If you’ve ever remodeled anything, you know that it can be extremely difficult to stay within a budget. There are always new problems that you discover along the way and you never quite know how long each step will take. Fortunately, you can minimize the number of surprises so long as you know how to prepare. That old saying about measuring twice and cutting once can be applied to a great number of tasks and you never want to find yourself with too little of anything – but you also don’t want to end up paying for far more than you needed. If you’re doing a little updating around the house, here are 5 tips for bathroom remodeling on a tight budget.
- Strong water pressure. There is nothing worse than a shower with low water pressure. Everyone has their preferred level of water pressure, but there’s nothing you can do about it if it doesn’t exist. Be sure to maximize the water pressure as much as you can and then find the shower head that you prefer at Bathtubs Plus. You can find a wide range of shower heads with adjustable filters if you like to have options.
- If you live in California, you know just how little water we have left to waste, but no matter where you live, wasted water means wasted money. These days, many toilets are fitted with two separate buttons, one of them uses a lot less water. There’s flusher number one and flusher number two. I’ll let you do the math.
- These days marble and granite are a very popular option for bathroom and kitchen countertops, but they are expensive. You can install coriander countertops for an option that is beautiful, durable, and comes in a vast array of colors and patterns. They may not have that same wonderful texture, but they’re also not as sensitive or corrosive. So, in a way they’re a lot more durable than marble countertops, which are very sensitive to corrosive liquids such as toothpaste, mouthwash, hair products and other commonly used toiletries.
- If you are adding hardwood cabinets to your bathroom design, you can buy a great many types of fine wood panels that are only about 1/16th of an inch thick. The front side is a nice polished, stained wood, and the back side has a sticky finish. You can build the rest of the cabinets with particle board and then seamlessly stick the fine wood panels on top for a completely natural look.
- As with the cabinets, the thinner your flooring, the cheaper it is. The beauty of it is that there’s no way of telling how thick your tiles are. You can also go with vinyl tiles, which are cheap and easy to replace if they begin to crack or peel backward. These are bit thicker and more attractive than linoleum flooring. But if you are really strapped for cash, there’s nothing cheaper than linoleum flooring.