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Remodeling the bathroom can be as simple as refinishing the existing furniture, painting, and laying some tile. You don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to transform your bathroom into a room that you enjoy walking into on a daily basis. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a week to refinish your bathroom either. We can show you several things that can be completed in a single weekend as a DIY project if you’re up to the task. Here are four budget-slashing ideas for remodeling your bathroom.

Decide What Stays and What Goes

You don’t have to demolish everything or throw everything out. Take a good look at your bathroom and decide what you want to keep and refinish or repurpose in some way. You may decide to keep the vanity and the hanging cabinet for the storage they provide. That’s perfectly okay and means that you don’t have to buy shelving for new storage options.

Splurge on Small Things

You don’t have to spend a fortune on the big things. They can be as basic and plain as they need to be. Splurge on the small things. Buy artwork, a nice vase, an amazing mirror, and a fancy shower curtain. We aren’t suggesting that you nickel and dime your budget away, but definitely put more into the details than the bigger items.

Refinish What You Can

The hanging cabinet can be refinished and have new hardware installed. Consider removing the doors to create the illusion of floating shelving and use decorative baskets to organize your storage. Paint the vanity and build built-in storage shelves and drawers to maximize storage. Use baskets to organize everything under the vanity. Check out our other blog post from this month for more great ideas! Go with custom artwork where possible.

Don’t Move Anything

Moving plumbing is one of the most expensive things you can do during a bathroom remodel. Leave the toilet, tub, shower, and sink where they are. There are plenty of other ways to refinish your bathroom without adding plumbing to the project.

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Revitalizing your bathroom doesn’t have to feel like a monumental task. Many homeowners find that they have a renewed sense of pride when they take the time to refinish a few things instead of tearing it all out to be replaced. Give us a call at 347-695-1882 if you’re considering remodeling or resurfacing your bathroom and would like some assistance.