I feel like when you own a home, you end up completing one project after another. The renovations seem to never end, and there is an endless want or need for things to be updated. Unfortunately home renovations can be pretty costly, and the expenses can surely add up rather quickly. The good news is that there are ways to save, and I'm here today to share some of my bathroom remodel ideas on a budget with you. This is a partnered post, though all opinions are my own.
Before you get started on your bathroom remodel, you will want to start with a plan. If you do not have a plan, I can almost guarantee that you will end up spending far more you would like to. Sticking to a plan can help you stay on budget for your new bathroom project. For some inspiration, check out these before and after bathroom remodels under $5000. This article on 40 Cheap Bathroom Remodeling Ideas For Those On a Budget is another great resource to check out before you start planning. Here is a new bath Houston resource too, if you're looking for some professional help with your bathroom remodeling project.
How much will it cost to remodel a small bathroom?
Bathroom remodeling coast can vary greatly, and it depends on a lot of factors. If you plan to do it yourself, your costs will be much less than if you plan to hire a contractor to do all of the work for you. Re-purposing some of the current items in your bathroom can also help to reduce the cost of updating your bathroom. Bathroom remodels can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000, and in some cases even more, for a small bathroom.
Can I remodel a bathroom for $5000?
While bathroom remodels can cost less if you do a lot of the work yourself and re-use some of the current major items in your bathroom,redoing a bathroom for $5,000 or less is an impractical expectation if you plan to hire a contractor. BUT, I have some great news for you, because there are some ways that you can save some cash, if you implement some of the tips I have outlined below.
Bathroom remodel ideas on a budget
Paint - Fresh paint and even just a change in color can really breathe life into your bathroom, and freshen things up. Once you add fresh pain, you may find that your bathroom doesn't really need as much work to look better than you thought it might.
Re-purpose - Some things can be updated without having to be replaced. For instance, old vanities can be repainted to completely change the look or style. You would be surprised at the ways that you can save by re-purposing things. Check out Pinterest for inspirational ideas!
Purchase second hand items - You would be surprised at the things that people get rid of, that are in great condition! You can even find things that are practically new! Look around on rummage sites to see what you can find!
Ditch or limit tile - Tile is a costly material, so if you're working with a budget, I highly recommend considering an option that isn't tile. When installing tile, there are many other expenses including the base that you will need to lay the tile on, mortar, grout, and other things. Hiring a professional to lay tile is costly because it is a big job.
Reconsider the vanity - Sinks, vanities and counter tops are costly expenses, so think frugally if you are on a budget. Skip the double sink and a large vanity, and opt for a smaller single sink option instead. You will save a lot of money going this route.