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Three Smart Ways to Save On Your Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom renovations can be among the most costly house improvement projects. However, given they also yield some of the highest returns on sales, they can be well worth your time, effort, and money. 

During a bathroom renovation there will be times when you may need to spend money on higher quality products; however you might be happy to know that making money-saving choices won’t always mean sacrificing quality. 

With that in mind, here are three smart ways to save on your bathroom renovation. 

1. Do Simple Installations Yourself, But Know When To Use A Professional

Avid DIYers will be raring to go when it comes to a new bathroom renovation project; however ask your bathroom renovator which tasks can be done yourself and which tasks require a professional before jumping head first into your project. 
 
A home handyman might focus on installing the simpler bathroom fixtures, fittings and accessories to see a savings in the overall renovation. Think along the lines of towel rails, soap dishes, and toilet roll holders. 
 
But keep in mind that your renovator is a professional for a reason – they know what needs to be done to get the job finished on time and to minimise any potential serious problems. 
 

2. Shop Around For Prices On Big Ticket Items, But Ask Your Renovator For Deals

Whether you’re going for a beach, classic, or designer theme, shop around for prices on the big bathroom items, such as your basin, bath, and vanity. The volume of colours, textures, and materials available can seem overwhelming, but the prices can lead you in the right direction. 
 
For example, if recycled stone is cheaper than traditional stone but has a lower price and similar look, you may choose to go with the recycled to save money without sacrificing beauty. 
 
Another tip: when you’ve found the look of your dreams, ask your renovator if they know where you can get the items at sale price, or if there is a like product available for a lower cost. 
 

3. Roll Up Your Sleeves And Get Busy, But Don’t Go Overboard

Even if you’re planning to have a bathroom renovator come in and do a bulk of your project, you can get the ball rolling – and save money – by removing tiles, vanities, fixtures, and accessories that you are planning to replace. Proceed with caution however and ensure that you switch off all plumbing going into your bathroom. Saving money is part of your overall plan, not spending more if you accidentally snag a pipe in the process. 
 
Discuss the labour versus supply costs with your renovator to determine if doing preparatory work yourself will see an actual savings. 
 
The transformational process of a bathroom renovation can completely change the look of the space while adding huge value to your home. Whether you plan on living in your home for years to come or selling it for profit, saving money on a bathroom renovation with the these tips is simple! 
 
Doing some more research? Discover some of the most common issues you might encounter during a bathroom renovation. At Nu-Look we strive to get these problems right the first time! Give us a call to discuss your upcoming bathroom renovation today: 02 6171 0524.

4. LOOK TO TERRACOTTA TILES FOR FLOORING

A Mediterranean flavour is not just popular in food, it’s also making a comeback through terracotta tiling. As more homeowners consider warmer tones in the kitchen, terracotta tiled floors are the perfect addition to bring charm and character into a space. While you may be thinking of the high shining terracotta tiling of the 80s that looks quite dated, the reintroduction of this texture in the kitchen is anything but uninviting. When a matt finish is applied, terracotta floor tiling can give your kitchen a great calm which is exactly what homeowners are looking for in the digital age.

5. GO ALL OUT WITH SPLASHBACK

If you think that your options are limited when it comes to materials to use for a splashback then think again. The right splashback will complement the entire design of your kitchen and can tie together all the other elements for an eye-catching look.

If you have a particularly well-groomed garden then a glass window splashback may be the right choice for you. Not only does this option make your kitchen feel more spacious, the glass window splashback can give extra lighting, cutting down the need for artificial light (and in the process driving down electricity costs).

Splashbacks are also a great option to introduce some artistic expression in your kitchen. Through different tiling layouts or even mosaics, your kitchen splashback can be focal feature that most expresses your signature style in the space.

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