From outdated to fabulous, on a budget!
Remodeling a small bathroom can be a big project. The average cost of a bathroom remodel ranges between $6,000 – $30,000 - depending on the updates you’re making. We gathered these budget small bathroom renovation ideas to prove you don’t need a ton of space or cash to make a big impact.
Keep the current room layout
The first step in cutting the costs of a bathroom remodel project is to keep your current layout. This includes leaving walls, plumbing, fixtures, doors, and electrical wiring in their current location. Moving plumbing can be particularly costly, so consider this when planning the renovation.
You can go a long way in transforming the look of your small bathroom by changing one significant element while compromising on the others. For example, replacing the tiles but keeping the current fixtures or Installing new flooring that will level up the room without changing the tiles. Choose a bold element to set the tone for the entire room; for the rest, go for a budget-friendly version or stay with the old ones.
Use easy-to-install bathroom flooring
Installing tiles is expensive. You can cut costs by going for simple bathroom flooring.
Engineered wood: Made of a multi-layer plywood core and a top layer made of a real wood veneer, this wood is incredibly robust and creates a stable surface. Engineered wood in your bathroom will give you an authentic wood floor feel at an affordable price.
Water resistant Laminate flooring: Laminate flooring is the most cost-effective option and is easy to install. Laminate flooring styles have come a long way and are now offered in realistic visuals and textures and can resemble real wood.
Make cosmetic changes
You can make great updates to your bathroom by tackling the cosmetics of the space. Create a well-designed focal point that will make the entire room look stylish. Modern light fixtures, mirrors, hardware, and wallpaper are great elements for such a mission. Thoughtful touches give the additional room character: thrift items, inexpensive shelves from a home center for open storage, and greenery can impact the overall look of your bathroom.
Stick to a budget
When renovating a home, it is essential to have a solid plan and budget in place. Not only does it give you and your contractor a guideline to follow and stick to, but you will also be able to understand the project’s overall costs better. Even though unforeseen circumstances can cause some projects to go over budget, when you have a budget, you can easily keep track of all your expenses, even if any areas go over budget.