1. Stick to a Basic Layout
Sticking to a basic layout is one of the best ways to save money when working with a small bathroom.
2. Reuse What You Can
One of the best ways to save money on a bathroom renovation is to reuse as many of your existing fixtures and fittings as possible.
3. Spend Time Doing Product and Brand Research
Bathroom materials come in a variety of options and price points, according to John Bodrozic, so it's important to do your research.
4. Consider Your Flooring Carefully
If you're on a tight budget, laminate or vinyl flooring are good choices because looks like expensive materials like stone or tile.
5. Get Creative With Storage
If you don't require fancy built-in cabinetry, consider open shelves or repurposed furniture for storage.
6. Shop on Amazon
Purchasing bathroom items on Amazon rather than a big-box store like Lowe's saves us hundreds of dollars.
7. Visit Salvage Warehouses
These are typically discounted due to a minor scratch or knick. We never know what the problem is and always save more than 40%.
8. Be Smart About Shower Replacements
When remodeling the shower, use a fiberglass basin instead of tile to save at least $800.
9. Refinish the Tub
Instead of replacing fiberglass tubs, refinish/reglaze them. There are vendors who can do this and provide a lifetime warranty.
10. Install Fixtures Yourself
If you are replacing your faucets and showerhead, there is most likely a video online that will walk you through the installation of your model.