An average bathroom renovation is reported to cost around $20-$30,000. Now each household is different and everyone’s requirements, tastes and preferences also vary.
In this article I will go through some tips in which you can gradually implement to ensure that your bathroom facelift does not break the bank.
1. Hire Contractors From Craigslist
You can find some really affordable contractors for your bathroom facelift from Craigslist. Rather then investing in a company who operates with a lot of overheads if you do your due diligence correctly and follow up on some references of the handyman, you can get a professional service without the hefty price tag.
2. Buy Your Supplies From A Wholesaler
No matter what it is you want to upgrade make sure that you shop around when buying your upgrades. Whether it be tiles, faucets, mirrors, glass, shower screens, bathtubs and so on purchasing direct from the wholesaler, importer or manufacturer allows you to save on added markups that retailers pay on products, helping you save even more money. You can find suppliers online, on marketplaces such as eBay and if you really wanted to you can import them direct from China from marketplaces such as Alibaba or Aliexpress. Its not rare to find savings onwards of 100% from these places.
3. Save Money & Space Using Electric Tankless Water Heaters
When doing a bathroom facelift and have to choose between a tank water heater and a tankless water heater, I would recommend an electric tankless water heater to not only add to your style but save you money and space as well. Selecting the suitable electric tankless water heater for your household can save you an additional 50% on your current hot water usage. Compounding this over the lifetime of your duration living at your residence could in the long run save you thousands in hot water bills. Make sure that you find out your preferred placement that you would place it and the different water appliances that would need to be considered. These include but not limited to faucets, bathtubs, showers and can even extent to the kitchen sink and laundry.
4. Do It Yourself
There are parts of doing a bathroom facelift that you and your partner can do. If you are really on a tight budget, consider learning some of the tasks by going on youtube or reading up on it online. If you have the time and manpower to do so then why not. You can save yourself thousands of dollars in labour by doing so. I would advice though in more complex tasks such as plumbing or electrical work I would advice to hire a professional from Craigslist and other directories in your local area. Some tasks which you may want to try on your own are changing faucets, painting and decorations.
In conclusion doing a bathroom facelift may not need to be as costly as some may expect. By implementing some of these cost saving strategies you not only put more money in your pocket but also get yourself an upgraded bathroom that you and your family can enjoy for the latter years as well as add value to your household. Moreover, the value you add when trying to sell your house could be even more then what it cost you to do the facelift!