17 Apr Bathroom Remodeling on a Budget
As much as we’d all love to have a massive, beautiful bathroom that incorporates luxurious marble countertops, intricate tile, a gigantic bath tub and more all-wood cabinet space than we know what to do with, the reality is that for most people, a bathroom that would star in an episode of MTV Cribs is out of our budget and out of our reach. Therefore, many of us settle for bathrooms that we don’t love, but instead, merely tolerate and utilize since there is no better option.
However, there are some cost-efficient ways that you can remodel your San Antonio bathroom on a budget and give your bathroom a completely different appearance and life. Several simple solutions can go along way to giving you the bathroom you’ve always wanted, even if it’s not one from a mansion that Robin Leach would appreciate (or one that you can play baseball in). Without further ado, here are some simple, budget-friendly options to help give your bathroom the feel you’ve always wanted.
1) New Bathroom Cabinets
One of the biggest parts of the way your bathroom looks and feels is the bathroom cabinetry. If you’re looking to revitalize your bathroom’s look, remodeling your bathroom cabinets is a great start. While custom cabinetry will run the price of your project up pretty quickly, installing RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets will help keep the cost lower and still give you an updated and upgraded look. Consider your bathroom’s storage and spacing needs when choosing new cabinets, and you’ll not only get a beautiful new appearance, but you’ll also cut down on clutter and keep your bathroom looking neater and better organized.
2) New Bathroom Countertops
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get great countertops. In fact, if you do it correctly, you can get a complete set of bathroom countertops at a cost that’s not only affordable, but helps you stretch your budget to cover other parts of your San Antonio bathroom remodeling project. For example, pass on expensive marble or granite, and instead go with a much more cost-efficient option in quartz. You won’t be losing much in the way of quality, and quartz bathroom countertops aren’t significantly more expensive than the laminate options.
3) Accent Tile
Maybe you don’t have the budget to do a complete San Antonio bathroom remodel where you rip out the old bathtub/shower combination in favor of a separate garden tub and walk-in shower. That’s ok. You don’t have to break the bank or take out a second mortgage to make an impact here. If you’ve got old tile (or worse, the plasticy, laminate walls) in your shower, you can probably replace them during your bathroom remodel and opt for a new tile option, complete with an accent runner for character, without blowing your budget. Consider larger, wider tile options as a way to cut down on cost. You can even consider small amount of accent tile or backsplash in places other than the shower/tub to give your bathroom a more modern, sophisticated look.
Sure, it can be tempting to add beautiful tile to your bathroom. It gives your bathroom a luxurious appeal and showcases a touch of elegance. The drawback, though, is that large amounts of tile can run your costs up pretty significantly. Instead, consider changing the color of the walls in the bathroom with a new paint. Opt for something bright to give your bathroom a more open, airy look, or go with a neutral, classic color to let your new countertops and cabinets really pop. New paint on your bathroom walls is one of the cheapest, yet most impactful, changes you can make to your bathroom’s appearance.
With these four tips, you can give your bathroom the facelift and update that you’ve been looking without spending a fortune on your San Antonio bathroom remodeling project. Luckily, all of these are options that New Generation Kitchen and Bath offers, and we love helping customers pair their needs with their budget to find the perfect solution to give you the most bang for your buck. Come by our beautiful showroom, get creative inspiration with our bathroom visualizer, or give us a call to set up an appointment and we’ll help you get the bathroom you’ve always wanted.