After years of hard work, there comes a time when your bathroom just needs a little bit of a makeover. In fact, it often needs a full renovation to make it feel sparkling clean and new. But in a lot of cases homeowners cannot afford the cost of remodeling their entire bathroom in one shot. Between flooring, walls, new fixtures, new storage, and more, the cost can just be two high to handle all at once. However, there may be other ways to have your bathroom remodeled even on a tight budget.
One great idea that will help you remodel your bathroom on a budget is to work in stages. We discussed this in an earlier post about remodeling your kitchen on a budget. For example, you may want to make stage one the new flooring and walls, and do that at the beginning of the year. Then, at the end of the year you can do phase two, the new toilet and shower. Mention this to your Sacramento bathroom remodeling contractor when they first come to your house, and they will be happy to give you advice. But the best piece of advice you can get is to plan everything out in the beginning. The reason for this is that you may be able to save money by grouping parts of the remodeling job that are related to each other. Let’s say you want to rip tiles off the wall in phase one. While your contractor is doing this demolition, they can also redo your electrical work even though you may not need to use the new electrical work until phase two. However, doing it in phase one will save you from having to do the demolition work again.
Check out the video below to learn more about remodeling your bathroom on a budget:
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SACRAMENTO BATHROOM REMODELING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Bathroom Remodeling Ideas on a Budget
NARRATION: Smart planning made this dream bathroom a reality for a family with some storage issues. This is where the project started. A bathroom that was definitely outdated, and just didn’t have enough storage space. The money wasn’t there for one major makeover, so with some strategic prioritizing, the project was split into two stages. On the wish list, a more modern look, more storage, and improved energy efficiency. Here’s how they did it.
Topping the to-do list for stage one, putting in a high efficiency toilet and a new tub. Since that meant demolition, it was the logical time to replace the old window, to add new tile on the floor, and in the surround. The field tile is an inexpensive but contemporary subway style, accented with a strip of beautiful but more expensive glass mosaic. By using the mosaic sparingly, they made a big impact and saved some money. They also demoed these walls to remove the old tile. And while the wall was open, made the electrical changes that were necessary for the updates in stage two. And that’s an important tip. Even though you are doing a project in stages, plan it all at once. If you know what you want to do down the road, you can lay the foundation for it early on so you won’t blow your budget redoing expensive work like opening walls. The rest of the budget for this first stage went to a mini facelift. Fresh paint and new fixtures made the bathroom look and live a little better for awhile.
Stage two is about storage and style. The tile added in stage one now extends across the whole vanity wall. A new vanity, medicine cabinet, and vanity lights make this area bright, beautiful, and functional. To keep the vanity clear of clutter, there’s storage down below, along with these niches next to it. New clutter-busters are tucked into the linen closet, this simple spice rack is perfect for polishes and potions, and these inexpensive bins make great hidden hampers. The result of this do it in stages strategy, a stylish space with plenty of storage, all done in a manageable manner.
Tackling your own project, look for simple strategies and inspiring ideas.