When it comes to your home and you need to choose one area to remodel, it is usually either going to be the bathroom or the kitchen. Typically speaking, the less funds you have, the more likely it is that you'll go with the bathroom renovation. Not everyone has the luxury of an endless supply of funds for a bathroom remodel.
If you are on a limited budget, it is possible to still create a magnificent bathroom in terms of appearances and function. Here are a few tips of making your tight budget work with your bathroom remodel:
1. Install Low-Flow, Energy-Efficient Fixtures
You can focus on installing low-flow faucets and showerheads. These are pretty inexpensive, so they will save you money upfront. At the same time, they'll save you money throughout the year sicne they use less water. You could also replace your toilet with a low-flow model, which uses half the water each flush, but it is a bit more expensive than the other fixtures.
2. Opt for Inexpensive Chrome Fixtures
Chrome is among the least expensive finishes for fixtures. It is also the most versatile, which makes it easy to pair with virtually any décor, cabinetry, etc.
3. Consider Focusing on a Single Area of the Bathroom
In other words, maybe you should just replace the bathtub or add in a standing corner shower. This is enough of a new appearance to make you somewhat happy while also allowing you to stick to your budget. Once you have some more money saved up, you can head to the sink and vanity or another section of the space.
4. Make Sure to Shop Around for the Best Prices
Don't jump at the first thing you see. When you've decided what you're doing, make sure to shop around for the items that you need. You may find it pretty cheap at once place, but a place across town has it for $10 cheaper. While that may not sound like a lot right at first, it will add up if you saved $10 on every item that you purchased, which is great since you are on a strict budget.
5. Work with a Professional Contractor
Rather than trying to do the whole mess yourself, such as the plumbing, let a professional come in and help you design, plan and install. This helps to ensure that you get all the right fixtures and accessories that you need while also making certain that it is all installed correctly the first time, thereby saving you money in the long run if you were to mess up.
The experts here at P&D Mechanical are happy to help with your bathroom or kitchen remodel in Minneapolis, Maple Grove, or Plymouth, Minnesota. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you.
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