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Electrical / September 12, 2022
Budget Bathroom – September 12, 2022- Ever since April of 2022 when people either lost their jobs or had work hours cut down, everyone started trying to make their money stretch to get the most value for what they’re paying for. If you had plans for a budget kitchen remodel or Budget bathroom remodel and set them aside to save money, don’t be afraid to still tackle the job!
Home remodeling doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg if you are aware of ways to cut costs while still following through with plans. Here are some ideas that can help you figure out how to update your house no matter how small your budget bathroom is.
A bathroom or pantry door can be replaced for the same price as taking your family out to dinner at a nice restaurant. New doors add value to your home and are a simple way to change the look. You can also repaint a perfectly good door to save even more money.
Limit the Tile
Tile is the most popular material in budget kitchens and budget bathrooms, but it can be expensive if you don’t put some blinders on when you’re out shopping. Avoid those intricate designs and bold colors for the majority of the area you plan on tiling. Opt for larger cuts and only use those fancy tiles for accents or borders to keep things alive.
Focus on the area that needs the most attention. If your shower walls are watertight and have no damage, leave them alone and simply freshen the caulk or grout. This can allow you to replace the tile on a high impact area that sees more use, such as the floor.
Just because something is used doesn’t mean it isn’t of quality or value. Open up to looking for used appliances and materials online.
Avoid New… Re-do!
Certain things in your budget kitchen or budget bathroom can actually be redone as opposed to replaced. Faucets and shower fixtures are cheaper to replace, but your shower tub can be refinished at a much lower price than buying a new one. Old cabinets can be sanded and repainted instead of thrown out. After adding new handles and knobs, no one will ever know they’re the same ones as before.
The most cost effective way to make a budget bathroom or kitchen look brand new is with a fresh coat of paint. Even if you have a tight budget that limits you to focus more money on important updates, paint is extremely affordable and can change the whole feel of a room.
The lighting of a room has a huge effect on how you feel about the space. Changing up a light fixture can cost you less than $100 and the options for different styles are more than you can imagine. Keep in mind the different types of lighting contrasts that your eyes can handle in specific rooms. White light can brighten up a kitchen space but might make a small bathroom seem like an interrogation room.
If your heart is set on getting granite countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, consider colors that are considered neutral. Beige or tan are more common, thus more readily available and will cost you a lot less. The same can be said for appliances, tile, and cabinets. Seek out the common colors – you can always add color to the room through decor, towels, and rugs.
When you’re on a budget, you want everything done perfectly so that you won’t have to worry about replacements or re-doing something shortly after remodeling. To maximize your dollar in the long run, hire an experienced professional that already has all of the tools needed to work on any part of your home.
Handyman Connection of Pasadena can help you in any way with their licensed contractors and quality craftsmanship. Clients repeatedly look to Handyman Connection for their superior service and time efficiency. Covering the Los Angeles and Pasadena area, they understand the importance of supplying you with exactly what you want. Contact them today for a free estimate at (626)744-0402.