It's a familiar tale in bathroom renovation, we are all full of ideas and enthusiasm, but once we get down to the nitty gritty of the budget, we realise that all the big plans we had are unlikely to come to fruition. When this happens, it can be frustrating, and make you want to give up entirely. However before you throw in the towel, it is possible to get a modern, sleek looking bathroom, without it costing a fortune. Just follow our guide below.
Step one - reframe your mirrors
One thing that every bathroom needs is a great mirror or two. Not only do they add space to a room, but they also provide that all important practical elements for doing your makeup or shaving in the mornings. However, new mirrors can be seriously expensive. Especially on top of the cost of other items that you need to replace. So instead why not do a little DIY and reuse the old mirror you have by changing its position or reframing it?
If it is a wall mounted mirror you can get some coving cut to size and reframe it that way. Otherwise, why not remove the mirror from its original mount and use it frameless for a more modern feel that definitely won't break the bank?
Step two - fixture and fitting functions combined
Next, you are probably thinking about replacing some of the fixtures and fitting in your bathroom to give it a more modern feel such as sinks, storage, and taps. To do this effectively while not spending a fortune it best to look out for items that combine one or more functions like the sink vanities available this website and other on the net.
Then you are paying out for only one item instead of two, while still getting that modern look you love. Remember too that many bathroom stores also run special offers and sale throughout the year where you can get up to 50% off. Meaning if you are clever with your timing you can end up spending a quarter of what you had originally budgeted for a single item. Leaving you much more money for others details in the bathroom that you would like.
Step three - keep the plumbing where it is
Lastly, a great trick to keep the cost of your modern bathroom renovation done is to find things that work with the plumbing layout that you already have.
Yes, I know it can be tempting to rip it all out and move things around, but in reality, it's much cheaper to keep the plumbing points where they are and find items that fit your modern design scheme that will work in those spaces.
In fact, even if you spend a little more than you bargained for on these items it still won't be as expensive as moving the position of the bath, shower, and toilet and all the plumbing work it will take to do it. So to keep your renovation on budget bear this in mind during the design and planning stage.