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5 Important Tips to Achieve an Affordable Bathroom Renovation

Wednesday 25th March, 2020Return to Bathroom Blogs


Busting down walls and building a brand new bathroom on a budget can be challenging. While there’s nothing more relaxing than creating the ultimate sanctuary to enjoy your shower and relax, spending thousands of dollars on a bathroom reno if you’re tight for cash, may not be practical. However, there are ways you can still achieve the ultimate look without dishing out thousands of dollars. 

Achieve an Affordable Bathroom Renovation

Limit tiling

New tiles can totally transform a bathroom. With so many variations and styles, it can be exciting to choose the perfect fit for your brand new bathroom. While tiles can make a real difference in an outdated bathroom, they can also end up costing a fortune. If you decide to go with a contractor, tiling your whole bathroom with high-end products could end up costing your entire budget. To save money, focus on high-impact areas like the floor instead of the shower walls and vanity backsplash.     

Update the fixtures

Updating fixtures is a relatively small investment that can deliver some serious results. Items like light fixtures, faucets and drawer pulls may seem insignificant, but updating them can make a big difference in your bathroom renovation. With these fixtures, feel free to get creative, they don’t necessarily have to be bought from a home goods store. Use industrial piping as a towel rack or a rock as a drawer pull. Get creative and have fun with it. 

New fixtures can be incredibly expensive, especially if you’re going with more high end styles. Save money by purchasing them used instead at cour sites or charity shops, which often carry lightly-used bathroom accessories. Upcycled bathroom renovations are a new fad, so jump on the environmentally-friendly bandwagon.  

Repurpose instead of replacing

Replacing an old bathtub or vanity can be expensive. Instead of gutting your bathroom and starting from scratch, have a look around and think about the ways you can repurpose what you already own. Get your bathtub professionally relined or strip and repaint your vanity. Consider this tactic if you have vintage bathroom fixtures that add to the overall character of your home. Instead of replacing these, refinishing them can really make a difference.

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way

Painting doesn’t have to stop with the walls and ceilings, you can paint your tiles, vanity or linen closet. While paint is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to transform your bathroom, it definitely is the most time consuming. Bathrooms are typically the smallest room in the house, but preparing a bathroom to be painted can take some serious time and patience. In a wet, humid space, mould and mildew develop easily so it’s a good idea to invest in high quality paints developed specifically for painting bathrooms.

Renovating your bathroom can be intimidating. For further inspiration and assistance on how to turn your bathroom into a relaxing space for you and your family, give Ark Bathrooms a ring at 1300 161 655 or 0421 011 214 or use our online contact form