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Where to Splurge and Where to Save in Your Bathroom

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Remodeling your home is exciting, but it can also be stressful. Between scheduling contractors, picking tiles, and all of the other items on your to-do list, you probably have a lot on your mind. When financing these changes to your home, it’s important to be mindful about where it’s okay to save a few bucks, and where you should make an investment. If you’re debating where to splurge and where to save in your bathroom, here are a few pro tips:

Where to Splurge:

Some items in your bathroom will need to be replaced more frequently than others. Splurging on the following items will create a bigger impact in your bathroom, and can help you save money in the long run.

  • The Necessities
    • Things like plumbing and electricity are things you should splurge on to make sure they’re done right. A burst pipe due to bad insulation or an electrical problem can not only be a safety hazard, but can cause you a lot more money in the long run.
  • Long Haul
    • Invest in systems that are built to last. If you know you want something like heated floors, it’s best to get those now. Down the line it will be much more difficult to put those in under an already finished floor.
  • Customize
    • If there’s an odd space that you need to work with, invest in some customized cabinets with the features that your want. It will save you time, and will ensure that you don’t end up with a space that seems almost perfect.
  • Experienced Help
    • Hire people that know what they’re doing. Experienced help can help you get the job done quickly, well and up to code, so you don’t have any problems down the road.

Tips for Saving:

There are a few items in which you can cut costs in your bathroom remodel in order to both stay on budget, and splurge a little more on the items that will make the biggest impact. Here are a few options.

  • Easy Replacements
    • If you are concerned about the amount of money you have to work with right now, you can save a little more money on things that are easily replaced later. If you don’t have enough for that cabinetry you’ve always wanted, pick something slightly cheaper. Cabinets are easily replaceable down the road, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of extra spending.
  • Update instead of replace
    • While some older features may need to be replaced, others can be updated and look as good as new. Looking into refinishing your bathtub and deep cleaning your tile may be a good solution.
  • Recycle
    • Always ask if there are any remnants for materials that you want to work with. If you are using smaller stone slabs for a countertop for instance, you can get remnants of already worked on pieces for a fraction of the price.
  • Upcycle
    • If you already have some items that are in good shape, though maybe a little dated, upcycle them! Look up some DIY tricks and add some new paint or handles to give your items new life.

A bathroom remodel is a big undertaking, so whether you’re renovating a new home, or just finally getting the opportunity to start the process, it’s important that you budget wisely. To learn more, contact us today!

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