Did you ever think for one little tiny minute that renovating a bathroom on a budget was possible?  If your only plan was to repaint the walls and maybe splurge on a new shower curtain, then perhaps you found this idea attainable.  However, if you were really looking to go all out on a bathroom remodel, you probably did not think that sticking to a budget was a possibility.  If that’s the case, perhaps you have foregone this idea completely, leaving it to the next homeowner to tackle.

faux brick showerWe must stop you right here.  You CAN achieve this remodel on a budget, and at Faux Direct we have done all the research for you in order to give you the best tips and tricks.  Don’t leave it for the next guy to complete, and do the work yourself in order to add value to your home and make you more money in the long run.  Here’s how to get a bathroom remodel done on a budget:

  1. Consign. Consign, consign, consign.  We cannot stress this enough.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing antiques or gently used items from resale stores.  First of all, they typically have much more character than brand new things do.  Second of all, they cost a heck of a lot less.  Many people are using antique dressers and turning them into sink vanities.  Cut out a hole for a sink (which you could also find at a resale store), maybe repaint, and you are good to go.
  2. Faux Wall Paneling.  What’s a bathroom remodel without doing an awesome stone shower or a sweet brick backsplash behind the tub?  This is one step you don’t want to skimp out on.  However, you don’t have to go all out with spending here by using real brick or stone either.  With faux wall paneling, you will save tons of money and be able to apply it yourself.  It’s a win win situation, and the end result looks amazing.
  3. Paint. A fresh coat of paint solves a plethora of problems.  Take your favorite color from Benjamin Moore or Restoration Hardware into Lowe’s or Home Depot and they will color match for free.
  4. Flooring. If you have terribly outdated flooring, this is the one area that splurging a little bit might be beneficial.  Even so, you don’t have to go crazy.  Search for excess flooring on sites like Craigslist or Offer Up.  Often times people over purchase and have a good amount left over.  Go to a wholesale store like Floor N’ Decor so you aren’t paying top dollar.  If you can do it yourself, awesome.  If not, search Angie’s List to find a reasonably priced contractor with a coupon.