When it comes to bathroom remodelling, many people think that being on a budget doesn’t allow being innovative or creative. Nothing could be further from the truth. You can have a truly inspired bathroom and maintain your budget if you can only get a little creative.
When you’re planning to update your old bathroom, it’s a good idea to list your bathroom ideas first so you have a clear cut idea of what you want your bathroom to become. The better you plan in the beginning, the less chance you’ll waste a lot of money changing your mind during the process, or at the end because you don’t like the outcome. At the outset, make sure you have a clear idea of the things that you want to put in your bathroom.
Bathrooms, like kitchens go out of style. What was popular in terms of appliances and fixtures even ten years ago can seem dated today. This is one of the main reasons why people want to remodel their bathrooms as frequently as they do. An up-to-date, well designed bathroom gives the whole house a modern, functional feel and adds both living value and price value to the home.
With any creative project, bathroom remodelling included, it’s good to have an “anything goes” phase at the outset when any idea is up for grabs with no consideration for cost or practicality. Start making a list and don’t hold back. If double sinks sounds good, write it down. Steam room? Why not? If a friend suggests a Roman tub and that sounds good to you, write it down.
Not everyone has an easy time imagining a great bathroom. If imagination is not your strong suit, don’t worry. You can get great bathroom ideas from magazines and on the internet. Many people have very clear ideas of spectacular bathrooms. You can just borrow from them, and then incorporate some of your own embellishment. Start a file of pictures from magazines.
Once you’ve gotten all your ideas out of your head and onto paper, it’s time to narrow down the options. Start to think about which innovative ideas are most important to you. Chances are you can’t do everything on your list.
One option is to consider giving yourself one idea from your list as a treat (maybe that Jacuzzi tub?). Another option is to apply the creative ideas you’ve written down, and get even more creative and use cheaper materials. For example, if you want a Mediterranean look and style, do some research. A hint of the right colors here, the right textures there and some careful online shopping for inexpensive faucets can give you the look and feel you want without the cost.
For some people, cost is not a limiting factor. For those folks who can afford help from bathroom designers, pricey architects and contractors, more power to them. For the rest of us, we’re not limited to cheap form and function. There is no reason why we can’t have a new and inspired bathroom. With a little work and a lot of creativity, it can be done.