3 Top Tips for Building a Bathroom on a Budget
Revamping your bathroom can flush your wallet of all of its glory. Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom is the most expensive room in the house to decorate. This is mainly due to the fact you need plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and other expensive labourers. Plus there’s the cost of materials, which if you’re doing a whole revamp, is going to cost you a fair wedge. This article will provide a couple of handy tips to getting that bathroom you’ve always wanted whilst keeping your costs down.
This is partially common sense, but so many of us settle on a bathroom in one of the first places that we look. Yes, shopping around will take up some of your time, but you can make considerable savings. Chances are that there will be bathrooms you like in all the places that you look, so if you see one on your first trip, don’t settle for it. Browse around the local dealers and look online for deals. Many businesses have sales on at different times, so with a bit of luck you may find an absolute bargain.
Buy cheaper without looking cheaper
Expensive furnishings and accessories can look great. But they are expensive. The good news is that there are many cheaper alternatives to the expensive items that still look fantastic. Only spend the extra money on the really important items that improve the functionality of your bathroom. If it’s just an item that is purely there for the aesthetics, then look for a cheaper alternative that will do just as good a job and look just as good too.
Do it yourself
OK, this isn’t saying that you need to go out and qualify as an electrician and plumber just so you can complete the handy work yourself. However, the truth is that there are a few things you can do without enlisting the help of a professional. Instead of investing money in labour, invest your time. Remember, these guys often charge by the hour. So, if you spend a couple of hours pulling up floorboards so the plumbers have direct access to the pipes, you’ll be saving yourself a couple of hours of filling their pockets with your cash. Be clever and you can put some extra cash in your back burner. The same goes for once they’ve done the bulk of their work. Things like clearing up, screwing on switch covers, and putting the floorboards back can all be done by you without having to pay for somebody else to do it.…