Remodeling your bathroom can be really exciting, but it can also get really expensive! It's not uncommon for homeowners to get quotes for $10,000 or more when remodeling a small bathroom, and prices for larger bathrooms can be absolutely sky-high. If you're on a more limited budget and don't want to break the bank with your bathroom remodel, then there are ways to keep costs down. Take a look!
1. Avoid moving any of the fixtures.
One of the major costs associated with most bathroom remodels is the cost to move the plumbing. Having to run new pipes takes a plumber quite a lot of time, and the pipes themselves are not cheap, either. To save money, try not to move your shower, toilet, or sink. Work with the basic floor plan you already have. The new fixtures can just be hooked up to the existing pipes, assuming they're in good condition. This may allow your bathroom remodeling team to avoid hiring a plumber altogether, or it may let them have a plumber on the job for just a day or two, rather than for the majority of the project.
2. Choose a simple tile pattern.
You can spend $1 per square foot for tile, or you can spend $10 per square foot for tile. The difference is often the pattern in the tile. Simple, solid-colored tile is often on the cheaper side, whereas more heavily patterned tile costs a lot more. To keep costs down, stick with a solid-colored tile, and then work in patterns elsewhere where doing so is cheaper. For instance, you could choose a patterned shower curtain or patterned towels.
3. Avoid custom vanities and furniture when possible.
Often, you will have the choice between buying a pre-made piece of bathroom furniture and having one custom-made. While it may be tempting to go the custom route, this is far more expensive. Even if a pre-made one is not perfectly sized to fit your space, your remodeling team can likely make some small changes to "make it work." They could, for instance, add a small side panel to the side of the vanity to fill some empty space. This is a lot cheaper than having to have an entire vanity custom built for your bathroom.
It is possible to remodel a bathroom without emptying your bank account. Follow the tips above to keep things more affordable and within budget. Contact a company that offers bathroom remodeling services to learn more.