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Cost-Effective Ideas for Bathroom Renovation

by Elias Deukmajian | Bathroom Remodel

It’s reasonable to assume that you’ll spend a pretty penny on any renovation project – especially if you have a wish list of high expectations. The good news is that when it comes to bathroom remodeling you have plenty of cost-effective options that can still transform the space into a fully-functioning, beautiful area to rest and rejuvenate.

Depending on how in-depth you wish your bathroom transformation to be, and what you have to work with already, you’ll find that if you make responsible, well-thought decisions along the way and stick to your budget, you can enhance the space very cost-effectively. In this article, we’ll give all of you bathroom renovation aspirers some tips on how to make your bathroom renovation project simple, efficient, and budget-friendly.

1. Painting is Under-Rated

Many homeowners underestimate how important paint is to their bathroom remodel. A good fresh coat of paint can transform a space overnight – you might even be surprised by how little you actually need to do to your bathroom once it’s been painted with a beautiful color! Since bathrooms are typically one of the smaller spaces in a home, and usually don’t get enough light, it’s advised to stick to bright, light colors that are calming and peaceful. Here are some quick tips about bathroom paint:

  • Choose a color that will enhance the light in the room
  • Choose paints that can withstand moisture well
  • Don’t forget baseboards and caulking!
  • Opt to paint the ceiling as well – it helps avoid moisture buildup
  • Take your time – get all the details just right around every edge and corner

2. Mind Your Fixtures

A cheap and simple update, swapping out fixtures is an easy way to update your bathroom space effectively on a budget. By fixtures we mean: light fixtures, towel racks, cabinet and drawer handles, water faucets, etc. Here are a few tips:

  • Get creative! Repurpose old piping or hardware to make into towel racks or door handles for a cheap, customized look
  • Match fixtures the best you can – in other words, if you’re using brushed nickel finishes, it’s best to use that theme in other fixtures as well

3. Swap Out the Sink

You might imagine that a new sink can be quite costly, and you’re not wrong. One of the best ways to update your bathroom sink is to find a used bathroom sink and repurpose it. You can find used sinks through websites, at refurnishing stores, and other gems you might not have thought of yet.

4. Go for a Deep Clean

If you’ve had it with your shower or flooring, you might be surprised at how brand-new it can look after a deep cleaning. Grout cleaning and re-lining tubs is a great way to repurpose pieces of your bathroom that just need a bit of a facelift.

5. More Tile = More Money

Tiling is one of the most expensive elements in any bathroom renovation project. Tiling is not only an expensive material itself, but the cost of redoing tile work is quite high. If you must have a high-quality tile in your bathroom, you might consider stripping the tile yourself and redoing it yourself; however, it’s important you have some professional guidance if you choose to do this. Otherwise, there are plenty of affordable ways to go without bathroom tiling or to use tile in a cost-effective way. Here are some ideas:

  • Go for cheaper, basic tile and glamorize the rest of the room – subway tiles are a great new look!
  • Use tile only as an accent
  • Decorate the room instead of filling a wall with tile
  • Purchase used tile from a refurbishing store
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How We Can Help You

Here at Kitchen Emporium, we find that bathroom remodels are one of the best ways to update a home and enhance its overall value. Over the past few decades, we’ve helped transform bathrooms for residents all over the Southern California areas of the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. If you’ve recently thought about updating or renovating your bathroom space and have questions about pricing, please feel free to contact one of our helpful construction specialists directly. We look forward to helping bring you one step closer to having the restful and relaxing bathroom of your dreams.