Budget Bath Remodeling
Deciding on when and what to fix when you’re thinking about a remodel usually comes down to one major factor: cost. Redesigns and remodels can get pricey fast, but there are still ways to get the look and features you’re after on a budget of any size.
Hiring a professional is always a good place to spend a little extra. You’re not only paying for the labor, but also for the experience and expertise, and thus the efficiency of a seasoned pro. There are also industry discounts available to professionals, where they can get products that aren’t available to the average consumer and materials for much less.
Choosing a look that isn’t overly trendy is usually the best bet. The latest styles and designs will come at more of a premium and will look dated much quicker. If you are investing time and money into a renovation, you want to love it a few years on as well.
Pro tip: Don’t be fooled into thinking all your appliances and hardware need to be from the same company or line. As long as they are the same metal or finish, they will look cohesive.
Another budget savvy tip is to use mirrors to create the illusion of space. High end-designs almost always offer multiple lighting options, so consider spreading out lighting as opposed to choosing just one location.
One place to splurge: the showerhead. In addition to being one of the more functional aspects of any bathroom, it’s also something that stands out and people notice. Another little luxury is radiant heating in the floor. This is a surprisingly affordable add-on and really makes a small space like a bathroom seem like a spa.