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How to renovate your bathroom on a budget?
How to renovate your bathroom on a budget?
If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, then you’ll know that it can be quite an expensive process. However, there are some extremely simple and easy ways to update your bathroom without spending a lot of money.
With bathrooms being one of the most important rooms to upgrade in the house, as they are one of the rooms that increase the most value, renovating one on a budget can make a huge difference to what your home is worth.
Using our expert knowledge, we have put together six of our top tips for upgrading your bathroom on a budget. For more advice, visit our friendly and helpful staff across our showrooms in Panmure, Auckland, or call 09 570 8008
Advice on a cost-effective bathroom renovation
1. Outline your design, budget and timeline beforehand
Having a solid plan and budget in place is essential with any home renovation project. Not only does it give you and your labourer a guideline to follow and stick to, it also means you will have a better understanding of the costs for the whole project.
Whilst some projects can go over budget due to unforeseen circumstances, if you have a budget in place then you can easily keep track of all of the costs, even if there are any areas that do go over budget.
Without a budget in place, it can be easy to go overboard with purchases and not actually realise the full extent of what the project has cost.
Preparing all the bathroom products before starting the renovation saves the time also gives you more adequate room to deal with the potential problems during the renovation progress.
2.Keep plumbing in place
One of the most expensive parts of a bathroom is the labour, so if your bathroom remodel is quite labour intensive, then this will push up the final cost.
In order to keep the costs down, one of our top tips would be to keep all previous plumbing and pipework in place. As soon as you decide to move around the location of toilets, sinks and showers, this pushes the price up of the remodel as pipes will need to be moved in order to accommodate for these changes.
If you just want to update the toilet, sink and shower or bath, then purchasing new ones and fitting them exactly where the previous ones were will allow for a far quicker and cheaper bathroom remodel.
It’s essential to communicate properly with the builder and plumber when you renovate the bathroom. Talk to them for your renovation ideas as well as getting them to install the products you provided correctly helps to decrease the time of bathroom remodel.
We had some customers who didn’t communicate well with the plumber for the products they got. Plumber provided the chrome wall shower mixer by himself, however, the rest of the bathroom fittings were designed to using the black colour. They had to break the wall and change the mixer while the mistake could be avoided at the beginning.
3.Do your own tiling
Tiling can take up a lot of time which can make the budget of your bathroom renovation soar. It can be extremely simple to tile your bathroom yourself and as long as you follow all of the steps carefully you can easily save yourself a lot of money.
4.Upgrade what you already have
If you really are on a tight budget, then updating some of the hardware and furniture you have in your bathroom is an extremely quick and easy way to brighten up the room and make a huge difference.
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to making a room look revitalised and feel brighter. If you aren’t able to update your whole bathroom at once, or just want to help improve it’s look then this will make a huge difference.
Painting the walls in particular will remove scuff marks and wear and tear and help bring out the potential of the room. You can even paint tiles temporarily to help update them until you are ready to get the whole bathroom done.
If you want to continue the savings after getting your bathroom renovated, then installing greener, water conserving technologies will help to make your home more efficient by saving water and money in the long run.
Choosing shower heads, toilets and sinks with low flow technology will ensure you are saving water, money and the environment over time.
Get in touch
If you are looking to update your bathroom, speak to one of our expert members of staff or pop into one of our showrooms. We pride ourselves on offering some of the best deals on bathrooms products, making it extremely affordable to bring your dream bathroom to life.