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Top 5 tips on Affordable Bathroom Renovations

Renovating your bathroom is one of the best things that you can do to breathe new life into your home. Here are our top 5 tips for achieving an affordable bathroom renovations.

Remodelling your bathroom doesn’t have to entail tearing it down completely – simply replacing your vanity or updating your shower can dramatically increase the look and feel of your bathroom. It is also possible for you to choose to pull everything out and start over from scratch.

There are many things you can do to achieve your goals, but for the most part, it is determined by your budget. With that in mind, we have put together some tips for planning your affordable bathroom renovation that can help you save money while still getting an outstanding result.

Make sure you don’t move any of the plumbing

Keeping all plumping points intact is something you should consider before getting too carried away while designing your new bathroom. A re-routing of the pipes can be costly and is often unnecessary, so it is better to avoid it if at all possible.

A complete or even marginal renovation of the room’s layout to accommodate plumbing in different areas could significantly raise the renovation cost, especially when the installation costs are factored in. In that case, it would be best if you tried using existing plumbing and did not drastically alter the layout of your room.

Make significant savings by choosing the right fixtures and hardware

If you had it your way, you would design the bathroom of your dreams with utmost attention to detail at the highest level of luxury. In turn, this would extend to the most lavish fixtures money could buy, down to the minor details. The problem is that this solution is not always practical. Choosing bathroom hardware, especially when choosing the right material and design, tends to be driven more by the price than by the design and resilience.

Despite this, you can still find beautiful and inexpensive materials that can be used for bathroom fixtures. For example, brass can often be very affordable, easy to find, and can be found either recycled or antique. At the same time, sleek stainless steel offers many benefits for a very attractive cost.

The importance of lighting

If you plan on doing an affordable bathroom renovation, do not underestimate the importance of lighting. It not only provides illumination but also creates a sense of ambience.

In the bathroom, the lighting should put us at ease and encourage us to get ready for the rest of the day and help us relax and wind down for the night. The right lighting is therefore essential for setting a good mood.

Select bulbs or LED fixtures that emit light as close to white as possible – and make sure they have a high colour rendering index (CRI) score (around 90-100) to ensure that colour accuracy is optimal. Lights around the 60-watt range are recommended as soft white bulbs for bathrooms and makeup applications in particular.

LED downlights, pendant lights, sconces, mirror lights, and heat lamps are all ideal options to consider. You could also opt for a skylight to bath your bathroom in natural light. Choosing the right lights will go a long way towards providing an affordable way to set the mood and tone of your new bathroom.

Incorporate mirrors for the illusion of space in your affordable bathroom renovation

Everyone loves a bright and airy bathroom, and your new space can be enhanced with the addition of mirrors. It can appear as though a room is larger because it can create the illusion of space. In addition to that, they are also capable of giving the illusion of light.

To allow the mirror to reflect sunlight, you should place it on the opposite wall to the window. That way, it will reflect light throughout the room. In addition, modern mirrors can be equipped with several innovations in addition to the mirror itself, for example, a defogger, lighting, alarm clocks, and even a Bluetooth connection so that you can listen to music.

Factor in future savings with water efficiencies

It is not only the initial cost of renovating your bathroom that needs to be considered, it is your ongoing expenses as well. This is an excellent opportunity to install a range of water efficiencies that will save you money and help you become more sustainable as well.

You can invest in shower heads with pressure selectors that are also effective at resisting mineral buildups over time. Dual flush toilets can save up to 30 per cent in water costs, while water aerators on your taps will also deliver enormous efficiencies.

Achieve The Affordable Bathroom Renovations Of Your Dreams

The team at All Day Plumbing specialise in bathroom renovations of all scopes, and we can help you design and personalise your remodelling to meet your requirements and budgets. You will enjoy transparent fixed prices with no more to pay after the job is complete. Call our team today and discover how much can be achieved with your budget.