Splashing money on revamping your bathroom is a good option if you’re truly well-off. However, most of us can’t really afford to hire a designer, a plumber, a tiler, an electrician and all those professionals, who would probably be more efficient, but also much more expensive. Here we share 6 important & very simple tips to get posh bathroom on a budget. If you plant to renovate bathroom than check our previous post:- 6 Tips To Make Your Bathroom Renovation Look Amazing.
If your budget is limited, and let’s be honest – it is, there are more challenges to overcome, but that still doesn’t mean you should give up before you’ve even started. Don’t forget what you want to achieve: a more functional, pleasant and inviting space. On top of all that, a nicely decorated posh bathroom can raise the price of your house enough to justify just about any investment made in it.
Image Source By Reece
East Malvern Residence Renovation By LS Architects
1. Be Realistic & Stick To The Plan
You have to know exactly how much money and time you can afford for this project. There’s very little room for improvisation here. It’s easy to get carried away with purchasing new tiles or fixtures, but that would mean you’d have to forego some other, perhaps equally important elements. Also, be honest about what you can do, i.e. what is your potential sweat equity. If you’ve never done any DIY work, you probably shouldn’t start very ambitiously now.
2. Tiles For Posh Bathroom
One of the most efficient ways to save some money is to use as few tiles as possible. Truth is, they’re not only decorative, but also highly functional. Still, you can just cover the floor with them, or perhaps just one horizontal strip. If that’s just not enough, than you can buy few more expensive eye-catching tiles & include them among cheaper ones. The effect you’ll achieve is worth those extra few bucks.
Image Source By Rustico Tile
Bluff House Architect & Interior By Auhaus Arch
3. Counter Tops
If it has to be granite, because it’s the latest craze, you can at least look for slabs with imperfections. The bigger the imperfection, the more money you’ll save. Don’t forget, you need to install a sink, so that part with imperfections may be exactly the one you’re going to cut out anyway!
Another useful tip for having a trendy feature in your posh bathroom is to find an old dresser and use it as a sink pedestal. Instead of paying in excess of 1,000 dollars. You can make your own, unique item for very little money, provided you have the right tools, some skills and a bit of patience.
La Dolce Vita Architect By Cape Cod Fine Homebuilders
Snow King Project By Grace Home Design
It’s very often that these little things make a world of difference. Faucets, drawer pulls and towel racks can be extremely expensive to replace. “If you buy water-saving faucets and shower-heads, you’ll be paying the same, but saving on your utility bill. Plus, it’s good for the environment,” advise us at a Hazlet-based plumbing service.
The Bradner Residence Develop By Rock Ridge Fine Homes
5. Paint For Posh Bathroom
Probably the easiest way to revamp your bathroom without breaking the bank. Paint is cheaper than tiles, you can probably do it yourself and, anyway, your bathroom is not as big as your master bedroom, so it can’t cost a fortune. However, there’s a catch. Namely, since there’s a lot of moisture in a bathroom and the temperature changes often, mold and mildew can easily grow. Hence, you really need to invest in high-quality paint, designed to be used in such places. Also, it’s a good idea to use special bathroom paint, at least to cover the ceiling, because that will prevent mold growth.
Image & Paint Color By Dulux
6. Buying Used Items
Needless to say, a lot of money can be saved if you refrain from buying everything new. The Internet is bound to give you a lot of information about what used items from your bathroom you can buy in your neighborhood. Alternatively, you can have a look at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore near where you live. You’re bound to find what you need at just a fraction of the retail price.
As you can see, lots can be done for very little money. However, you do need to invest a significant chunk of your time and patience into such a project. The key is to have a very good understanding of what you want, what you can do yourself and how much hiring a professional would cost you. Having done your math, all you can focus on is the design and, eventually, enjoying both the process and the outcome.