Nothing would please us more than being able to spend a great deal of money on a high-end luxury spa, to rest and relax from all the responsibilities that daily life usually offers. But the fact of the matter is that the majority of us really can’t afford to do so. But there is some good news: high expenditure isn’t necessary to give your bathroom the capacity to deliver close to the same experience. There are a multitude of ways to give it the upgrade that it deserves without breaking the bank.
The best part is that this home improvement project does more than deliver comfort and convenience. It also adds a tremendous amount of value to your home. When the situation calls for it or when the time does come to sell your property, there’s a big possibility that you’ll recover more than the entire investment.
Impose tile restrictions
Tiles can become particularly expensive when used in large quantities, especially when you consider the service and labour costs of hiring a contractor to have it done. Taking that into consideration, you don’t necessarily need to avoid using tiles completely. By limiting and restricting the amount to key areas such as the floor, you’ll be saving a great deal of money. More importantly, it can actually make the project achievable even under a tight budget.
Update the fittings and fixtures
Bathroom fittings and fixtures are generally a small investment that can make a big difference to how the area looks and functions. With that being said, it’s important not to skimp on these elements. You don’t need to buy substandard variants to save, but simply do some research and compare the options and costs. The lights, taps, and even shower wall panels are all relatively inexpensive to begin with after all and can do wonders for improving the area, and it shouldn’t be too difficult to procure them at a reasonable price.
Refurbish and repurpose instead of buying new
As easy as it sounds to just simply buy everything brand new, it can also come with a hefty price tag that can do more than just put a dent in your bank account. While buying certain items can be a better investment in certain situations, most of the time it’s better to refurbish or repurpose existing items, furniture and hardware that you may already have. An old plumbing pipe can be repurposed to serve as a nice, industrial-looking towel rack for example. But take note that while these kinds of projects can be done on your own, some may still necessitate the need of a specialist in order to get the best results.
Cost often prevents us from doing what needs to be done. The same goes with upgrading the bathroom. However, there are ways to cut the costs and reduce the amount of money spent. With these ideas, you should be on your way to improving your bathroom at a price you can afford and live with.