How to Save on a Small Bathroom Remodel

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Remodeling your Atlanta home’s small bathroom can give you a chance to update the design, improve the layout, and change the feel of the space. While this room may be small, the price tag on an update for it can be costly. Fortunately, with the tips we’ve shared below, you can save money without having to sacrifice a beautiful space. In fact, you may find ideas that help make your bathroom look better than you could have ever imagined.

Tip #1 – Don’t Change the Location of Plumbing

Unless it’s absolutely necessary, we don’t recommend changing the location of plumbing fixtures during a bathroom remodel. Since this requires re-piping, it will necessitate a lot more labor, time, and money to be spent. You can save a lot of money by simply keeping your sink, toilet, and shower or bath where they are. Fortunately, you can change out the fixtures themselves to achieve an updated look that you enjoy.

Tip #2 – Refinish Your Bathtub

It can be expensive to have a tub replaced, especially if it has to be demolished to be removed from the house. To avoid this, we highly recommend having your bathtub reglazed or refinished. This will make it look like new again by removing rust spots, covering cracks, and getting rid of grime that can be impossible to wash off. In fact, when done properly, reglazing and refinishing can make it impossible to discern an old tub from a new one.

Tip #3 – Increase the Brightness to Open Up the Space

A small bathroom remodel provides the perfect opportunity to lighten up the space with different flooring and paint colors. In most bathrooms, light colors are best because they will make the area look bigger. Off-white or light gray colors are great options because they’re easy on the eyes and can match any decor. To further improve brightness, especially if you don’t have a large window, it can be beneficial to also change out lighting fixtures and add LED bulbs.

Tip #4 – Add a Mirror Frame Instead of Replacing the Mirror

If you have a large mirror without a frame, this can be an eyesore inside of your bathroom. However, it’s important to keep the mirror there to make the room look bigger. We recommend adding a frame to the mirror rather than replacing it to improve the style and give it a finished look. If the mirror is already damaged and has to be replaced, then consider going for two separate pieces instead of one large one to save cash.

Tip #5 – Choose the Right Countertop and Vanity

Choosing a nice countertop material for your small bathroom may not be as expensive as you anticipate. Since this piece will be small, the overall cost to cut and fabricate it will be much less than it would be in a bathroom. However, if you want to save money on a complete vanity, then buy one from a warehouse store. This can save you hundreds on your bathroom remodel while still achieving an updated look. Most pre-made vanities are far less expensive than those that are custom made.

Tip #6 – Find Overstock Materials

To save money on materials for your remodel, we recommend looking online or at home improvement stores around Atlanta for overstock items. Tiles, backsplash, and even flooring can be found for a fraction of the price and in brand new condition. If you’re willing to search you’ll be able to find materials that will cut down on your overall costs so you can stay within budget.

A Beautiful Bathroom Without a Huge Price Tag

Your small bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be something that blows your budget out of the water. By choosing affordable materials and updating rather than replacing, you can save a lot still achieve a gorgeous new look.  If you need help with your new project contact FD Remodeling for Atlanta remodeling services.


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