With the cost of living on the rise, you may be reconsidering your bathroom renovation. But what if we were to tell you that you could save money?
In this article, we’ll discuss how to get the most out
Areas You Can Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation
Everyone wants to save money, especially when it comes to your bathroom remodel. Here, we’ll discuss some of the best ways you can save money, and where to go to do it.
Work Out Your Priorities
Priorities are the number one way in which you can potentially save yourself some money. Before you start knocking down walls and pulling up tile, write down what it is that isn’t working for you with your current bathroom.
If you simply want to update the colour or tapware, it can save you a lot of money compared to layout issues where you’re looking at improving the functionality of your bathroom.
Plan Your Bathroom
Planning is integral if you’re going to renovate your bathroom – regardless of if you DIY or choose to leave it to the experts. If you’re going to remodel your bathroom, it’s best to do it right and the only way to do that is to come up with a workable plan.
Consider things like where you want your vanity, if you have room for a tub in addition to a shower (or if that’s something you need to combine), the type or size of tiles you want to use and how much room you have to work with.
Avoid DIY Projects
The bathroom is considered to be a wet area and not really a place you want to (or can afford to) make a mistake. While you can save money by completing small tasks, like painting, you want to let the professionals do their job for the more technical tasks.
Opting to do it yourself usually results in mistakes, which often causes budget blowouts and stress you can’t afford.
Everyone hates budgets, but in this day and age, they are more important than ever. Having a budget and tracking the amount of money you spend on certain areas within your renovation will prepare you for upcoming bills, help you reorganise priorities and avoid unnecessary stress.
Order More Than You Need
Running out of tile is one of the worst things that can happen when you’re renovating a bathroom. That’s why we always recommend you overestimate what you may need, so you always have some in reserve.
This will, hopefully, cut down on the potential for delays or other disasters, like having to change your tile at the last minute and start all over again.
The importance of measuring correctly when planning cannot be overstated. If you fail to measure correctly, you may end up with a bathtub that doesn’t fit or a vanity that’s too small for the space. Then what would you do?
Shop for Contractors
Investing in trades is important when it comes to the bathroom, especially for those trickier plumbing and waterproofing tasks. Waterproofing in particular is not something that can be left to amateurs, but it doesn’t mean you can’t save money.
Do your research and choose to work with contractors that you trust will do a good job, without compromising on the quality of your overall finish.
Renovations are well known for causing stress, even if you do plan accordingly. That’s why it’s important to be a little flexible when it comes to the finishes you choose, especially if you need to order from overseas.
These days, things just aren’t as readily available as they once were, and we recommend having some great alternatives on hand in cases where your preferred choice is discontinued or out of stock.
Keep in mind too that the construction industry is experiencing heavy delays. If possible, have some leeway in terms of deadlines in case something happens to get your timeline off track.
Use Different Flooring
Tiles are a popular choice for many bathroom renovators, but they’re not the only choice. There are plenty of options of alternative flooring that work well in a bathroom without spending a fortune on tiles you might get sick of in the next year or so.
– wood or cork
Choose a Lasting Trend
Love the latest trend you’ve seen on that new design show or on the internet? The question you should be asking yourself when it comes to renovations is not whether you like the trend now, but if you’ll like it in a few years’ time.
No matter how much you try to save money, bathroom renovations can get costly and the last thing you want to do is have to spend that money (not to mention the time) on renovating a bathroom your tastes have outgrown.
Consider Your Materials
Choosing long-lasting, durable materials when working in a bathroom is often key to saving money on your renovation. If you’re not committed to having the most expensive of materials, but still want something that’s high quality and durable, there are plenty of options on the market.
Choose Affordable Fixtures & Fittings
Top end fixtures and fittings are great if you have the budget to match, but if you don’t, it’s not really a problem.
At Builders Discount Warehouse, especially, we have a range of high-class, aesthetically pleasing options that are also budget friendly.
Invest Where You Have to, Save Where You Can
When you’re renovating your bathroom, you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on things that are still effective.
If you don’t especially need to update your tiles, but want to invest in a new vanity, there are plenty of ways you can do so without diving into a full-blown renovation.
Where to Go for Professional Advice and Cost-Effective Solutions
If you need professional advice on your bathroom remodel, and cost effective solutions you can rely on without compromising on design, you need to go to Builders Discount Warehouse.
With years of experience in the industry and access to quality fixtures and appliances that look luxurious and functional, we’re your one stop renovation shop.
Get started on your bathroom remodel by contacting the expert team today.