How to Save Money on a Bathroom Renovation

Home renovations can be very expensive, especially in places where plumbing is involved, like a bathroom. However, there are some simple and affordable ways to refresh your bathroom. You can make small changes like a new paint job, buying secondhand, and reusing anything you already have.

Don’t Change the Floorplan

The best and most effective way to save when renovating a bathroom is to keep the walls intact. Changing the structure of the bathroom can be expensive since you might need to deal with foundation issues, plumbing lines, and electrical wiring. If you do not need to update any of the plumbing or completely change the shape and size of your bathroom, cosmetic changes are easy to do and much more affordable. If you need to change anything in the structure of the bathroom, try to keep these changes to a minimum and contact as many contractors as you can to get the best quotes.

DIY and Reuse

If you do not need to do any structure renovations, you can easily do the work yourself. You can easily do some tiling, painting, replacing any faucets or showers, changing fixtures, and updating accessories like towel racks. Additionally, you can easily give new life to things you already own. For instance, you can get bathtubs refreshed with some professional cleaning, tile an existing shower, or even just freshening up a sink with brand new faucets.

Paint Creatively

Paint is an easy way to freshen up a bathroom. Changing the colors of the walls can significantly change the look of a bathroom. You could add some texture to the walls with a sponge, rag, or stencil and two colors of paint. Additionally, you could install faux wallpaper, which is much easier and beginner-friendly to install, as well as faux tiles with stencils. Real tiles are also easy to install and can complete the look of a simple bathroom. Lastly, you can use enamel paint to bring an old tub back to life.

Shop Secondhand

Another easy way to save money in a bathroom renovation is to buy secondhand items. While it is not an easy task, and it is best to do so when you have ample time, you can find some really good bargains at reuse centers, flea markets, antique stores, yard sales, or even online on websites like Craigslist, eBay, and others.

While renovations can be expensive, these tips help you make your bathroom look better on a pocket-friendly budget. Additionally, you can find materials from secondhand shops and contact contractors when you have most of the materials already. If you want to do home renovations in the Toronto area, Astaneh Construction is your best option. We provide the best service for you and our expert contractors use the highest industry-best standards when working on your renovations. Contact us to get a quote.

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