20 Bathroom Remodel Tips And Tricks That Won’t Cost You A Fortune

Whether you decide to hire a professional service or you want to put in a little DIY work, there are some things to consider and understand when starting a bathroom remodel You can’t do it carelessly because it may jeopardize the work itself

However, you don’t need to do any excessive work that may cost you too much As long as you are creative enough, you should be able to handle all the work quite easily Next, I’ll share the top 20 Bathroom Remodel Tips and Tricks that won’t cost you a Fortune by simphomecom 20 Tiling the Shower – Do It Like a Pro Just because you aren’t used to tiling the shower, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it

First, don’t rush things You need to have two tiles first for the bottom area Make sure that they have come with the right pattern – feel free to play with it until you get it the way you want it Turn the tiles, make them go downward, backward, or anything else until you come up with the right pattern Once you have found the ideal pattern, you can start from the bottom

Keep in mind that the bottom row is the most crucial section If the bottom row isn’t level then you will have a problem The most important thing in a bathroom remodel is to take it slowly and carefully Once the tiles are set, let it rest overnight or for a few nights Rushing things won’t help at all – trust me

For more technical detail, check link inside description area 19 Use the Wainscot to Cover For starters, it is basically a pre-fab board extending up to 48 inches high to cover any minor holes or dings in the wall The principle of using the wainscot is to cover or resurface instead of replacing it Of course, you also need to use your logic when doing this

If your wall is already filled with mildew or mold, you will HAVE TO replace it because covering it up will only make it worst You can get creative with the color though Yes, it is okay to combine two different colors or hues within the same room If you have incorporated a single uniform color, this bathroom remodel will give you the best chance to change the existing design and style 18

Used Items Are Okay Scour sites like eBay and Craigslist or head over to the nearest Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which specifically sells home necessities such as doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs Another great place to look for upcycled bathroom accessories is Etsy You’re only limited by your imagination You can easily find upcycled bathroom accessories on Etsy by searching with keywords like “bathroom” or “upcycled” 17

Don’t Move the Plumbing Leave the plumbing intact and only change the surface items Unless you are super loaded, moving the drainage or the water supply will be super expensive It would be best to focus on installing new shower tiles instead of moving the shower Or it would be okay to replace the cabinets and sink instead of moving the sink to another spot If you still want to move the plumbing, just be ready with an expanded budget

16 DIY Plumbing Work Another possible method of doing an inexpensive bathroom remodel work is to do a DIY plumbing project on your own You probably have heard about PEX plumbing, which allows even homeowners to manage their own plumbing work With this system, moving the drain lines or the sink supply will be possible although it will still be impossible to move the sewer line Instead of dealing with galvanized pipes or soldering copper pipes, you can easily use PEX pipes and SharkBite fits with their easy push-in mechanism

Try it and see how it works for you 15 Countertops Considerations First of all, choose unique colors – not light beige, brown, or tan These colors are popular so they will likely be pricier compared with other colors Second, choose granite countertops with imperfections

The more imperfections there are, the cheaper they will be If the imperfection is located where the sink or faucets will be then you or anyone else won’t see it anyway! 14 Focus on Grout and Caulk Grout and caulk may be simple and (seemingly) unimportant But when you can focus on such small details, you can probably save some of your remodeling budget for something else They only cost a few dollars anyway

If you don’t believe me, include this work in your bathroom remodel plan and you will be surprised to see the difference 13 Redo instead of Buying New Have you ever thought about relining your old shower or bathtub? Surprisingly, it isn’t as expensive as buying the new item One of the biggest concerns in the bathroom remodel is the cost Well, relining them will definitely reduce your overall spending

Let’s say you do have some vintage bathroom fixtures or an old tub you don’t want to get rid of The good news? You can refinish them yourself if they’re made of porcelain, cast iron, or fiberglass That said, it takes time and some investment A basic DIY refinishing kit will run you $150, but you’ll also need additional supplies such as a sander, a spray gun, face masks, paint brushes, etc You can see a good, basic tutorial for DIY refinishing at HGTV

12 Be Your Own Designer Yes, try designing everything on your own without moving or changing the main plumbing lines Doing superficial work can transform the look and ambiance of the bathroom – something that most homeowners can do Not to mention that there are tons of designing apps that can be used to help you with the process Type “home design” into Google play store’s search bar and you’ll get tons of options

