Remodeling your bathroom can make an old space seem fresh and modern. But if money is tight, you may be concerned about pulling off a remodeling project. Fortunately, a bathroom is small, which helps to keep your budget in check. And there are many things you can do to help save money in the bathroom. Here are a few tips to help make your bathroom remodeling budget stretch:
Sand and Stain Cabinetry
If you are looking to update the look of your bathroom, you may be looking to get rid of your existing cabinets and install new ones. But this can be costly. As long as the cabinetry doesn't have holes, gouges or warping, it can typically be sanded and then stained or repainted. This allows you to change the color of the cabinetry to an updated color, all for a fraction of the cost of buying new cabinets. Adding new knobs or hardware can further enhance the look, just make sure the hardware color matches the color of your fixtures.
Reuse Bathroom Fixtures
Another way to make your remodeling dollars stretch further is to reuse bathroom fixtures. Many people do not realize that you can reuse your bathtub or sink. Both can be reglazed to give them a like new appearance that is free of stains and scratches. And then you can install new faucets, completely changing the look of the fixture. Bathroom fixtures can be expensive. As long as yours still work and do not have major damage to them, reglazing them and selecting new hardware can save you a significant amount of money.
Tile Over Your Existing Flooring
The last way that you can save money during a bathroom remodel is to re-tile over your existing flooring. If you have laminate, linoleum or even certain types of tile, those items can typically be tiled right over, helping to save you the expense of pulling out the old flooring. Talk with a flooring expert to learn whether this can be done in your space and which flooring options can be used to tile over different types of floors. Pulling out an old floor increases your labor costs, so not having to do it can save you in this department.
Giving your cabinetry a face-lift, reusing bathroom fixture and tiling over your existing floors can help you change the look of your bathroom without spending a lot of money. This leaves you money to install new hardware, new countertops, and paint, which can completely transform the look of your old bathroom.
Contact a company like Four Seasons Home Products for more information and assistance.