Tips To Keep Your Bathroom Remodel Under Budget

A bathroom remodel can freshen up one of the most used rooms of your home: your bathroom. But there are enough things to replace or renovate within a bathroom to keep driving the cost up and up if you're not careful. If you want to keep the total cost of your bathroom remodel within a reasonable range, here are some tips that might help.

Don't Move the Pipes

One of the most costly parts of a bathroom remodel is reworking to the plumbing. You'll have to hire a professional plumber and pay for parts and labor. By the time it's all said and done, you might end up taking a large chunk out of your budget. The easiest way to avoid this is, of course, to just make do with the pipes you already have. You can still install a new toilet or new sink if you like, just connect these additions without moving the plumbing around. If you feel your current plumbing is holding you back from what you want to do, then go for it, but just bear in mind that you will see a difference when you tally up all the expenses at the end of the day.

Use Lighting to Change the Vibe

If you don't like the look of your current bathroom, maybe you're just not seeing it in the right light. Changing your light fixtures might just give you a whole new vibe even with your current sink, toilet, and tub still in place. Changing the lighting is also considerably less expensive than installing a major bathroom fixture, so you can even splurge a little for a premium option. After the installation is complete, take a step back and look at the bathroom as a whole and see if the new lighting did the trick for you. You might be able to change some of your remaining plans to save additional money.

Consider a New Coat of Paint 

Just like lighting, adding a fresh coat of paint is relatively inexpensive compared to other options when it comes to a bathroom remodel. If you want to liven up the room, a fresh coat featuring a vibrant color can really perk things up. New paint combined with new lighting can make you feel like you really do have a brand new bathroom even if you are still sitting on the same toilet or using the same shower.

Contact a bathroom remodel expert today for more information.