Bathroom Makeovers Tips on a Budget

Working on bathroom makeovers on a tight budget for small or large scale ones can also be quite difficult.

A lot of things should be considered to attain the desired output in mind considering the available resources on hand.

Though it is ideal to call and pay contractors and plumbers to do the work, much can also be done by a respective homeowner or business establishment manager.

Below are tips which can help on big or small bathroom makeover ideas on a budget and plans you have in mind for future renovations:

Ensure you have everything on hand prior to jumping into the project

  • Before you grab the hammer and begin cutting the needed wood and supplies, make sure everything you’re going to need is prepared and ready. Consider those items which would take several weeks to prepare and order like vanity tops, special order tiles, shower heads for shower makeovers, sinks and the likes. Others materials such as plumbing fixtures, new lighting, bathtubs should also have already been pre-ordered and communicated depending on your preference. It is ideal to have these done to have an efficient flow of activities for your bathroom project and you’ll be able to identify whether you need an extra hand in moving the plumbing lines for the sink location or running new cable for the lights before you rip up and do patching on the walls.

Bare in mind all possible options

  • In ordering special parts and items for your bathroom makeovers diy, some home centers may have limited selection of vanities and tops while special orders may take 4 weeks to month for delivery, it is best to take a look on all other sources. There are local independent suppliers who specialize in natural stone have a wide variety of tops ranging in different sizes and colors. They may also provide custom-cut tops which would fit on personalized and unusual spaces and shapes. In today’s modern times, what’s readily accessible would be the internet or online websites. One can begin surfing and contacting independent retailers and get massive discounts and selections.

Plan for Shower storage

  • Other than the shower makeovers, you would want to consider shower storage for your shampoo, soap, razor and body wash. Most especially for tiny bathroom makeover, we wouldn’t want to consume additional space for these. We wouldn’t want to settle with cheap plastic units that hang from the showerhead or attached to rods that run from the tub to the ceiling which is quite unpleasing to the eyes. A better solution would be built in the-wall shelving. The finished output shelving, especially if tiled appropriately, looks very attractive and doesn’t jut into the shower. With this one don’t have to worry about knocking off the shampoo bottles with elbows when you’re singing karaoke into the showerhead.

Ripping the Underlayment

  • A major time-consuming factor in special or cheap bathroom makeovers would be removing old flooring tile or vinyl which often times leave stubborn pieces that refuse to come off the bathroom. One recommended approach in ripping the underlayment would be cutting these into small sections which make removal easier. Set the circular saw blade just deep enough to cut through the thin plywood underlayment without cutting into the underlying subfloor.

Utilize accent tiles

  • There are expensive tiles such as mosaic or glass tiles but if you are working on a tight budget for your bathroom makeovers, you don’t need a lot of it to add style and glamor to the bathroom. You may just use these special tiles in a portion of your bathroom or borders then make use of ordinary tiles to fill up the rest of the spaces in the bathroom.

Getting a Curved Shower rod

  • An apparently small detail, curved shower rods generates a surprising amount of space to your shower, typically as part of the 5×8 bathroom remodel ideas. You’ll pay a little more of around $28 versus to the $6 starting price for the usual straight rods. In addition to the extra space, though, the curved models look nice and attach to the wall with screws instead of tension, so you don’t need to worry about them being pulled down.

Add a spacer to the toilet flange or extension

  • When you add the floor tiles upon replacing the vinyl flooring, it will add an extra height that will most likely raise the toilet enough to no longer fit snugly on the flange for the waste line in the floor. This will entail raising the flange. One would need a flange spacer that attaches to the flange with screws to give you the extra height. Once it’s in, you install the toilet normally, with the wax ring. Flange spacers are offered in different thicknesses at home centers for about $3.

Consider appropriate lighting needs

  • Consider the lighting as an essential factor for bathroom makeovers; you do not want to end up with outdated light fixtures. Plan the lighting needs ahead of time which would include running cable wires and should be safe enough for any users. Choose recessed lighting over the shower for a more effective illumination while one is taking a bath.

Always call a professional for additional help

  • We know for a fact that time and money are of the essence but if at any point you feel that there are some activities that are already beyond your knowledge and skills and are already outside of your comfort zone, call a professional. You may need an electrician to help run cable wires for in-floor heating controls or a plumber if the water or drain lines need to be moved. It is a no go if we stick with DIY because we do not want to end up spending more money on repairs and reconstructing because one went on to do an activity resulting into a more catastrophic output. A project planner may want to factor this in early on.