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Savvy DIY ~ How to Save Money on a Bathroom Redesign

How to Save Money on a Bathroom Redesign

The bathroom is one of the best places in your home to redesign. You spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and sprucing it up is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value if you’re planning to move any time in the future. But redoing a bathroom can be incredibly expensive, so here are some of my best tips for saving money on a bathroom redesign!

Don’t Move Things Around


It may be tempting to take your shower and put it in a different corner, or move your sink further from the toilet, but re-plumbing is time consuming and very expensive work. Rather than replacing the entire toilet, just replace the lid and give it a good scrub down. And instead of replacing your entire sink, get a new faucet instead, and leave the rest (or repaint it if you have a sink/cabinet combo!) Both of these will give you a great new look without spending thousands on having plumbing redone. If you hate the look of your old, ugly radiator, rather than taking it out completely in lieu of expensive heated flooring, why not have it perform double duty as a stylish heated towel rack? Take a look at the article that’s on Easy Home Concepts to see some great options!

Go Thrifting


There’s nothing wrong with hitting the thrift store to get unique pieces for a low price. The thrift store is great for items like shelving, vanities, mirrors, unique accent tiles, cool vintage artwork, and light fixtures. All of these are widely available in most thrift stores, and most only require a little bit of TLC to get them looking like new again. When your friends or family ask where you got the awesome chandelier or cool 40s style vanity, you can tell them it’s one-of-a-kind! Saying this though, if there happens to be no luck with going thrifting, buying a double sink vanity, for example, online may be an option worth considering. Look out for sale option too, as who wouldn’t want to save a bit of money?

Change the Little Things


If you’re on a very restricted budget, don’t ignore the little things. Changing around tiny things in the room can make a big difference with only a small amount of money. Look into updating the light fixtures to something more your style, buy some new and interesting bathmats, and get your hands on a luxe fabric shower curtain (the splurge really makes a big difference, after all the shower curtain is most likely a main focal point of the room!). Replacing the drawer pulls on cabinets and drawers is another cost effective way to update the room, as is, of course, giving everything a new coat of paint! I already mentioned painting the cabinets can make a big difference, but the walls, doors, and trim can probably use a pick-me-up too. Update them with a light taupe colour or make the room pop with a unique accent wall. Painting the door the same colour as the walls can be an unexpected and cool touch.

So there you have it, redesigning a bathroom doesn’t have to cost thousands, and it can even be a pretty easy endeavour if you choose your updates wisely! Click here to find out more about the towel racks that were talked about earlier. Now enjoy decorating your bathroom, without breaking the bank!


  • Deborah W.

    These are great tips. Doing small, simple things can make such a change in a room. I love thrifting and finding great accent pieces.

  • Kristen Schwarz

    These are some great ideas! Our bathroom is so dull and boring, so i’ve been really wanting to update it. I love the idea to go thrifting. You can find so many different things at secondhand stores, garage sales, auctions for super cheap!

    • mcushing7

      And recycling old furniture is so “Green”! You are saving trees using what we already have instead of sending it to the dump! I love DIY and remaking old pieces to masterpieces!

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    These are such great ideas. I need to save money whenever I can. Home remodeling can be so expensive. Thank you so much for sharing

  • Robin Creager

    Great ideas! We have a place called “RE-STORE” where contractors donate, sell their left over hardware (tile, fixtures, furniture). Everything re-modeling. I love this place. I loved your tip about not moving things around because of the plumbing. Great advise!

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