Bathrooms are an important part of a family home, and so are one of the first rooms you think of when it comes to renovation. Although, just because you feel like you need to redo your bathroom, that doesn’t mean you necessarily can afford to splash out. Here are some simple tips to help you save money while renovating your bathroom.
Stick To A Budget
Most people believe that you should spend a maximum of 5% of what your home is worth on renovating an individual room to avoid losing money if you ever choose to leave or resell your home. If you really want to save money, you should be spending even less. Do some research and find out the cheapest places to buy from to help plan a budget and then stick to this no matter what. If you don’t have the funds to hand, you can then use this budget to know how much money you need to take out as a loan.
Get A Three-Piece Suite
If you really want to save money, you need to stick to what you need. Four-piece suites look amazing, but it’s an expense that really isn’t necessary. It makes a lot more sense to get a three-piece suite that has a bath with a shower attachment. This allows you the opportunity to have a quick shower if you need to, but also to have a relaxing bath if you have some more time. A bath is also much easier for families with small children. Nowadays it tends to be a lot cheaper to buy bathroom suites off websites on line, such as Bathroom Takeaway, than from stores, which is something you should bear in mind when choosing your suite.
Limit The Tile
Tiles can be great for adding colour and pattern to a plain boring wall, but it definitely comes at a cost. To save money, limit the amount of tile you use in your bathroom, and stick to small areas. You could only have tiles on your floor for example, or even stick to one strip of tile around your bathroom, if you want to save even more. If you are certain that you want to splurge on some stylish tiles, then ensure you use a minimum of these and surround them by cheaper tiles, to save you some cash. This will make the fancy tiles stand out more too.
Use Less Professional Help
Of course, you may not be able to install a sink or a toilet yourself, and so hiring a professional to install the main units is probably the best idea. Anything other than this, however, you could probably do yourself. Call in the help of friends and family to paint the walls, install any units, and lay the tiles (and keep an eye on the kids too!). Tiles can be tricky to lay, but if you know someone that can do it, it would be a lot cheaper than hiring someone.
Hopefully, these simple tips will help you buy a stylish new bathroom, without breaking the bank. Just make sure you don’t get too much water on your lovely tiled floor when you have a relaxing bath to celebrate.