Bathroom Remodel: 4 Tips To Help You Save Money
When it comes to a bathroom remodel, you try to spend as little money as possible if you’re on a budget. Not always easy to do, but it can be done. Here’s how.
Stick to a Plan: A bathroom remodel is no place for improvisation. Before starting the remodel, make a solid plan of what needs to be done. Give yourself ample amount of time to plan, to make decisions and changes along the way, if necessary. If you aren’t one for planning ahead (or you aren’t super organized), hire a designer. He or she will make the most of your space and schedule your contractors/installers in an orderly and timely manner.
Keep the Same Footprint: Make the most of the space you already have. And if at all possible, try to keep the layout of your current bathroom. It will save money on construction if your plumbing remains in the same place (and not need to be moved). This also cuts down the amount of dust and debris you might have during the remodel, which makes it hard to live with at times. Measure the cabinet area to find what size works best for your bathroom before purchasing.
Think Storage: Having enough storage in your bathroom always proves to be a challenge. After installing the vanity, shower, and toilet, there is almost no room left for anything else. Having the space to add a linen closet would be an ideal solution. But not everyone has that luxury. Think vertically by adding upper cabinets if wall space is available. Or rather, add some open shelving or a double towel rack.
Do It Yourself: Get rid of some of the labor cost by doing the work yourself. Tell your contractor the exact projects you want them to do and leave the little things which you will complete.
Planning a bathroom is easy if you take the necessary steps before you start the remodel. Come into Builders Surplus today and let us help you with your bathroom remodel!