How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom renovation doesn’t have to break the bank.

Newly remodeled bathrooms might get potential buyers in the door, but you won’t fully make back what you spend. According to Remodeling magazine, a midrange bathroom remodel costs an average of $17,908 and only recoups about 65.7 percent in resale value.

So how can you get the most value for your money?

Keep Your Layout

When you have to move plumbing lines and fixtures, it gets expensive. In fact, this is usually the top factor that drives up the price of most renovation projects. You can save significantly by keeping your bathroom layout.

If you need to move certain fixtures, talk to a designer or general contractor about how to go about it in a low-cost way, with as little movement of your plumbing lines as possible.

Limit Tile Work

Tile is a must-have in a new bathroom design. It’s on-trend, easy to clean and most of all, gorgeous! But instead of configuring an all-tile shower stall with expensive, glassy mosaic patterns, try to find a happy medium, using expensive tile as accents in a more cost-effective design.

Outside of the shower stall, consider a wallcovering that’s cheaper, like bead board, or settle for paint instead of high-end tile.

Choose Energy-Efficient Fixtures

When selecting new fixtures, always opt for energy efficiency. Get low-flow shower heads and efficient toilets so you use less water. This is a great selling point if you’re thinking about listing your home. Plus, it will lower your water bill and help you recoup the cost of your bathroom renovation.

Make Countertops the Focal Point

If you’re going to spend money anywhere, save it for your countertops. Even though dual sinks will take up much of the space, choose countertops that draw the eye in. It’s the easiest way to make a statement and get your bathroom to stand out.

Trust Intermountain Stone for Quality at an Affordable Price

Are you looking for granite, quartz or marble vanity tops that fit your bathroom renovation budget? Look no further. Intermountain Stone & Marble Company is here to help. We specialize in fine materials and quality workmanship — two key ingredients to a long-lasting bathroom countertop installation. Call us today for more information!

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