Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

Though it is often one of the smallest rooms in the house, the bathroom can easily become one of the most expensive to renovate. A lot of considerations go into bathroom remodeling, but for many homeowners, the cost is the one that leads to the most concern. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep the cost of your bathroom remodeling project manageable. Here are some tips from JRP Design & Remodel to consider.

Make a Budget and a “Must Have” List
This may seem obvious, but this step is often neglected by homeowners who are eager to get busy on their remodeling project and can potentially lead to overly costly or even incomplete projects. Before you begin, make a plan. Decide how much you can realistically spend on remodeling your bathroom and then stick to that figure throughout the course of the project. Keep track of all your costs, and be sure to keep an eye on your budget as you progress through the project. Also, make a “must-have” list, so you know where you want to allocate large portions of the budget. With proper budget management, you can get everything you want out of your renovation without spending too much.

Choose One Expensive Piece
One easy way to keep costs down if the budget is tight is to choose one item for your bathroom that will act as the “centerpiece” for the room. If you splurge on one piece, you have more freedom to round out your bathroom remodeling project with more economical choices. JRP Design & Remodel can recommend a number of high-quality tubs, sinks, and shelving units that would make fantastic additions to your remodeling project. You can always choose to have more than one expensive piece if it is a “must-have” for your renovation, but be prepared to cut costs when renovating other areas of the room.

Get An Estimate
If you are planning on using a contractor such as JRP Design & Remodel to help you with your bathroom renovation, make sure to get an estimate. Be honest with your contractor about any budgetary issues; they can help you find budget-friendly alternatives and tailor the project to your budget without losing sight of your original vision in the process.

The Space Saver Mindset
If your budget is tight, adopting a space saver mindset would be beneficial since smaller items will be less expensive. Give some thought to where you can afford to save space because it could greatly reduce your cost. For example, you may want a roomy and luxurious bathtub, but feel that you can live with a much smaller sink. Or you may want a large vanity with two mirrors, but be perfectly happy with a small economy toilet. Think about what you want to get out of your new bathroom before committing to anything. If you want to avoid sacrificing the size of your fixtures, go back to your “must-have” list and re-prioritize.

Let Us Help
If you want to start or have already started your renovation project and it’s proving to be too daunting of a task, let us help and simplify the entire process! We offer free in-home consultations to help kick-start your project and our full-service design team can help bring your project dreams to life—all while making sure that everything fits your budget. Visit us in our showroom and let us show you our wide variety of cabinetry, fixtures, finishes, and more!
With a little planning and some help from JRP Design & Remodel, you can get everything you want out of your bathroom remodeling project without breaking the bank.

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