Although your home’s bathroom is a functional space, it can still be an exciting room to renovate and make your own by adding a personal touch. You can turn your mere ablution facilities into a sanctuary of tranquillity and relaxation without breaking the bank by following a few simple guidelines.
Have fun with your bathroom remodel by choosing a vibrant color scheme, natural decor elements, shower screens and calming scents and fragrances, as well as by following these six tips.
1. Stick to the budget
Always try to stick to the budget you’ve set. Unplanned expenses tend to pop up when renovating your home, so you should consider setting some money aside. If you don’t end up needing it, you’ll have a little extra money to splurge on a luxury item.
Staying on budget doesn’t mean always choosing the cheapest option and compromising on quality, so avoid undertaking a project that you cannot afford to do properly. Organize your budget into sections to give yourself a little wiggle room to spend an extra on one aspect of the design if you’re under-budget on another. For example, if you budgeted $100 on wall paint and end up spending only $50, you can use the money you’ve saved on the shower head that is a little bit more than you had planned for.
2. Compartmentalize the renovation
Minimize expenses without compromising on your dream bathroom by taking a modular approach to your renovation and redesigning the bathroom in phases. For example, start with plumbing this month and move to fixtures the next month so you don’t have to save up for the entire project.
This also allows you to take your time to browse through the extensive options of flowers, paints and patterns while also looking for cheaper alternatives.
3. Establish long-term vision for the room
Be aware of the available resources and the long-term vision for the space. While watching your planning come to life, it is tempting to opt for the slightly more expensive item, after all, you are crafting your dream home. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because seeing the renovations may make you feel different about a previous decision. If you have an overall idea of how you want your space to look, you can add the smaller details to the space as you go along.
4. Do It Yourself
DIY is not only cost-effective; it can also be a fun and fulfilling experience that will teach you skills which can be used for other projects. You can find YouTube and Pinterest tutorials for almost any aspect of DIY renovations and they can be quite simple to follow. The entire project does not need to be done yourself and you can opt to hire contractors and plumbers for the more complex modifications while getting your hands dirty on the simpler tasks.
Easy aspects of DIY are plastering walls painting, installing or building shelves and storage and cleaning up.
5. Reuse Materials
Instead of buying new items, repurposing old decor or fittings can be a great way to save money and add some character to the space. Shopping at thrift stores, yard sales or online buy-and-sell pages are useful ways to get your hands on some beautiful pre-loved pieces that you could refurbish to suit your design.
Doors, windows and lighting fixtures are often areas where you find the biggest savings. Vanities, mirrors and storage items are also the kind of stunning items you can pick up for a fraction of the cost with little effort needed to spruce it up.
6. Organize efficiently
A common reason for renovating your home is to increase the space. If this is the case, you can save some money by using the existing space more efficiently, rather than by extending in the area. You could do this by placing cupboards under the sink or using racks for keeping cosmetic products on the windowsill.
To add aesthetic to the bathroom without cluttering the space with non-functional decorative items, consider some creative ways of using paint, tiles and fixtures to add a unique element to the space.
Redesigning your bathroom can easily become an exciting and fulfilling project. The bathroom is the ideal space for relaxation and meditation and filling the space with items that make you feel at peace is definitely worth the expense, especially with these tips on saving money on your bathroom renovation.