Though it’s smaller than most rooms in your home, bathroom renovations tend to be pricier. Even if you’re remodeling with the help of a bathroom renovation company, you should do some of the legwork yourself. Here are some cost-saving measures to incorporate into your budget:

Replace Old Bathroom Fixtures

Remodel bathroom shower

Image sourced from American Standard

It’s expensive to completely replace immovable items of your bathroom like a sink or tub. Instead, swap out components or fixtures like shower curtains, heads or sink handles with new ones. It’ll modernize and remodel your bathroom on a budget, without overhauling it from top to bottom.

Paint a Bathroom Facelift

One of the most affordable ways to give your bathroom a facelift is a fresh paint job. Seal off all fixtures and furniture – it’s harder than it looks in a tight space. To avoid moisture-related problems with mould and mildew, opt for high-quality paint with a satin finish.

Repurpose Bathroom Accessories

As long as you’re smart about it, buying used or “upcycled” bathroom items can save you a ton of money. Websites like Craigslist, Kijiji or Etsy have listings specific to fixtures, vanities, showerheads, etc. Before purchasing, ask to inspect the item first for any cracks or flaws.

Install Do-It-Yourself Countertops

If you’d rather not splurge on granite or marble countertops, you can get creative by repurposing old furniture, like dressers or tables, as a sink pedestal. Simply cut holes in the furniture to allow for plumbing and a sink insert. Voila, a vintage-inspired sink!

Tile Design on a Budget

If you’ve found the tile design of your dreams but it’s too costly, you can use it as an occasional accent among a more basic tile. The cheaper tiles will make the artistic tiles pop, and it’ll add a subtlety to your renovation design. Adhesive tiles are much easier to install.

Bahroom remodelling budget

Image sourced from American Standard

Brighten up the Bathroom with Accent Pieces

Accent pieces are a great way to renovate your bathroom on a budget, without the headache of removing and installing infrastructure. A bathroom-friendly rug, a new toilet seat, flowerpots, candle stands or other decorations can add personality to any bathroom.

Decorate Using Household Items

If you’re especially crafty or recently jumped on the DIY bandwagon, you can find practical uses for household items you probably otherwise would’ve discarded. For example, a PVC pipe or an old cake dish, refurbished to match your bathroom’s design, can make for creative storage on your countertop or in your bathroom closet.

Replace the Caulk and Grout

An easy way to remodel your bathroom on a budget is to replace the grimy caulk around your tub and sink, and grout between your tiles. To do so, you need replacement grout, sealant, a grout saw and a caulking gun. Or you can thoroughly clean the grout or dye it to freshen it up.

Install Eco-Friendly Toilets

As toilet usage represents 30% of your home’s water usage, high-efficiency and dual-flush toilets reduce your output significantly. Water-efficient sinks and showerheads will also help you to converse water and save money on your water bills.


Image sourced from American Standard

Get Creative with Your Lighting

Instead of overhauling the electrical system, you can add subtle lighting accents to help brighten up your bathroom. The infusion of candles and standing lamps are a great alternative. An old candleholder can make for a cost-effective, creative wall scone.

Ready to remodel your bathroom on a budget? Find an Ultimate Bath Systems location near you. For an affordable price, we can transform your bathroom in as little as one day!

Next Post