Remodeling your bathroom fast

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Home Improvement

When you want to give your bathroom a facelift, you may not have the available funds that you want to create the best space possible.  If you are on a tight budget, there are some ways to update your bathrooms look and do it for less.  There are so many options when it comes to redoing your bath.  With the right designing and planning, you can create a beautiful bathroom of any size. 

The following is a few ways to get you started on your budget bathroom if you are tackling the job your self.  The first thing that you need to do is to define your space.  It is very unusual to find a huge bathroom.  If your bath is really small, you may be able to enlarge it.  If you cannot make the room bigger, then you will have to think carefully about what you want to have in that room and where it is going to be placed. 

Once you have the spaced planned out, it is time to figure out where you are going to put everything.  Think about where you want the tub, and sink and make sure that you plan for plumbing and things associated with it. 

The next step is thinking about the type of fixtures that you want it your room. If your fixtures are out of date, that can mean a lot in the rooms appearance.  Spruce up your faucets and other things like towel bars, racks, and mirrors.  You can make a huge impact on any bathroom with putting in new features like these. 

If you want to change your necessities like the tub, toilet and sink, think about what you want and what you can afford.  If you have always wanted a whirlpool tub, maybe now is the time to get one.  Think about your space and if you will have enough room for one not only in the room but also in your budget.  Up date your toilet and sink if it is in the budget too.  Changing these items can really make a big difference when it comes to the look of your room. 

If you are changing things like the toilet, tub and sink, then check out the plumbing while you are there.  Make sure that everything is working properly and if anything looks like it needs replaced go ahead and do this now.  It may seem like a lot, but it will save you time and money later. You do not want to put new items in if the plumbing is old and worn out. 

If you do not have the money for any of the items above, think about doing one great project at a time.  The first thing that you can start with is the floor.  Changing the floor from an outdated look to an up dated one can really give your bathroom a pick up.  This is an easy fix and can buy you some time till you can afford the rest.  Think small, make one change, and you will feel better about the space you spend so much time in such as the bathroom.