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How to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget

Nov 11, 2020

How Often Should You Update Your Bathroom?Everyone wants a beautiful and functional bathroom- it’s one of the most desired remodel projects in the home improvement market. Whether you’re looking to make a safer bathroom that works for your mobility needs or just give a dated bathroom a facelift, a remodel is a fantastic investment that ups your home equity. However, if you’re on a budget, a major overhaul may feel out of reach. Luckily, a Long Island bathroom remodel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. At Bathroom Buddy Remodeling, we can work with your budget to make sure you get a bathroom you love at a price you can afford. Read on to learn our best tips and tricks for how to keep your bathroom remodel affordable.

Communicate with Your Contractor

At Bathroom Buddy Remodeling, we know you’d like to know what price you can expect for your remodel as soon as possible. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation, in-home estimate. One of our skilled team members will be happy to come out and assess your needs and desires for a bathroom remodel.

We’ve been operating in Long Island for years and have seen it all, and if you let us know what you hope to spend, we can help you stay on track right out of the gate. We recommend preparing a list of questions for your appointment in advance. Here are a few suggestions!

  • Here are my mobility needs and concerns. How can you help address them?
  • Based on potential needs you foresee, do you think what I hope to spend is realistic?
  • What materials can I choose to stay on budget?
  • Where do you recommend I invest money to make the most difference in the look and feel of my bathroom?

Consider Where You Can Cut Costs

Once your contractor has walked you through what your bathroom needs to function, it’s time for the fun part- the design process! This is an excellent place to save money. Plumbing, electrical, and structural costs usually offer little wiggle room because they’re required to keep your bathroom safe. 

It’s also important to consider your safety and mobility needs. If you require a lowered threshold or walk-in shower for restricted mobility needs, or you want to add on safety grab bars or secure seating so you can age in place in your home comfortably, that’s where you’ll want to focus your budget. Your safety and comfort are our number one priority, and that’s where we’ll recommend focusing on for your remodel.

Get a Great Look at a Low Cost

Once you’ve settled on your safety and mobility needs, your bathroom’s decorative elements offer plenty of room to negotiate your budget. When you choose the most affordable materials possible or spend strategically, you can keep your bathroom remodel affordable.

If you’d like to spend most of your money on a few key items that will elevate your entire look, ask during your design consultation with us what parts of your bathroom remodel will make the biggest visual impact. Maybe you can forego switching out electrical plates or lighting, but a light-colored new shower system will make your bathroom look more bright and open immediately. By saving on most of your bathroom remodel items and strategically splurging on a few, you can stretch your budget to create a bathroom remodel that will blow you away.

Alternatively, you can choose to save money on as many decorative elements as you possibly can. For instance, instead of splurging on high-end faucets and hardware, during the design process, ask about brass, steel, or zinc fixtures that mimic a high-end look without the big price tag. 

Where are other areas you can compromise in your bathroom remodel? Instead of switching out your whole toilet for cosmetic reasons, consider changing your toilet seat and lid. Rather than splurging on natural stone or expensive tile, consider a shower system or vinyl flooring. By cutting costs where you can for cosmetic treatments, you can lower your overall spend

Trust Bathroom Buddy with Your Long Island Remodel

We would love to help you create a bathroom you love for a price you love. If you’re ready to schedule your free, in-home estimate, we’re here to help. You can reach out to us via our contact form, or call our office at (631) 387-4610. We can’t wait to hear from you.

If you’re looking for more information about the individual services we offer, you can click on any of our service pages. We offer bathtub remodels, shower remodels, walk-in showers, tub to shower conversions, and shower to tub conversions. You’re sure to find the right remodeling project for you!

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