Cost-Effective Bathroom Remodeling

The tips provided here were developed as a bathroom planning assistance to those who are working with a shoestring budget.

  1. No tiled shower. A fiberglass shower unit will save you several thousands of dollars.
  2. Keep the existing floor plan as it is.
  3. Keep your existing flooring or change to the LVT flooring material.
  4. Keep the vanities & tops.
  5. If shower tile is a must consider doing the walls in a large format tile. Be careful here though. When staggering these large tiles creating the subway/brick joint look, lippage will occur. As a resolution, consider lining up the grout lines.

Note: Any of these design elements mentioned above are sometimes not something that can remain in the new design. It all depends on other elements of your new design that are a must. Also, keep in mind that when looking to do partial replacements, the finished project could return and un-balanced look of the old and the new combined. 

If you are in need of a bathroom remodel due to some sort of product failure, then the cost-effective approach maybe what you have to do. If you are looking to update, then you may consider doing a full remodel.


Here is a couple of cost-effective bathroom remodel looks.

Framed shower doors and a vinyl floor covering can offer cost savings to a bathroom remodel.


White 4 by 4 tiles and a fiberglass shower pan offer cost savings to a bathroom remodel.


A fiberglass tub surround offer cost savings to a bathroom remodel.


A framed and hinged shower combined with a fiberglass tub surround offer cost savings to a bathroom remodel.


Framed shower doors offer cost savings to a bathroom remodel.


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