The word remodeling often sends homeowners into hysterics because they understand better than anyone the serious costs associated with a bathroom remodel. Things can be significantly more expensive than your budget allows for, and if you have absolutely no wiggle room in your budget, you may be forced to stop you remodeling in the middle as you ran out of funding. One reasonable alternative to this ever present worst case scenario is to simply choose bathroom remodeling projects that can be completed even when money is tight. To help you choose, here are the top three budget-friendly bathroom remodeling projects (or bathroom vanity ideas) that homeowners choose!
1. The Vanity/Sink Makeover
Every bathroom needs a grand focal point and for many homeowners, it happens to be the vanity and the sink combo. Unfortunately, if your vanity is starting to look dated, it should be the next remodeling project you taken on! If your vanity still has good bones and is usable, change the hardware and give it a fresh coat of paint. You don’t feel like painting? You can also transform your vanity by sewing a small set of curtains that can hide the body.
Don’t forget how important adding a new sink can be, but to save money, you may wish to purchase a used sink. Lastly, you need new countertops, but when quartz and granite are out of the question, try opting for good quality laminate or butcher block for an organic look.
2. Salvage Tiles And Change Grout
Most bathrooms have a great deal of tiling throughout and you know how expensive it can be to replace tiles in their entirety. One way you can freshen up your tiles is to clean out the old grout and apply fresh grout. For light colored tiles, you may want dark colored grout for a modern look and don’t forget to seal it all in for cleanability.
3. A Complete Wall Makeover
With enough use, your walls can start to show wear and tear. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color can make a world of difference! However, for a cozy cottage modern look, try wallpaper as it takes very little effort to install but can make a big impact.
If you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, make sure you choose a project you can complete within your budget (check out other bathroom ideas available online for more tips). A Complete overhaul may seem like a solid idea, but it can also force you to recognize your money troubles.