When you hear “remodel” do dollar signs pop into your head? Just because you are remodeling a room in your home or making updates throughout the entire house doesn’t mean it needs to break the bank. It is feasible to complete a bathroom remodel on a budget. Here are a few tips to keep you and your wallet happy!
Bring Life Back to Your Countertops:
If your bathroom is like so many others around town you probably have a typical neutral colored marble top to your vanity. To add spice to your space try going with new marble tiles in a more updated color scheme. Tiles naturally cost less than an entire marble slab and will give your vanity a little character. Have your heart set on new granite countertops? Try shopping from the remnant pile to save a little green in your pocket. Depending on how your vanity space is laid out, you could get away with using a smaller piece that was left over elsewhere.
There are so many tile colors, styles and textures
available to choose from. Of course you quickly find one that you fall in love with, but its way too expensive to do an entire bathroom with. Now what? The nice thing about upgrading the tile work in your bathroom is that you can have a skilled professional remove a particular section or niche in your shower to add the deco tile which will change the look completely. You could use the tile to insert a decorative transition into the room or utilize it as a backsplash for your countertops. There are various ways to incorporate a new tile into your existing design without the cost adding up too fast.
Update Your Mirrors:
Your older home may have been built standard with very large frameless mirrors in your bathroom. One option is to rid the large mirrors and go for more of a focal point by adding a smaller framed or decorative mirror over the sink. There is a good chance that the drywall will need to be touched up once the old mirror is removed, so factor in funds for any necessary repairs into your budget.
Modernize Your Hardware:
Giving your bathroom a facelift could be as simple as updating your hardware. Consider using robe hooks instead of towel bars, modernizing your cabinetry by adding decorative drawer pulls or switching out dated gold hinges and door stops to be brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze.
Spring for New Fixtures:
Have some room left in your budget? Spring for upgrading your fixtures. Lighting, faucets and shower heads have all come a long way over the years. Rainfall shower heads can give your bathroom a spa-like feel without the cost of changing your plumbing. New lighting can be added with minimal electrical work or drywall repair needed, if any. Going from just a very basic 3-bulb vanity bar light in your bathroom to decorative scones, elegant up or down lighting, pendants or adding a charming chandelier over your tub can shine light on all the right areas of your bathroom that you love!
Knowing your budget is the first step. Even if your budget is limited, a bathroom remodeling project is still possible! Choosing the right areas to update that will make the biggest impact is the key to a successful remodel.
Working with an experienced remodeling contractor can help you get started and stay on track. The team at TWD has been serving homeowners just like you since 1996. They will work alongside you from the design phase all the way through building completion, delivering your finished project on time and on budget. Visit their website at www.twdaz.com for a portfolio of bathroom remodeling ideas and then call (623) 544-1211 to schedule your free consultation.
The ultimate goal is to bring your vision to life so that you fall in love with your home again!