Renovating a Bathroom on a Budget

Remodeling a bathroom can be pricey, but there are ways to save yourself a few bucks while still getting the look you desire. To assist you in your renovation, here are a few cost-saving tips.

Do Your Own Tile

Paying someone to tile your bathroom floor or shower is a cost you don’t necessarily need. Doing your own tile is as simple as learning the process. Additionally, you can save money by renting, rather than buying, tools. Click here for HGTV’s step-by-step tiling guide.

Use Contact Paper

Buying new countertops can be expensive, especially if you want a high-end material such as marble or granite. If your budget doesn’t allow for such options, you can always use contact paper to get the job done. Contact paper gives you the look you want at a fraction of the cost. Not sure where to start? Check out these step-by-step instructions.

Sand and Paint Vanity Sets

Vanity sets can get pretty pricey, but you’d be surprised what a good sanding and a fresh coat of paint can do! As you update your bathroom, opt for this inexpensive alternative to buying an entirely new piece of furniture. Click here for a simple how-to tutorial.

Opt for Deep Cleaning Scrubs

Often, the desire for a new bathroom is a result of the original being dirty. So before you remodel, take the opportunity to deep clean what you already have to see if it actually needs replacing. Pumice stones can scrape grime out of a toilet or bathtub, giving it a “like new” look without necessitating a complete renovation.

Add Fresh Paint

Is something in your bathroom just “off”? Your paint might be the culprit. A fresh, aesthetically pleasing coat of paint can change the entire look of your bathroom – and can even make it look bigger. This may just be the difference you need to make your bathroom a space you enjoy.

Paint Your Mirror

Just as a fresh coat of paint can help out your walls, it can also refurbish that mirror you want to replace. Rather than opting for an expensive alternative, simply paint the one you already have. This is one easy DIY project you’ll be glad you took on!

Change Out Lighting Fixtures

Lastly, you can always change out your lighting fixtures to bring a new vibe to your bathroom. Even if it’s the only item you replace in your bathroom, it can brighten it up, make it appear larger, and tie the whole look together with minimal effort. Need help? Try this step-by-step guide from Home Depot.

Renovations of any kind can be challenging, labor-intensive, and costly. But that doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish everything you want. Simply keep these renovation tips in mind!

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