How to Design Your Dream Bathroom on a Budget
Renovating your bathroom can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re willing to put in some elbow grease, there are several ways to design a beautiful and affordable bathroom. This guide will outline a few of our favourite tips for remodelling on a budget.
So whether you’re looking to replace your old tub or add a little personality to your powder room, read on for some ideas that will fit any budget!
Choosing the Right Contractors for the Job
So you have come up with your dream design for crafting your perfect bathroom, and you think you have even designed it to stay within your budget.
But now, to make that dream bathroom a reality, you will need a contractor to carry out the work. Choosing the right contractor for the job (which is very important) can be tedious.
First and foremost, you need to know exactly what your contractor is offering you. Things such as: what products they are using; if they are sub-contractors or employees, do they have the correct licence to carry out work in your area; etc., are all questions that need to be asked.
Here are some questions that you should ask to help make sure that you choose the right contractor for turning your dream bathroom design into a reality while considering your budget:
Contractors are required to have a business licence. Check your local council to see if the contractor has a valid business licence. Ask to see proof of a business licence.
Does the company have insurance? Most contractors are required to have insurance. Liability insurance protects both you and the contractor if a worker is injured. Ask to see proof of insurance.
Does the company have a physical location? If the company does not have a physical location, you may want to think twice about hiring them. A contractor that does not have a physical location could potentially be a scam. However, it is worth noting this isn’t true in every instance.
Does the company have references? Any reputable company should have references. Ask the contractor for a list of references. Then, call those references and ask if they were satisfied with the work.
How long has the company been in business? A company that has been successful for years is probably doing something right. You should feel comfortable hiring a company that’s been in business for a few years. But it is worth noting that some new businesses can still produce high-quality work at a great price. Still, they haven’t been around long enough to build a reputation for themselves yet, so check for glowing reviews of less reputable companies and ask around.
What is the size of the company? A small company may get the job done, but a large company will have a greater pool of resources, and access to more resources can be good.
So there you have it, you should be sure to ask some questions before hiring a contractor.
Before you hire anyone, be sure to take your time and do your homework. When it comes to making your dream bathroom come to life and staying within budget, it’s very important to choose the right contractor for the job.
Set a Budget and Stick to It!
If you want to design your dream bathroom, you’ll need to set a budget.
Your budget should include the cost of the materials, labour, and other expenses. However, your budget shouldn’t be set in stone.
Instead, you should regularly check the prices of materials. You should also consider ways to reduce your budget.
For example, you can paint the walls yourself rather than hire a painter. Or, you can save money by buying used materials.
Finally, you should also save money by shopping smart. For example, you can shop around for the best deals.
Alternatively, you can buy cheaper materials and spend more on labour. Sometimes, though, it’s inevitable that you may have to increase your budget or go slightly over your budget due to unforeseen circumstances. Don’t worry too much if this happens; there are other ways that you may be able to reduce the cost elsewhere to get you back on track.
Decide on Your Priorities
This goes hand in hand with setting a budget, and it’s essential to decide exactly what you want in your dream bathroom and then prioritise your most wanted items.
For example, you may need to look at replacing the tub first. Then, you can work on designing the rest of the bathroom around it.
Or, maybe you’re really into adding texture, or maybe you’re after something modern, or you want to add personality. Your priorities will determine what you spend your money on.
So, if you’re really into adding a modern feature, you should probably spend most of your budget on the features you want to add rather than on features you don’t care about as much.
Do Your Research Beforehand
Researching beforehand can help you to design your bathroom and be prepared to choose the right contractors for the job.
Research is key, so don’t skip this step. When researching, you should also look at some design books and magazines for inspiration.
You should also take a look at some bathroom showrooms. You should look at the displayed bathrooms and note what you like and don’t like.
You can also do research online. There are many great websites online where you can look at bathroom designs.
Again, take note of what you like and what you don’t like. Finally, you can also e-design your bathroom yourself.
Get Creative With Your Design
Don’t be afraid to get creative when designing your bathroom. Most contractors will gladly accept the challenge of making that dream a reality if you can dream it.
You should think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to try new ideas. Try looking at different styles, colours, and textures and experiment.
A bathroom renovation project is a perfect opportunity for you to try new things. You should try everything until you find a style that you love.
Once you have created a design, if it isn’t possible, then the contractors will let you know, and some can even work with you on design options.
Keeping Organised During the Renovation Process
Once you’ve designed your dream bathroom and hired the right contractor, it is time to renovate your bathroom, so you’ll need to be prepared and stay organised.
Most contractors will already have a plan in place and workers on hand, so don’t worry too much about the mess, but there are some things that you will need to do to stay organised. Start clearing the bathroom and removing all furniture, mirrors, and other items.
Keep all appliances and bathroom essentials in another room. This will ensure that you don’t lose anything during the renovation process.
You should also keep children and pets away from the renovation area. This will ensure that nothing gets broken or damaged.
And it will also ensure that your children and pets stay safe. Lastly, if your household only has one bathroom, you might need to devise a backup plan for toilet use, especially if you have children.
You could consider renting out or hiring portable toilets for the duration of the renovation, or talk to the neighbours; they might be able to help out.
Enjoy Your New Bathroom!
You have finished your design for your dream bathroom, you have hired the right contractor for the job, and you have kept to your budget and organised yourself.
The job has been completed, and now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the transformation. Your dream bathroom is now a reality, and you can show it off to all of your family and friends.
So, there you have it!
Our top tips for renovating your bathroom. If you follow our advice, we guarantee that you will be able to create a beautiful and functional bathroom that you can be proud of.
Of course, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you encounter any problems or require assistance while the work is being done. If there is any way we can help, we would be more than pleased to do so.
Thanks for reading, and best of luck with your renovation project!