves can house your private items, and your colorful towels, pretty soaps and washes, and other bathroom decor don’t have to hide in a dark closet any longer! Source: HGTV

Choose the right products
Bathroom products are susceptible to many challenges, most of them related to moisture. Carpet, for example, is a bad idea in baths; go with tile or stone — something that will stand up to water. And choose a low-volume, high-pressure toilet, Lahr advises, “so you don’t have to plunge when your kid puts 6 miles of tissue in the toilet.” Source: BHG

Prepare to get dirty
The more you can do it yourself (DIY), the more you’ll save. While you might not be an expert mason or a plumbing pro, there are little upgrades you can make in your bathroom yourself. Homeowners can:

  • Hang a new mirror above the vanity.
  • Install the vanity, then have a plumberhook up the sink.
  • Paint the room.
  • Remove old wallpaper.
  • Take out old tile.

Remember, every step you do on your own will save you money. Source: AngiesList

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