How to Stay on Budget During Your Bathroom Remodel

Many people assume that remodeling their bathroom will result in a huge bill they can’t afford. While it’s true that you can spend tens of thousands of dollars remodeling your bathroom, it’s also true that you can stick to a reasonable budget. It just takes a little restraint and educating yourself about the latest remodeling practices.


The bathtub is a great place to save a little money during your remodel. If you have a worn or damaged bathtub, don’t assume you have to replace it. It’s often possible to have a bathtub relining done. Bathtub relining looks great and costs a fraction of the price of a new tub. A technician will fit a new bathtub liner over the existing surface of your current bathtub. These liners are affordable and can last for 20 years or more.

Don’t Move the Plumbing

Keeping the plumbing in its current location can save you thousands of dollars. It might be tempting to change everything up, but moving sinks, toilets, showers and tubs isn’t easy. It can cost upwards of $5000 to move plumbing fixtures around, so it’s wise to avoid moving them if at all possible.

Frame Your Mirror

Even if your mirror is a bland, builder-grade rectangle, you don’t have to replace it to get a modern, updated look. All you have to do is frame it. If you’re handy and have the tools at home, this is easy to do yourself. If not, it’s still cheaper to pay someone to make you a frame than to replace your mirror. Mirror frames look great and will help you save a little money.

If you’re trying to remodel your bathroom on a budget, don’t despair. It’s entirely possible to get a beautiful bathroom for a reasonable price. It does take a little more time to plan and prepare than if you’re not concerned about money, but it’s entirely doable.