If you’ve been dying to get your DIY hands on your bathroom but are afraid of the impending expense, check out these 3 genius ways to save money on a bathroom remodel:
1. Repaint Rather Than Replace
Replacing cabinets can cause a hefty expense! But why replace when you can make your cabinets look like they just rolled off the showroom floor with a fresh coat of paint in a trendy color? According to houzz.com, warm gray tones are all over the interior design world! There’s something about a neutral color with a hint of warmth that is incredibly inviting while still being modern.
Warm grays have hues of brown instead of hues of blue which take away perceived coldness and add coziness. By saving money and repainting your cabinets, you will have more of a budget to spend on fun upgrades like new countertops, (perhaps a white marble to stand out against the gray), or custom drawer pulls and hardware.
2. Rethink and Repurpose
A vanity is a necessary and functional item in any bathroom. But vanity prices can be unnecessarily costly. To get a new look without breaking the bank, consider high-style, creative pieces like these sink cabinet ideas (link to another post) or repurposing a dresser. HGTV’s website walks you step by step on how to turn your flea-market bureau into a custom vanity. Not only will you have fun and be proud of your work, you can choose just the right look for your bathroom with finishes and the style of sink!
3. Try Keeping the Layout the Same
Bathroom remodels that cost tens of thousands usually include moving plumbing; which is an expensive endeavor when you consider finding and hiring a plumber. By keeping your bathroom layout the same and not moving the location of your sink, tub, or shower, you can save money and put the funds toward something super unique! A new chandelier, a vintage mirror, or custom shower tiles could be totally doable with the cash you save. Try adding a mosaic pattern of tiles in your shower and showing them off with a frameless glass shower door.
Prioritize Your Remodeling Upgrades
If you’re thinking of updating your bathroom to give it a style you will love, decide which options will make the most impact and spend your budget there. Repurpose and revamp what you can! You’ll have fun and be proud of what you’ve done in the end.