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So, you’re ready to redo your bathroom, but you want to do it on a budget. It’s starting to look a bit old and worn, and you’re wondering how you’re going to make it beautiful with the limited funds available to you -worry no more. Although you can spend thousands of dollars on beautifying your bathroom, it really isn’t necessary.
There are so many ways that you can spend way more than the average $10,500 bathroom remodeling budget and still come out with something very pretty and polished at the end. Here are some of those ideas:
Refinish Your Tiles
If you’ve fallen out of love with your tiles because they’ve gotten old, worn, chipped and dirty, or if the color is a little dated, you could spend a lot of money removing them and replacing them, or you could be smart and hire a tile refinishing company instead. By doing the latter you will save as much as ¾ of the cost of replacing your tiles, but the results will be pretty much exactly the same. I know what I’d do.
If you just have to have those perfect granite countertops as part of the decor in your soon to be beautiful bathroom, but realistically you know that it’s a bit out of your budget, embrace imperfections. If you buy stone countertops that are less than perfect, they will be cheaper, and you can often find a good way of hiding the flaws or making a feature out of them, depending on your preferences.
While we’re on the subject of stone countertops, if you go for a less popular color, you can also save money, so instead of those browns, creams and whites, find a way of adding less neutral colors to your room.
A Lick of Paint
If you’re on a very tight budget, then painting your bathroom is certainly the cheapest way to freshen up and beautify it. To get a pretty modern look, go for pastel colors like cotton candy pink or ice cream blue, which is a bit different to the usual neutral colors of the average bathroom, and take your time so that you get the finish just right. It’s amazing how much prettier a fresh coat of paint can make any room, and the bathroom is no exception.
Buy New Fixtures
The fixtures might make up a small part of the bathroom, but as they say, the devil is in the detail. That means that switching out your old faucets, shelves, towel racks, door handles, lighting, etc., can make a huge difference for very little money. Go for gold, silver or even jeweled versions to ensure that you get the maximum beauty for your buck.
Out with the Old
If you want to get really cheap, as in free, take some time going through all of the stuff you have in your bathroom, removing anything that isn’t beautiful or necessary. You can then replace it or simply leave it out for a prettier, more streamlined bathroom.
Beautifying your bathroom on a budget can be a challenge, but it is very doable if you’re willing to make compromises in a few key areas.