Operating under budget constraints is never fun. Attempting to make a home improvement project happen adds even more stress to the process. Sticker shock can be enough to make anyone’s wallet shrink back in fear. We’ve put together more tips on how to proceed with remodeling your bathroom when you don’t have limitless financial resources at your disposal.
Replace the Old Sink Faucet with a Newer One
This suggestion may seem like a self-evident one. But you’d be surprised how many homeowners, especially older ones, are going to be stubborn about it. That’s because they aren’t willing to spend money on sufficient upkeep. However, that only invites more troublesome repairs that will take longer and cost more. As such, head this scenario off by replacing the old sink faucet. Put a newer model in its place. Besides, you can keep the countertop or vanity intact.
Add a Prefab Shower
Changing the configuration of the shower setup inside the bathroom is challenging. It could also drive project costs up. That’s why you should consider adding a prefabricated shower instead. A brand new shower built from raw materials by a pro will be enormously costly. A poly shower pan is quicker, easier, and saves money, too.
Take Out the Existing Toilet
Another idea that sounds odd at first is to remove the toilet that is already there. What would be the point? You can pull this off; you need to be physically capable of disconnecting the toilet and then moving it out of your bathroom. There aren’t very many waterline hookups that complicate the process. The most difficult part will, again, be moving the new toilet into place. That means you’ll most likely need a hand truck or an incredibly strong friend.
Start Painting Parts of the Bathroom
Unlike the task of moving fixtures around, painting your bathroom is relatively easy. There’s not much wall space you need to paint. After all, most available wall space is already occupied by other features such as mirrors, tiles, showers, and bathtubs. Many people consider interior painting a tedious and time-consuming waste of effort. But we’re to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way!
Don’t Move the Plumbing Lines
The common expectation about remodeling is that it needs to be dramatic to count. Not always, because that is a misconception. In this case, moving the plumbing lines would be a mistake. With that in mind, moving water supply and drainage lines increase costs enormously.
Out with the Old, In with the New: How Can We Help You?
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