To save yourself some real money when decorating your house, you can buy old, dated or worn furniture at yard sales and thrift stores and then refinish them yourself with simple DIY skills. Creating a refreshed finish yourself is also very satisfying, and you can make your updated furniture to suit your personal taste and to fit in perfectly with your existing home décor and color scheme.
Although I’m not a hoarder I do evaluate the potential of any material when dismantling old redundant furniture or gutting a room during any home renovations, including wood, glass, metal, screws, nut and bolts, and if I think it has any worth and I have the storage space in my home workshop for it then I’ll keep it just in case I or someone else can make use of it in the future; and quite often we can.
Your fixtures are going to take up space, so choose them with care. You may opt for a vanity style sink with a cabinet underneath for storage. But if you find that you don’t require storage space under your sink, consider a pedestal sink. It has a sleek, clean look and takes up less space than a vanity style sink. If you do need under-the-sink storage space, go for a single rather than a double vanity.
Installing a new bathtub is one of the more complicated and expensive projects involved in a bathroom remodel. Not only will you have to purchase the tub itself, you will need to install surrounds and have a plumber come by for the installation. If you are just replacing the tub, and the surround can stay, your price will be lower than average. If you’re having a customized surround built, expect to pay around $3,160.
If you are keeping tabs on your carbon footprint, you may want to use materials that have been around the block. Antique tiles and recycled sinks flow well with theme of a room like this. There are an endless number of possibilities that you can consider when you’re creating your bathroom designs You can have a great looking room while saving money and being eco-friendly.