If you’re considering renovating your bathroom this summer, we’ve come up with some interesting ways that you can make savings on new furniture, DIY products and bathroom suites to ensure your makeover project comes in on budget. Check out our money-saving tips to ensure your next renovating or decorating venture is a low-cost success:
Money-saving Tips for Renovating Your Bathroom
Reuse and recycle
When considering a bathroom makeover it’s a good idea to look closely at your existing bathroom suite. Is it completely ruined or can it be re-used? If your ceramics aren’t looking that bad, give them a good scrub and simply replace worn-out fittings with shiny new taps, traps and mixers to give them a facelift.
If part of your bathroom suite is cracked, chipped or badly stained and needs replacing, (such as the basin, for example) you could just change the sink and keep the rest of the suite in place, updating the bath with new taps and fixings to match your new basin.
Bear in mind that a 3-piece bathroom suite can be a money-saving option compared to buying the basin, toilet and bath individually so you may want to invest in the whole suite at once to save money overall.
Phone a Friend
Ask friends, family and neighbours if they have DIY items going spare that you could use in your bathroom makeover. They may have half-full tins of paint that would easily cover the walls of your cloakroom, or they could donate packets of screws and leftover wood to your project which you could use when constructing a bath panel for your new bath.
Friends and family are often very happy to help with DIY tasks and you might even discover that your granddad used to be a plumber if you simply ask around for a helping hand. Your pals might be able to knock up a shelf in no time and your trained electrician cousin might be able to give you mates’ rates on a renovation project so let everyone know that you’re tackling this DIY project and see if anyone can help you out.
Sometimes bathroom showrooms and tile specialists will need to charge more for products due to the overheads of having glossy premises and sales staff so it’s a good idea to do some research online before buying. You’ll not only get the same level of quality and service, but will find much lower prices. Buying direct from specialist bathroom web retailers can result in considerable savings on suites, accessories and furniture and everything will be delivered directly to your address to save you lugging it home from the showroom in the back of your car – equaling convenience and savings!
Here at Bella Bathrooms we are confident we can help you renovate your bathroom space without breaking the bank thanks to our generous range of competitively priced bathroom products!