If you are one of the many homeowners who would like to do more with the bathroom in your home, but find yourself limited on the funds it takes to undertake a remodeling project, you’ll be happy to know that there are ways to remodel your bathroom; even when you’re working with a tight budget.
Here’s a few decorating ideas to help you get started on your way to creating a new and totally improved bathroom for your home.
With all professional decorating projects you’re going to need skilled labor. That’s not the only cost though – materials for building and decorating can cost more than you might have imagined.
This makes it even more important to plan each step of your project before one tile is removed or a hammer or nail are bought.
A big part of this planning process should be a wish-list, based on everything you’d love to have in your new bathroom. Once you’ve completed that list take it and compare it against all the absolute necessities that come in line with the budget for your redecorating project.
There are lots of online and offline home improvement magazines for you to scan through for ideas – don’t be afraid to adapt or modify another design or layout that appeals to you.
As you start shopping for materials and supplies try your best to determine which things can be added easily and which ones can’t. A good way to do this is to take care of the floor plan and any structural requirements before you do anything else.
Replacing a countertop is easy but if you’ve messed up the measurements or position for a sink or bath then things could get ugly very fast. Any major changes will mean spending major money – always remember that.
Bathroom Decorating Ideas That Save on Labor
One of the best ways to save on the labor costs associated with decorating your bathroom is to invest more of your own time, rather than the workers that get paid on an hourly rate.
There are things that you can do before and after the workers that can speed up their time in your home. For example, you can pull up the old flooring and remove the old fixtures so that all the grunt work is out of the way before the professionals get there.
Take the time to discuss with the contractor the things you are willing to take care of personally, and work out the details of the specifics so that there are no misunderstandings.
Make sure the agreement is a written contract and the cost of your work is deducted from their proposal. Verbal agreements might seem friendly but won’t stand up in court if that need were to arise.
Bathroom Decorating Ideas That Save on Material Costs
You don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve the expensive look that you’re aiming for. There are lots of substitutes for that expensive marble countertop, imported Italian fixture and hand-painted wall murals.
Window shop for the high priced models of tubs, sinks and toilets you want. Then look for the more affordable options that have an almost identical style. Remember the high ticket items will always have a competitor making a product that looks identical to it but at about 50% of the cost (if not less).
Rather than paying for one slab of marble, you can buy marble tiles. Handmade ceramic wall tiles can be used as accents and tile border instead of on an entire wall.