Does your bathroom look like it belongs in the 70s? Perhaps it's time to update that outdated space and bring it to the 21st century. Not only will a brand new bathroom satisfy your senses, it will also be a good investment in case you are thinking about selling your home in the near future. Unfortunately, renovating any room in a house will cost you, especially if you are replacing fixtures and accessories, so follow these tips and save on your bathroom makeover.
The most important tip that we can give you is to create a budget for your renovation and stick to it! Whether you are gutting out the entire space or merely replacing outdated fixtures, it is important that you make a checklist of the things that need to be done and bought. Once you've created a list, it's time to look around for the best deals. You can drive around to different home improvement stores, but perhaps an easier way is by going online and comparing prices.
Besides pricing, compare the functionality of the fixtures that you will be buying as well. Spending a little more on an eco-conscious toilet at The Home Depot, for example, can eventually save you money in the long run when it comes to your water bill. Additionally, you can further save by looking for a Home Depot Coupon Code for your purchase, or for your faucet, check out a FaucetDirect Promotion Code and save on your purchase.
Of course, bathroom fixtures may not be the only things that need to be installed in the space. If the former homeowner took the liberty of putting in bright pink tiles in the bathroom, you're going to want to replace them with pieces that are a little bit more contemporary. Unfortunately, hiring tilers for the job means shelling out extra cash as well. To save on this task, why not do it yourself? In fact, why not DIY the whole renovation?
Well, it's not as easy as it sounds. If your bathroom makeover requires electrical rewiring and extensive plumbing, we advice you not to do it yourself! However, certain things like tiling, as we mentioned, and installing bathroom fixtures can easily be done. If you do feel that you aren't knowledgeable of such tasks, don't fret! There are tons of resources readily available for anyone who takes the effort to do the research. The internet is a valuable source of information for would-be renovators. Additionally, many home improvement stores around the country offer DIY tutorials free of charge. The next time you go to your local Home Depot, ask around for their home renovation tutorial schedule and you might just be surprised by the amount of information that they offer.
Besides DIY-ing the tiles in your space, replacing things like an outdated bathroom, vanity or toilet can be done as well, just make sure that you are going to get help from friends and family members - they will, after all, be using the space in the future! Lifting a toilet to fit the pipe, for example, might require an extra set of hands, so don't be embarrassed to ask for some assistance.
With these tips, we hope that you can get the bathroom of your dreams without breaking the bank. It truly is possible - all you need is some careful planning and elbow grease, and pretty soon, you'll be relaxing in your bathtub without a worry in the world.
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