Renovating the bathroom can be expensive, especially if not planned and budgeted well. Before starting anything, make sure to check out these money saving tips for a new bathroom.
Keep the layout the same
A successful bathroom renovation requires careful planning and attention to detail. When you start to reposition the plumbing, the job can then become very expensive, so make sure to keep the layout the same to save money.
Before buying a new bathroom suite look around for good deals and see what bargains you can find. Sometimes buying a complete new bathroom suite with the basin, toilet, taps and a bath can save money compared to buying individual items. Think about what DIY work you can do rather than paying an installer to complete the whole job. Also, ensure the products offer good value for money and that they will stand the test of time.
Another way to save money is to spend less on items that don’t have any working parts such as a basin and pedestal for example.
Stretch the budget
It can be surprising just how much work you can do by yourself, and there are many ways to stretch your budget. Small jobs that you can do yourself such as painting walls and hanging mirrors can lead to great savings.
Choosing bathroom furniture which is supplied ready assembled will mean that you won’t have to spend ages putting it together or pay someone to fix it to the wall. Buying a set of furniture which includes a basin, cabinet and mirror will also help to reduce costs.
Mix and match tiles
If you don’t have the budget to tile your whole bathroom with luxury mosaics think about using them sparingly to create a feature wall in the shower or over the bath and use inexpensive ceramic tiles for the rest of the room. Ceramic tiles that look like natural stone, marble and wood are ideal for creating a more expensive look and provide a great way to add impact but without overspending.
Fitting new flooring in your bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to splash out loads of cash. If you want natural stone or hardwood floors but the budget doesn’t stretch that far opt for vinyl instead. Vinyl is available in a wide range of styles including wood, tiles and patterned designs and is practical and affordable, as well as durable and waterproof making it perfect for use in a bathroom.
Sell the old bathroom suite
Auction sites now provide a very popular way to sell second-hand items, and if you have unwanted fittings that are in good condition such as a basin and taps, it’s worth selling them. This offers a fantastic way to get some of the expense back that you have spent on your new bathroom.