If you have made the decision to engage in bathroom renovations, the prospect of burning a hole through your wallet might make you hesitant to begin the project. Luckily, you do not have to spend exorbitant amounts of money to breathe some life into this space. There are an assortment of ways that you can start affordable bathroom renovations that will not only enhance the overall aesthetics of the room, but will also make it more functional. The trick is to first establish what cosmetic changes you would like to make and proceed to incorporate larger changes into your budget.
Limit the amount of tiling in your bathroom
Being a wet room, most homeowners assume that their main focus is having to invest in new tiling when having their bathroom renovated. The reality is that although floor to ceiling tiling would be ideal, this is not the only way you can go about re-tiling. Instead opt to focus on the areas prone to high impact, such as the flooring. Since the floor is also the area most likely to get wet, this would be the most suitable place to invest in tiling. You can then make the decision on whether to tile the interior of the shower and settle with just painting the rest of the bathroom.
Keep in mind that not all paints would be suitable to the moist conditions of the bathroom. Invest in paints that will provide your bathroom with a satin finish, hence decreasing the chances of mould and mildew developing. These paints may cost more than traditional paints, but they will be cheaper than re-tiling all the bathroom walls.
Hone in on bathroom fixtures
Another way you can keep your bathroom renovations within a modest budget is by honing in on the bathroom fixtures. Some people will assume that changing the larger items in their bathroom such as the tub or shower screens would have a better visual impact on the bathroom. This may be true, but it is also much pricier. If these items are still in good working condition, you should instead hone in on the fixtures.
Updating items such as towel racks, light fixtures, sink and bathtub taps can make a significant difference to the overall appearance of the room. Moreover, bathroom fixtures come in a wide assortment of designs and prices, which ensures you will always find something to suit your budget.