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Renovating the Bathroom on a Budget

Renovating the Bathroom on a Budget

Bathroom on a budget

So your bathroom needs a renovation but you your budget doesn’t permit it. Don’t worry. You needn’t spend too much renovating your bathroom if you do it right. Stick to these tips, and you can renovate on a budget.

Bathroom on a budget

So your bathroom needs a renovation but you your budget doesn’t permit it. Don’t worry. You needn’t spend too much renovating your bathroom if you do it right. Stick to these tips, and you can renovate on a budget.

1. Make an assessment

You have to assess what has to be done as sometimes, just replacing bathroom accessories Sydney, painting walls and putting up new mirrors, towel rails and shelves can make a whole new difference to your bathroom. Instead of retiling, you could perhaps place overlays over existing tiles and save on costs. The more changes made, the more expensive the renovation.

2. Old is gold

It’s better avoiding changing structural work or plumbing as they are expensive to change. It’s more practical sticking to the original layout, unless moving the toilet or shower proves to be a cheaper option.

3. Reuse

Try to reuse, and not replace working fixtures or fittings. It’s cheaper replacing old taps and re-enamelling old bathtubs instead of buying a new bathtub. In case you have to buy a new bathtub, you could try selling the old one as the money it generates will help with your renovation.

4. Look for materials

If you have the time, you can save money shopping around for the necessary materials, fittings and fixtures. But do it after your homework so that you know what to look for. There’s no point in buying a tub with a centre waste to replace one with a waste at one end as its more difficult installing it.

Similarly do consider if the toilet has an S or P trap while replacing it. Choose paints which are suitable for bathroom use and is resistant to moisture and if you are buying your supplies, make sure everything is ready while building to prevent delays.

5. DIY

You can save on labour costs by doing some of the work yourself like removing or laying new tiles and painting. However leave any plumbing, electrical and waterproofing work to the professionals lest you end up doing more harm than good doing it yourself!

These 5 tips prove helpful at renovating your bathroom on a budget. If you do your research right, and if you are ready to get your hands dirty, you can save quite a lot and stick to your budget while renovating your bathroom!

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