inexpensive-bathroom-remodeling-ideasWe’d all love to have a spacious, spa-like bathroom where we can escape the hectic pace of the day. However, we don’t all have the budgets to spring for a high-end bathroom makeover.

If your family is on a tight budget and you’re looking for inexpensive bathroom remodeling ideas, here are a few tips to help you freshen up your space without breaking the bank.

One: Think Small

Sometimes small changes can make a big impact. Take a look at your light fixtures, you faucet, shower head, towel rack and cabinet hardware for a moment. Are they old? Dated?  Updating these little details can make a big impact on your bathroom without making a big dent in your wallet.

Two: Never Underestimate The Power Of Paint

One of the most inexpensive ways to give a bathroom a brand new feel is with a coat of paint. A new color might be enough to hold you over until you can sock away a little more money for the remodel you really want.

Be sure to use a high-quality, satin finish paint that resists mold growth. You also want to make sure you block off enough time to paint a bathroom. The room is small, but you need to be careful around your tub and shower, vanity, exhaust fan, etc. It can often take longer to paint a bathroom than other rooms in the home.

Three: Rethink Your Tile

New tile can instantly change the look and feel of a bathroom. However, tile costs can add up quickly in a bathroom remodel. If you are looking for inexpensive ways to update your tile, you’ll need to think about the areas where the tile will make the biggest splash. You might forego the tile on the floor to focus on the shower, for example, or you might choose to tile a horizontal strip around the perimeter and paint the rest.

Four: Make Smart Countertop Decisions

For years, granite countertops have been all the rage. While the space is much smaller than a kitchen, granite can still take a big chunk out of a tight remodeling budget.  If you or your spouse are set on stone counters, you can save money by considering non-neutral colors which are less popular than tans, browns and beiges, and therefore less expensive.  You can also save by looking into granite slabs with imperfections. These are typically deeply discounted and priced to move, and many times the “imperfections” can actually add a bit of character to a granite slab.

Five: Save Green By Thinking Green

Recycling and upcycling can be an inexpensive way to give your bathroom a facelift while lessening the environmental impact of your bathroom remodel.  Looking for new towel racks? Try some old plumbing pipes.  Need bathroom storage? Drill three tin cans into an old piece of plank and hang the plank on the wall.  Work with your designer to try to add some unique upcycled touches like these to help save money and add character.

Consider investing in low-flow toilets, shower heads and sinks. These will help you conserve water over time and save money on your water bill.  These features may cost a little more up-front, but the long-term cost savings give these fixtures the ability to pay for themselves over time.

You’ll never know just how far your budget will take you if you don’t take the time to ask a professional. If you’re looking for inexpensive bathroom remodeling ideas, contact the team at Legacy Remodeling in Pittsburgh today. We can help you choose features and fixtures that will update your bathroom while sticking to your budget.