When it comes to updating your home, one of the best rooms to tackle is your bathroom. Not only does it offer the highest ROI, it often delivers the most enjoyment.
But, bathroom updates can be expensive. The is especially true if you don’t go in with a plan. Use the following tips to update your bathroom without breaking the bank.
Set a Budget
Always start by determining how much you can spend. It’s important to have a budget or else you can easily end up mid-project without the funds to finish.
Determine What You Can Do & What You Should Pay to Have Done
This is essential. DIY projects can seem like a great way to save money. But if you don’t have the expertise to complete a project correctly, it can end up costing you significantly more in the long run.
Plus, even more significant is the fact that items like plumbing and electrical work can be dangerous. As you consider which items you’re going to hire a contractor to help you with and which you will tackle on your own, make sure you are realistic about what you can handle.
Invest in Features that Offer Big Results
Ornate tile and fancy hardware can feel important at the moment. But chances are, you won’t notice the difference between the ultra-expensive, custom-made designs from Europe and the more affordable options.
Instead of investing in features that you’re likely not to really appreciate on a daily basis, invest in things that will give you more enjoyment — like a spacious shower. Replacing your tub-shower combo with a shower is a fabulous way to open up your bathroom. It gives you more visual and physical space, allowing you to maximize your bathroom’s existing square footage.