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5 Bathroom Renovation Ideas on a Budget

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A beautiful bathroom means expensive tiles and fixtures, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. You don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket to renovate your outdated bathroom.

It's not necessary to change every fixture and accessory in your bathroom to make it look like new. Renovate within your budget, and only spend a few hundred dollars with this helpful guide put together by the experts at Bricks+Agent.

Remodeling your bathroom can be one of the best renovations to add value for your property. This post shares some inexpensive ideas for remodeling beautiful bathrooms on budget. 

1. Limit the number of tiles

You don’t need to load your bathroom from ceiling to floor with tiles to make it look beautiful. Instead, cover half of the walls with tiles and paint the rest of the room. Also, shop around for imitation tiles to save money. Most hardware stores will stock them at affordable prices.

You can also consider using tiles in two horizontal strips and painting the rest of the walls. You can save a lot of money by using fewer tiles to decorate a bathroom.

 

2. Updating the fixtures

When shopping for new fixtures, visit local hardware stores like Bunnings. Generally, they tend to sell them at lower prices as they purchase stock in high volumes. Some fixtures may be out of your budget, but look for imitation materials and find ways to replicate an expensive looking bathroom.


3. Freshen caulk and grout

Caulk and grout are often overlooked while renovating, but they are important. Cleaning the grout and adding some straight lines of caulk around the tub can save you a lot of money and make a visible difference in your washroom. Caulk and grout are some inexpensive items to use for your budget bathrooms updates. 

 

4. Redo, don't buy new

Replacing all the items in your bathroom is going to add up quickly. Instead of replacing your bathroom tub, consider refinishing it professionally. However, it's better to replace the sink and shower as refinishing these items is more expensive than replacing them.

If you have some vintage style fixtures in your bathroom, it can cost you thousands of dollars to replace them. Consider refinishing them yourself by getting a DIY (Do it yourself) kit or hiring a trade professional.

 

5. Lighting fixtures

Bathrooms tend to be much smaller than the rest of the rooms, so they don’t need much lighting. Two to three light fixtures are sufficient enough to light up a bathroom. Installing fewer light fixtures will not only save you money in renovation costs but also help you save on your utility bills.

The tips given in this post are only a handful of tips for cheap bathrooms renovation. You can use plenty of other inexpensive ideas for remodelling of your washroom. Make sure you don’t compromise on the quality of materials while buying for the renovation of your bathroom. You can find good quality renovation materials at cheap rates on local hardware stores that sell at wholesale prices.

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. In 2006 he moved to Sydney lured by the offer of free rent for 10 months in a friend’s apartment. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.