In a perfect world, you can choose whatever materials and fixtures that you want for your new bathroom and the cost would stay manageable. In reality, bathroom remodeling takes a good deal of planning to make sure you get the right bathroom without compromising your vision.
The walk-in bath installation contractors at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island share tips on how to keep your bathroom remodeling budget manageable.
Limit the Tiled Areas
Tiles can be costly, depending on factors such as how many different styles you choose, and whether or not you choose to install tiles from the floor to the ceiling. You can make the remodeling cost more manageable by having tile installed on areas where it’s needed, such as on the floor and inside shower stall walls. Decorative tiles can be installed as accent pieces for plain tile. Areas that are not covered by tile can be painted.
Compare Countertop Materials
If you’re dead set on getting that granite countertop, step back and consider other options. Most remodeling and walk-in bath companies offer various options for countertops, including budget-friendly ones. If you prefer natural materials, a slab with imperfections may cost significantly lower. You should also consider cultured or manufactured material. They’re made crushed marble and polyester resins, can be made to specification, and generally cost lower.
Keep the Plumbing Where It Is
Barring necessary repairs, keeping the original plumbing can save a lot of labor and installation time. Relocating major utilities like the tub or toilet is no small task, given the amount of work needed to accomplish it.
Get Your Mirror a New Frame
If your mirror happens to have those dark spots around the edges but other parts don’t seem to be affected, a new frame can help hide those spots. These spots are caused by moisture and are irreversible, however, it can be slowed down by making sure the backing is free from moisture before installing the new frame.