The terms “small bathroom remodel” and “budget bathroom remodel” don’t always go together. If you have recently been shopping around for a remodeling contractor, you’ll see that remodeling even a small bathroom is expensive.

How can you save money on remodeling costs – but still enjoy a fresh new place to bathe? Here are some ideas.

Tips for a Budget Bathroom Remodel

Some of you are tempted to take a sledgehammer to your old bathroom, as the entire room may feel old, icky, and outdated. But before you do anything drastic, look at your entire bathroom and list the three or four things that bother you the most. 

Maybe you hate your pink bathtub that has been there since the 1960s. Perhaps you are sick of the shell-shaped sinks in your bathroom vanity. You might hate the light fixtures in your bathroom and suffer because there’s not enough natural light.

Focusing on two or three smaller projects would be much more affordable than major renovations. Consider these bathroom makeover tips that won’t break the bank.

Don’t move the plumbing.

Anytime you move a shower, toilet, or sink in a bathroom, expect your total remodeling budget to skyrocket. This type of project leads to increased materials and labor costs due to new fixtures, flooring, and walls – besides the additional plumbing charges.

Update your bathroom vanity.

You may not have the equipment or skill for a DIY bathroom remodel. However, easy and inexpensive DIY projects can go a long way in reducing your bathroom remodel cost.

For example, put a fresh coat of paint on your outdated double vanity. Switch out the sink faucets and cabinet hardware. 

Add wall storage space.

Are you more frustrated by the size of your bathroom than anything else? Unfortunately, you can’t magically add 250 square feet to your floor plan. However, you can find more storage space in a small bathroom.

Instead of adding more storage devices to sit on the floor, think about where you can add shelves or cabinets to your bathroom walls. Add hooks on the back of your bathroom door. It will be easier to keep your space clean if your extra toilet paper and hand towels have an assigned spot. 

Consider changing the bathroom décor.

There are small things you can do to update your bathroom. For example, get a new shower curtain or install an updated toilet paper holder and towel racks. Throw away those old dusty decorative items that take up valuable space and hang up wall art that makes you smile. 

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Focus on the tub and shower when completing a small bathroom remodel.

We are guessing that the thing you hate the most about your outdated bathroom is your shower or tub. Replacing these fixtures can completely transform your space.

Our Experts Can Help Keep Your Bathroom Remodel Costs Low

Woodbridge Shower & Bath can help you with your small bathroom makeover. For example, we can replace your old, icky, stained tub with a new tub you’ll be proud to show off to guests. Or we can replace your bathtub that no one uses with a sleek, contemporary, safe walk-in shower

Other companies may say a bathroom remodel ranges between $20,000 and $30,000. However, Woodbridge is much more affordable. And we’ll take care of all the new plumbing and fixtures – so you won’t experience the common disastrous DIY bathroom remodel. 

Contact Woodbridge Shower & Bath today to schedule a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. We serve the DFW area. 

Saving on Bathroom Remodeling: What You Need to Know

  • The number one tip for saving money on a bathroom remodel is not moving the wall tiles or plumbing.
  • A painted vanity with new hardware is more cost-effective than buying a new vanity.
  • Small spaces mean you need to get creative when finding storage solutions.
  • Update inexpensive items (such as an outdated light fixture or paint colors) in your bathroom to give it a more cohesive look. 
  • Spend most of your budget on the things that matter – your shower and bathtub.