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How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Bathroom Renovation

Admit it: You’re getting a bit tired of your bathroom. Maybe it’s too small. Maybe it’s too bland. Maybe it’s too out-of-style. Maybe it’s just too O-L-D.


But in spite of your growing discontent with your bathroom, you haven’t yet pulled the trigger on a bathroom renovation.

Why are you hesitating? Only you know for sure.

But many homeowners hesitate to move ahead with a bathroom renovation because they can’t entirely decide how they want their new bathroom to look. Many hesitate because they just don’t want to go to the trouble – even though they know life will be so much better once they have that bathroom renovation behind them.

It’s likely, though, that the #1 reason homeowners hesitate to move ahead with a bathroom renovation – and very possibly the reason that you’re hesitating – is because of the cost.

That’s certainly a valid reason for hesitation – but perhaps not as much as you might think. Because in truth, there are a number of ways to minimize the cost of a bathroom renovation.

Here are 5 tips for trimming the costs of your bathroom remodel:

#1: Tiled Countertops: Stone-slab countertops are all the rage right now. But a nice tiled countertop with wood siding can look just as good if well and artfully constructed. And it’s much less expensive than stone slab.

#2: Don’t Replace; Reglaze: Most of your bathroom fixtures are perfectly functional, right? You’re just not crazy about the way they’re looking these days. But you can drastically upgrade the appearance of your fixtures by having them reglazed. That can make your old fixtures look just like new, but at less than half the cost.

#3: Rejuvenate Your Tile: You’re probably thinking that a bathroom remodel will necessarily include a new floor. But that may not be necessary. If your tile floor is looking drab and dull, but is otherwise sound, you can rejuvenate it instead of replacing it. Carefully refurbishing with an acid etcher can have your old tile floor looking like new at a much lower cost.

#4: Consider Vinyl: If you do need to replace your floor tile, consider using vinyl composition tile instead of ceramic tile. Vinyl tile is considerably cheaper, but without a substantial drop-off in appearance.

#5: Go Vintage: For bathroom furniture items such as vanities, consider shopping for vintage furniture pieces that need some TLC. Refinished pieces can be much more inexpensive than buying brand-new pieces – and also considerably more fashionable.

If It’s Not the Cost…

As you can see, there are many ways to contain the costs of a bathroom renovation. The list above is just a start. And with careful planning, you can keep the costs of your bathroom renovation to a manageable minimum. Get in touch, and we’ll be happy to look into some additional, customized ways of making your bathroom renovation budget manageable.

So now why are you hesitating?

After all, a bathroom renovation can offer quite an impactful improvement to your family’s quality of life. Every day that you hesitate to pull that trigger is another day that your family misses out.

And that’s really kind of a shame!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 5:18 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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