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Bathroom Remodeling Within Your Budget

by Elias Deukmajian | Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms in home can serve as a respite and retreat from a hard day’s work – at least that’s what we all hope for in our dream bathrooms. Functionality is important in a bathroom design, but making the bathroom feel comfortable and can take a functional bathroom to the next level of luxury and relaxation.

When we hear words like “comfort,” “luxury,” and “relaxation,” many people automatically associate them with “expensive;” however, bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to break the bank to achieve the desired outcome. Today, there are many design choices that can fit within a reasonable budget and provide you with a luxurious, functional, and yes, relaxing bathroom. In this article, we’ll discuss how to go about achieving this goal, and where to start.

Remodeling on a Budget

Any remodeling project begins with setting a budget. Sticking to a budget can make a remodeling project far less stressful, can make it easier to make decisions, and can limit your options such that you won’t be tempted to venture out of what’s comfortable for you. You’ll want to consider the following factors:
  • What amount is comfortable for you and your family to pay out-of-pocket and how else can you afford the renovation?
  • What value is assigned to your home as it is currently, and how might that change given certain alterations to the bathroom layout, design, or functionality?
  • What absolutely drives you crazy about your current bathroom (i.e. what MUST be changed) versus what factors can you live with if the budget doesn’t allow (i.e. what elements can be worked around)
  • What materials will fit in your designated price range?
  • What portions could you do yourself (such as painting or small installations)?
Thinking about these things ahead of time can make your bathroom remodeling experience go smoother and can prevent serious pitfalls of budgeting that many homeowners encounter without professional help.

The Main Considerations

In any bathroom remodeling scenario, there are typical standards that should be considered; here are a few of the most important items you’ll want to consider changing, altering, or keeping the same to stick to your budget:

Storage and Cabinetry

Especially if you have a small bathroom, storage is a big selling point. By extending shelving upward, maximizing space, and using quality materials that won’t warp under high levels of condensation can keep your budget intact and prevent replacements or repairs in the future.

Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your bathroom can be tricky; it’s important to consult with a professional to determine what flooring types fit within your budget, that will hold up to the bathroom climate, and aesthetically fit with your existing home design.

Design Touches and Fixtures

This is the fun part – thinking into the future, what would a relaxing bathroom environment look like for you? It may include some unique aesthetic pieces such as décor items, rugs, brass, brushed nickel, or gold adornments and fixtures, or other touches that add to the overall comfort and feel of the space.

Color Palette

Choosing a color that is warm, rich, or bright are great ways to soothe your body and mind after a long day, or to ease the process of waking up early in the morning. Color palettes can be subtle or add a pop to your home design – just be sure to consider your light source and how that will affect the color outcome.

Lighting

If it fits in your budget, you might consider adding a window or skylight to your bathroom to increase natural sunlight; however, updating or adding light fixtures are also easy, cost-effective ways to increase lighting in your bathroom.

Special Considerations

Sometimes other necessities must be integrated into your remodeling project. Here are a couple to think about:
  • Age of people in the home – think about slip-resistant flooring, child-friendly designs, and a layout that meets the needs of specific individuals in your home.
  • Major Alterations – in any renovation under a strict budget, major structural alterations should be employed sparingly and only if necessary. For instance, expanding a bathroom space could be achieved without knocking down a wall, but instead by just extending storage upward and shifting the layout.
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The Importance of Quality Installation

Here at Kitchen Emporium, we’ve been serving the SoCal areas of San Marcos, San Diego, and the San Fernando Valley for years. Our reputation is important to us, and our clients’ satisfaction is always our main priority. To learn more about how we can help you achieve a beautiful bathroom remodel on a limited budget, please feel free to look over our website or contact one of our renovation specialists today.