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How to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation

Are you looking to redo your bathroom without breaking the bank? Here are some tips on how to save on your CT bathroom remodel. The first and most important tip is to:

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Have a plan

Sometimes our budget doesn't initially seem like it includes working with an architect or CT interior designer, but in the long run, be assured that the money is well spent and, in the bigger picture, saved. Your interior design professional will help you with goal setting, budget, design, and making sure your timeline is realistic.


Keep Plumbing Where It Is

Using the existing piping will save you lots of time and money. Relocating fixtures like the bathtub and the toilet are big tasks not meant for beginners. Moving plumbing fixtures could cost you around $5,000 or more each time.

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Spruce up Your Mirror

Just like a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room, the right frame at a fraction of the price of a more oversized hanging mirror can completely transform your bathroom. A frame will also hide any age-related wear and flaking around the edges to give it a more updated look.

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How to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation: Update Your Toilet

Here's some potty talk you want to join: When remodeling your bathroom, don't toss the toilet on the curb. Replace your toilet seat and lid. Dodge plumber installation fees while keeping it simple and giving your toilet a renewed look and feel.

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Buy Vintage

Salvage can be intimidating and time-consuming, but the excellent find is always worth it! Start by checking out flea markets, antique stores, resellers, and auctions. The more you search and shop, the more efficient you will be at it. You can also salvage and repurpose things like cast iron tubs, sinks, and even light fixtures … anything that fits your personality and you want to put effort into and make your own can save you money!

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Consider Open Shelves

A bathroom is a private place (unless you have toddlers), but open shelving can provide the same spacious aesthetic in smaller square footage and a less weighty wallet hit than cabinets. A few drawers or covered baskets on high shelves can house your items, and your colorful towels, pretty soaps and washes, and other bathroom decor don't have to hide in a dark closet any longer!

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The Vanity of Furniture

Are you tired of that old vanity? Do you want to spice things up a little? Try hunting antique and vintage dressers at antique stores and flea markets in CT. It's not hard to carve out a little space to hide plumbing and seal drawers that need to stay fixed in one place, and you can set a sink in it or on it. No one will have another as you have, and you won't have to break the bank for a run-of-the-mill piece.

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Alternatives to Tile

The bath doesn't have to have tile to the ceiling: consider alternatives like reclaimed wood panels, board, batten, or bead board as high-end-looking tile replacements. Wood requires more maintenance and gives off a much warmer, comforting vibe than tile.

How to save on your bathroom renovation is just as crucial as the remodel itself. Don't miss the tips and enjoy the process and your new and improved bathroom!


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