Whether you need to change the floors or walls of your bathroom or prefer to upscale your shower area – there are times when you have to bite the bullet and renovate your bathroom because of the countless changes that are needed to be made. Renovating your bathroom may not be an easy project to work on because of all the details that should be considered, but it can be a significant upgrade to your living space.
At Townsville Bathroom Renovations, we know that aside from planning the look and functionality of a new bathroom, one of the biggest concerns of our clients is the budget needed for the project. We understand that this project is an investment that you can benefit from, in the long run, so we strive to create a practical and budget-friendly solution for each of our clients. Besides that, our team curated some cost-saving tips you can consider when you plan to have a bathroom renovation for your home. Try them out so you can cut costs for your next home improvement project.
Create a Solid Plan
No matter the scale of the bathroom renovation project you plan to have, it is essential to have a clear and organized plan before starting any construction. Changing your plan halfway through the project will cost you a lot of time and money. There can also be a chance that the whole project will be indefinitely delayed because you have to return materials or purchase new ones. Plus, you might even have to pay the contractors you hire to redo the work they have already finished.
That is why it is vital to think about what you really require and prefer for your bathroom before buying the materials or hiring workers. Consider the factors that affect the project, like the things that should be repaired or changed. We recommend that you create a list of must-haves and wants for your bathroom so you will know what to prioritize. You can also hire a professional designer and contractor to make the planning process easier for you.
Leave the Layout of Your Bathroom Unchanged
Bathroom remodelling and bathroom renovations are two different things. Although some people use them interchangeably, it might be better to understand what you really need to have for your bathroom. A remodelling project may involve making extensive changes in your bathroom’s layout, size, shape and footprint. Changing your room’s foundation, load-bearing walls, plumbing lines and fixtures or electrical wiring will cost a considerable amount of time and money.
On the other hand, renovations are a lot simpler because they are just ways to rejuvenate the appeal or functionality of your bathroom without changing its original layout. Projects like changing your flooring, having a new colour for your wall or adding accent lighting to your bathroom are considered bathroom renovations. So if you don’t have to make major changes to your bathroom, it might be best to stick with renovation projects because they are less labour-intensive and more affordable.
Do the Work Yourself
Labour costs can be one of the greatest contributing factors to your bathroom renovation’s expenses. So, if you are confident with your skills, you can try doing some of the work by yourself. You can tackle simple projects such as painting walls, tiling, replacing showerheads or faucets and adding accessories to your bathroom. Besides that, you can also try installing light fixtures, bathroom furniture and creating a DIY bathroom organizer. Working on these projects will help you save money, plus you can also learn a lot through the process.
However, DIY bathroom renovations will only save you some money if you have the skills required to accomplish the project. Complicated projects that may involve changing plumbing lines and electrical wiring are best left to the professionals. There are technical aspects for these projects that may require a specific set of tools and proficient skills. So, don’t hesitate to hire the pros if it is a complex project to achieve the results you need.