- How to have big savings when remodeling your bathroom? Rather than completely replacing, try refinishing existing items (bathtub, sink, shower or tile). Refinishing will only cost you a tiny fraction compared to the cost of replacing. This way your bathroom won't be unusable for a long time and you'll avoid the big mess that comes with renovation. And that's one less tub garbage in the landfill.
- Don't want to skyrocket your budget? Don't move or reposition your plumbing. It may seem easier to switch your sink and toilets around, but the major concern with these ideas is really the costs that will be involved with moving existing plumbing. Beside, the money you will save on moving fixture can be used to spend on that great shower system you've had your eyes on for weeks..
- Be totally honest with your DIY skills. Assess which projects you can do yourself, and which ones are better handed to the pros. You could save yourself from problems in the long run and a ton money to pay for repairs because the job you did wasn't done how it's supposed to be. To find a great contractor - seek referrals and ask for honest feedbacks from family and friends, neighbors, or co-workers who just recently had a remodeling work done.
- Some of the most updated upgrades in a bathroom are sometimes the cheapest as well. Basically, changing the hardware (drawers, showerheads, faucets) can give a big impact. Be sure to use the same finish to keep the room looking cohesive.
- Never disregard the importance of your bathroom's lighting. Sconce lighting at the vanity is the ideal way to get even lighting on your face, and installing it at eye level will help diminish unflattering shadows. Dim lighting is perfect for a relaxing bath; bright lights are great for applying makeup or shaving. And adding more overall lighting can make your bathroom appear bigger.
- Ventilation - and yes - ventilation. Your bathroom's biggest enemy is moisture so make sure you provide proper ventilation to your bathroom. The basic guide is one CFM per square foot (for bathrooms of a hundred square feet or smaller). New designs are now less noisy and more stylish than the old ones, and they are well considered a "must-have" for any bathroom remodeling.
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