Saving money when refurbishing your bathroom

If you are refurbishing the home’s bathroom, you don’t have to overdo it. In fact, there are a few things you can do to help you reduce the cost of this otherwise costly project. Consider some of these things before you call a professional, to keep costs low.

Keep plumbing where it is –
If you don’t have to do plumbing work – DON’T. Plumbing is very costly, so if you don’t have to touch it, leave things where they are. Make sure a plumber checks the pipes, fixtures, and ensures proper flow and operation; if they give you the green light, don’t do any work here, as it will greatly keep costs at bay when refurbishing.

Go salvage –
Hit the salvage yards. Look for fixtures, lighting, or even counters and knob fixtures. You’ll be surprised how many items you can find, in extremely good condition, when you take the time to look for it. And, these are far cheaper than going to a store, or purchasing directly through a manufacturer to install these new items.

Don’t replace, update –
Your toilet is another costly upgrade; so why not work with what you have, and simply update it. Change the seat, the back, and keep the current frame you have in place. Especially if you do not have to do any work with the plumbing, why add an unnecessary expense of updating a toilet? There is no need, and it is a simple way to reduce the cost of the refurbishing work you are going to do in the space.

The bathroom and kitchen are costliest rooms to update in a home; however, with these simple tips you can keep costs down, and still see the results you want to see when the time comes to do work in the home, and when you plan on refurbishing the bathroom.