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Five Easy Do-it-Yourself Steps How to Remodel a Bathroom Within a Budget!

Updated on October 17, 2020
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A bathroom makeover can be very expensive if you have to pay a repairman. Why not do it yourself? Do it yourself is the simple, easy and inexpensive ways to up your property value and upgrade the quality of the bathroom.
A bathroom makeover can be very expensive if you have to pay a repairman. Why not do it yourself? Do it yourself is the simple, easy and inexpensive ways to up your property value and upgrade the quality of the bathroom.

If you curious how to remodel the bathroom and do-it-yourself

There are many ways to remodel a bathroom, ranging from exchanging out the uselessness to remove the unwanted, or you can start from scratch. Remodeling a bathroom is a reliable home investment. All you need is time, smart planning, the right fixtures, tools, and the ability to complete the work with budget-friendly tips.

It is helpful to know how to transform your old bathroom into an impressive fresh one. It will give you the power to renovate your own bathroom. You can make your bathroom look great with patience and bathroom remodels ideas.

Remodeling the bathroom means thinking about what elements in your bathroom you most like to draw attention to, what you want to upgrade, and what you want to remove and throw out.

These numbers are a general estimate of the price, the cost to upgrade the necessity of the bathroom.

  • New Toilet: $185
  • New Sink: $125
  • New Tub: $550
  • New Floor Tile: $750
  • New Countertop Tile and Mortar: $225
  • New Cabinets: $325
  • New Vanity Cabinet: $250
  • Plumbing Materials and Labor: $2500
  • Miscellaneous Building Materials and Supplies: $475

Now you want to gather the essential tools and supplies for DIY bathroom remodeling, you will need the following below:

  • Safety mask
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Caulking gun
  • Silicone sealant
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Spackle knife
  • Spackle
  • Stud finder
  • Power drill
  • Pry bar
  • Bucket
  • Chisel
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Hacksaw
  • Utility knife
  • Chalk line
  • Extension cord

A Few Optional Tools I recommend for the best result and very handy in case of a water spill or save you space and time:

  • Wet-dry Shop-Vac: It's needed because it is quick to drain water in case of a water spill while removing the sink, or the toilet during a repair.
  • A cordless drill: it's recommended because it's so much easier to move around and its free up space in the outlet where space is limited for different power tools.

Here are a few steps how to renovate the bathroom on a budget.

Step one: What you want to do is plan what really has to be done, what kind of remodeling your desires, and then learn how to build on an already furnished foundation to bring out the best element of the old furniture.

Also, you want to know how much to contribute to either new fixtures, flooring, tiling, new cabinetry, sink, shower head, fresh paint, new tiles, and accessories but, I recommend building on the old one that is worth refurbishing to stay in budget. Begin by planning out your bathroom restoration step-by-step, so you will know what to expect.

Proper planning has to be there for Smooth Transitions. You should set a regulated arrangement in place to say no to using up thoughts when you are partly into your tears down procedure.

There is no motivating reason to hurry things up before you finish the remodification. If you need to spare money out of the entire method, it is a welcome thought to do everything that you can do with no one else’s input.

Step Two: Next, set a budget and compare prices. Search online for various manufacturer websites, also for the best pricing and the best warranties. You can choose manufacturers, according to your budget.

Setting a budget is imperative. Nowadays, it is easy to find prices through a web search. As you will purchase various materials that are a means to compare the best and affordable price will help to cut costs, according to your budget and verify the quality of materials.

Step Three: Try to keep the work as simple as possible. Try to keep renovation as simple as possible, only to replace what is necessary. Simplicity is beautiful. Remember, you need a simple but elegant bathroom. Just place everything in the right place.

Also, remember for a bathroom to function accurately, it requires excellent lighting. Although you want to keep the renovation as simple as possible, you will want to make sure that the light fixtures are visible and in the best location.

Step Four: Execute Your Plan. Set the step-by-step approach to remodel the bathroom. You should know what you want to replace, how much you are spending, and ready to remodel.

Remember, execution is more important than planning. So try to execute your plan correctly. When you get ready to put it all together: complete everything in such a way that will never exceed your budget. Since refreshing, a tired bathroom will require a total overhaul. So you should know how to add style and charm at an affordable price.

Sample of remodel bathroom
Sample of remodel bathroom

Step Five: Start Renovation. Pick a counter or sink, if using a vanity and a countertop, choose the countertop first.

Steps to replace your old sink

• Turn the existing sink’s water supply off
• Remove the sink and also remove sealant or any caulking
• Set up the new sink in the current space
• Seal the sink into space by caulking the edges
• Turn on the water supply

Steps to change the flooring of your bathroom

Remove your bathroom’s old flooring
Lay down the new flooring and measure the exact fit
Cut the new flooring as needed
Make the revealed portion of the existing surface even
Clean the surface using Dehumidifiers to remove any excess moisture
Apply an adhesive on the floor
Lay the tiles or the flooring
If need, seal the floor using grout or other caulking
Let the floor dry completely.

If you are thinking of remodeling the bathroom but are not sure if you should, I would recommend you to go for it. If you are concerned about expenses and if it is worth considering, remember that remodeling will grow the value of your home, and because you are renovating the bathroom your self it is well worth your time, and you have nothing to lose.

You can be a first-timer thinking about remodeling as I was when I took on the renovation of my bathroom. Remember, a well-designed modern bathroom should be beautiful, indestructible, and functional all at a time. Also, if you find yourself lost, do as I did, browse designer showrooms online, and compare prices to get affordable prices and inspirational ideas.

Try to adopt a simple design and implement it. If you want to do the work yourself, please avoid doing something that will become tough for you. Be very careful and keen on doing the entire task. Remember, this is your work, so try to complete it with excellent efforts. According to your budget, that will help you cut off some extra costs.

Bathroom Remodeling with Wall and Floor Tile

Final Result

© 2015 Pam Morris

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