When it comes to deciding whether or not to renovate, it will usually come down to one main factor; can you afford it. A budget friendly bathroom renovation isn’t always easy, but it is possible.
It’s easy to see the dollar signs adding up and many often end up panicking and pulling the pin before they even begin. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Renovating your bathroom can be as affordable or as expensive as you want it to be. Here are five tips to make sure your bathroom renovation is as budget friendly as possible.
Set your budget – and stick to it!
The key is to set a budget and stick to it. Decide on what items you don’t want to compromise on quality or style, and what items you’re not fussed about. Some people want the tiles to be the feature of their bathroom, others, the vanity.
Once you’ve decided on a budget, the next step to a budget friendly bathroom renovation is to shop around. Sure, your local plumbing supply centre is amazing eye candy for your upcoming renovation but there are more budget friendly options.
Make sure you get prices from a few different stores and don’t forget to check out places like Bunnings and Ikea. Larger warehouse type stores offer a fantastic range of great quality products that look a million dollars, but are a fraction of the price of major plumbing outlets.
Think of the little things
Of course things like vanities, baths and tile choices are the first things that come to mind when thinking about your bathroom renovation, but don’t forget the little things. Fit off accessories such as your tapware, as well as towel holders and toilet roll holders all need to be considered. And don’t forget storage; making the best use of your bathroom space is the key to a successful bathroom renovation. Thinking of everything before you start will ensure you will stick to your budget and not be faced with forgetting something along the way.
Choose your trades carefully – and get quotes!
The biggest mistake home renovators make is engaging trades without getting quotes, and soon what you thought was going to be an affordable renovation, turns into the renovation from hell. That’s where fully comprehensive services, such as Bathroom Renovation Rescue, stand out. As a licensed builder and qualified contractor, we are able to offer you a quote that is fully inclusive upfront. You choose the products, and we handle the work and all the trades. Your quote will be detailed so you know exactly what is included which makes for no nasty surprises along the way.
Cut down on costs where you can
Do you need all new fixtures and fittings? Or can some be reused? Do you really need a new bath or could it be repainted to shine like new? There are certainly ways to cut down on expenses when renovating your bathroom. You can decide on a whole new bathroom or maybe just concentrate on replacing things that will give your bathroom a huge lift – such as vanities and tiles, or a new clear frameless shower screen. Having someone in the industry who is up to date with current trends and cost saving ideas can be a saviour. Still not sure? Ask us for some advice.
If you’re considering a bathroom renovation project, contact Shane today for a no obligation quote. We’re here to make sure your bathroom renovation is as budget friendly as possible.