This year has people spending more time at home, which gives us all plenty of opportunity to think about ways to improve our quality of life. If your bathroom is old, worn out, or the enclosure damaged, it interferes with your ability to make the best use of this space.
Thankfully, there are ways to save money on a bath remodel in 2020. All you need to do is plan carefully and put in a little ‘sweat equity’ to reduce costs while renovating your bathroom.
Nothing says you have to totally remodel the bathroom by yourself. However, it is possible to DIY part the work which saves on labor costs. Take some time to develop a remodeling plan for your bathroom. Decide what you want to work on, and which areas will need a professional’s attention. Here are things you might be able to take care of:
- Wall Painting
- Wainscoting Installation
- Floor Replacement
- Hardware Replacement
- Cabinet Staining & Painting
- Shower Head Replacement
- Tile Grouting
- Silicone Installation
- Lighting Updates
- Accessory Installation
You can usually hire a professional to do the essential items, while tackling the rest of the renovation alone.
Simplify Your Remodel
Renovation costs increase the more complicated the project gets and the more you customize the decor. This doesn’t mean picking from the exclusive colors and patterns offered by a bath remodeler for your shower enclosure. It means paying a tile company to create custom tiles in a color they don’t usually offer, or deciding you want to tear down walls and expand the bathroom.
Keep it simple and you avoid those super high renovation costs. Plus, there are wonderful options for renovating a bathroom on a budget these days. Consider:
- Installing a replacement shower
- Updating the wall surround
- Replacing the bathtub
- Getting a tub-to-shower conversion
- Replacing the toilet
- Refinishing the cabinets
- Replacing the sink
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
There is a temptation to replace all of the fixtures, decor, and accessories when renovating, but a few things can be preserved. Take a good look at the bathroom before you start demolition. See if there aren’t some items you can save, such as the mirror, lighting fixtures, bathtub, shower, or toilet.
You might even want to check out a local ReStore to explore their gently used fixtures, accessories, and building supplies. These items are still useful, allow you to change up your bathroom decor, and are available at an excellent price.
Sign-Up for Bathroom Remodel Offers
Many contractors run bathroom remodel offers during slow parts of the year to drum up business. You can save on zero money down and zero percent interest financing plans. Some companies even offer a certain percentage or dollar amount off of projects, which can be especially helpful if you just plan to pay cash up front.
When you are ready to begin your renovation, reach out to Luxury Bath of Texoma. We’re a BBB-accredited bath remodeling company with decades of experience serving Northwest Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get started with a free cost estimate for your 2020-bathroom update.