What Is the Most Affordable Way to Renovate a Bathroom?
Ready to upgrade or renovate your bathroom but not sure if you have money in the budget to do so? The average full bathroom remodel cost is around $10,000. Too much? We have a few ways you can follow through with a more affordable renovation while still getting what you want.
What Costs the Most in a Bathroom Remodel?
When planning a bath remodel, it is important to make a plan and break down the costs for everything you want to do. The total full bathroom remodel cost depends on a number of factors, including what kind of updates you want to make, how much the contractor fees will be, and how many new fixtures will need to be purchased and installed.
New fixtures will end up being the more expensive item on the list. For this reason, you want to do what you can to keep the plumbing and electrical configurations where they currently are and focus more on the cosmetics. This can save time and money during your remodel and cut your budget considerably.
Shop for Affordable Alternatives
If you like how trendy a certain tile is but then notice the higher price tag, consider alternatives that are more affordable and less expensive to install. If you don’t have a big budget to work with, you may even want to decide to tile the floor or walls instead of both. Also, when searching for alternatives, you will likely find something similar but at a more affordable price point.
Easy to Install Flooring
Another way to save costs is by choosing a more affordable flooring option. Engineered wood is a good option and has the appeal of real wooden flooring but is less susceptible to moisture. Laminate flooring is another option because it snaps into place easily, and the pricing ranges, on average, between $2 and $3 per square foot.
Focus on Smaller Details
A full bathroom remodel cost can prove astronomical for some if you don’t reign in your spending and make smart decisions during the remodeling process. Sometimes something as simple and affordable as paying closer attention to those smaller details can make a huge difference in the outcome of the remodel as well as the budget.
For example, replace the hardware, update the vanity, change out the countertop, and install new light fixtures. A granite or quartz countertop is cheaper than marble but still looks high-end. And light fixtures and new hardware don’t cost a lot but definitely go a long way to update the space.
As you can see, there are many things you can do to make your full bathroom remodel cost more accommodating for your particular budget while still updating the space and getting most of what you want.
For help planning your next bathroom remodel, contact us at Cardigan Kitchens and Baths. We can help find you affordable options that won’t break the bank.