If you want to renovate your bathroom but don’t have a big budget, put your money into key areas and do as much of the work yourself as possible. You can give your bathroom a new look with these affordable tips.
Do-it-Yourself: This doesn’t just limit you to re-painting. Many projects, such as installing a new toilet, are easier than you might think.
Shop Around: Basic toilets cost as little as $100 and new tile is sometimes available at close-out prices. Don’t forget to use the Internet as a source for a wide variety of low-cost products.
Paint: A new coat of paint offers several advantages. It’s inexpensive, but can change the look and mood of a room radically. Also, if you don’t like the color, it’s easy to change.
Re-line: If your tub or sink looks worn, consider having it re-lined to refresh its look. This is cheaper than replacing it.
Toilet: Newer model toilets have a higher price tag but will save you water and money.
Fixtures: New faucets and knobs are an inexpensive way to change the look of your bathroom.
Vanity: If you shop around, you can get a good price on a new vanity. Or consider looking at used vanities that have been replaced by other homeowners. If you can’t afford to replace the vanity, consider repainting or refinishing it.
Hardware: New towel bars, door knobs, and cabinet handles can do a lot to refresh the room’s look with very little outlay.
Flooring: Some floor materials such as linoleum are inexpensive and easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install.
Source by Joaquin Erazo, Jr.