11 Be Careful when Hiring a Contractor If you finally decide to hire a contractor that will help you with your bathroom remodel project, be sure to do extensive research Before rushing in to make a decision, it is best to do it carefully First of all, have your own design and then talk it out with them If they can give free insight and some professional advice, they are good candidates

Second, supply your own material – it would be cheaper Third, think about the deadlines Not having a bathroom (provided that you have extra) can be stressful – let alone if you only have one bathroom 10 Try Fiverr If you are looking for a third-party service that can save you a lot of money, go to Fiverr and look around for the cheap bathroom design proposal

You’ll be surprised to find tons of creative 3d Bathroom designers to choose from that won’t hurt your wallet The more stars they have, the better 9 $300 Master Bathroom Remodel Would you believe it if I said that you could do a bathroom remodel for less than $300? The basic idea is to keep the crucial one, remove the unimportant one, and update the existing one Remodeling the bathroom doesn’t have to be costly

Sometimes, changing the color of the wall, repainting the vanities, and changing the hardware is enough 8 Budget Bathroom remodel for $265 For instance, let’s say that your previous color was white and you decide to change it blue now It can create an immediate outcome Don’t forget that details can affect too

For instance, the front side of the bathtub was plain but once you add moldings to it, it looks different now Let’s say that your mirror was previously frameless If you add wooden frame now and match it with the existing paint color, you will create a different atmosphere to the room 7 Vintage Rustic Industrial Bathroom Reveal under $200 One thing that most homeowners often miss when doing their bathroom remodel is the hardware

In reality, changing the hardware alone (without changing the overall look of the house) will create an instant change There are different types of hardware out there, but here is an idea: choose the rustic vintage industrial type to make your bathroom look smashing – and they won’t be costly either 6 How to makeover your bathroom for under $100 If you want to improve your bathroom, there are several simple (and inexpensive) things to do, such as: Upgrade the lighting Changing the lighting fixture can seriously help

Remember, you are changing the device not the lines Repaint the cabinets along with the hardware It doesn’t have to be matching all the times – sometimes making them contrast will create a stunning effect Add extra shelves Extra shelving won’t only help with storage but also with visual design

Add small details Add frames to the mirror Update with a DIY towel bar or towel ring Adding small items will change the look of the bathroom, but don’t overdo it The simpler the update, the better

5 5 Panel Door from a flat hollow core for Less than $20 In more than one case, the process doesn’t take more than a day and once you did it you will have – a door that is less boring and plain Most homeowners fail on this, thinking that they need to focus on what’s INSIDE the bathroom and forget the door But changing the door will also create a different effect 4

Consider En-suite style bathroom idea For instance, the bulky and heavy items (like bathtub and shower) should be placed the farthest from the entrance It will create a roomier effect Don’t forget about room natural flow – from the heavier to the lighter Let’s say that you place the bathtub at the end, followed by the cabinets, the toilet, and the sink Or you can also try this: the bathtub, the cabinets with the sink, and the toilet

It creates a movement – a stylish flow from which everyone can benefit 3 Cleaning the Grout In the last step of doing the bathroom remodel, we talk about grout and caulk But cleaning and refreshing its look can be easy Try a brush with stiff bristle and plain warm water

Brush it with a circular motion and let it dry If that doesn’t work, try baking soda and water If you want to add cleaning strength, spray vinegar so the grout will be cleaner Mix the vinegar with water so it won’t be too acidic and strong Once you spray the vinegar, let it sit for a while

Then scrub it off with the brush The vinegar should be strong enough to clean the grout 2 Simply paint your countertop and sink Did you know that there are inexpensive paints that you can use to help you change the look of the bathroom? By repainting not only the wall but also the vanities, you will create a fresher look with a new hue Before we get to number 1, press subscribe button if this channel is new to you and bell icon beside it

This way you'll be notified of our new videos every time I publish them 1 How to Repaint Correctly If you want to go down this path, make sure that you have chosen the right palette – and you are sure that it will create the desired effect that you want Once you choose the color, pick the finish, and get planning, you can start by clearing out the room These are the basic things to know about when repainting a room

Find out more details inside the description area All in all, transforming and refreshing your bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult As long as you know the steps, planning and executing your goal is not only executable but the process can also be fun too! That’s it for now, since you’re still watching, like this video before it ends or share it with anyone close to you in your social circle See you again later with “hopefully” better videos, and Thanks for watching

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