It’s one of homeowners’ biggest fears.
It plagues almost every renovation project.
It’s the budget buster.
When it comes down to saving money on bathroom remodel projects, it’s important to follow these two rules:
- Make a plan.
- Know where to save.
Remodeling rules to live by
You can avoid spending a fortune on bathroom remodeling with these tips:
- Plumbing. Sometimes a bathroom remodel involves changing the plumbing around, but this task really drives the cost of the project up. You can save money on the remodel by keeping the plumbing fixtures, such as the toilet, tub and sink, in the same place. Need help with a pipe replacement to take care of rusted or corroded pipes, or clogs? Work with professionals like The Pink Plumber before the remodel starts, as this is the ideal time to tear down walls and floors to get at the pipes. With new pipes in place, you can be confident that your water is clean and safe—and you can say goodbye to clogs and slow-draining water.
- Fixtures. Replacing old showerheads and faucet aerators with new energy-saving ones can significantly cut your household’s water consumption.
- Hardware. Give your bathroom an overhaul by swapping out towel racks, toilet paper holders and door handles. This project alone can cost a mere tens of dollars but drastically change the look of the bathroom, making it a money-saving project.
- Sweat equity. Hiring out all the work quickly makes the project cost skyrocket. Save where you can by putting in a little sweat equity. Yes, this means you have to do some of the work yourself, but it’s the easy work—like painting, demolition, sanding or clean up. Hiring yourself out to perform these menial tasks means saving on the back end of your bathroom remodel.
- Choose a wow factor. Fabulous tiles or custom-made countertops cost more but can bring a unique flair to your bathroom. Know where to invest your money to get the most bang for your buck, and then choose other materials for their durability, quality and lower cost.
- Toilets. Old toilets are water hogs, with some consuming as much as 6 gallons per flush. Compared to the energy-saving new toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush—or less–swapping out your toilet is an money-saving move.
If you’d like advice about saving money on bathroom remodel projects or you’d like to ask a question about your home water heating, contact your local plumbing experts. For answers to your questions, contact The Pink Plumber today.
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