While remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can add value to your home, it is also one project that can quickly run up unexpected costs. Fortunately, there are ways to save money while still making a big difference in the look and feel of your bathroom.

Maintain the Plumbing Arrangement

One of the biggest expenses associated with remodeling a bathroom is moving the sewer pipes and other plumbing. If at all possible, keep the plumbing in the same place to avoid this expense. Keep in mind that you can still enlarge or rearrange the layout without having to reposition major plumbing fixtures.

Avoid Structural Changes

You may be able to move or take down walls, but you need to be careful about removing load-bearing walls. Making structural changes can be an expensive undertaking that requires the expertise of a contractor. This is not a DIY project.

Refinish Bathroom Elements

Something as simple as painting cabinets or replacing hardware can make a big difference in how your bathroom looks. You can also refinish countertops, tiles, sinks, and bathtubs. This can be a huge money-saving technique. With refinishing, you can change the color of your various bathroom elements and breath new life into your bathroom.

Frame the Mirror

Framed Bathroom Mirror

A simple way to dress up a simple mirror is to add a decorative frame. This simple addition can take a plain contractor-grade mirror to a how new level.    

Visit Your Local Salvage Yard 

Antique stores, flea markets, and salvage yards are a great place to find items to repurpose and use in the bathroom. You may be surprised by the high-tickets items you can find. From cast iron tubs and light fixtures to sinks and mirrors, you can find practically any budget-friendly item. 

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