If your bathroom is looking a little shabby, you might want to do it up, but are worried that your small budget won’t cover the cost. When money is tight but things around the house need doing, it can be tricky working out ways to get them done.

As parents, most of our money goes on our kids. Feeding them lots of healthy foods, buying them clothes and shoes, and paying for all their clubs and activities. It can be hard to balance your spending when you have kids, especially when you need to pay out for something big like a bathroom revamp.


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That being said, there are lots of simple ways that you can make it easier for yourself to afford your bathroom revamp. Intrigued? Yes – then make sure to keep reading below, for our four top tips:

  1. Paint and tile

While tiling your bathroom all over looks great, it isn’t cost-effective. Tiling your whole bathroom can be expensive, especially when you work out how much it would cost to hire a contractor. Instead of having the whole bathroom tiled, only have half of each wall done, and then paint the rest of the room.

When it comes to painting the rest of the room, don’t hire a contractor, do the work yourself. It might take a while, but if you want to save money, doing the painting yourself is a must.

  1. Opt for lino flooring

While tile flooring might look nice and last for years, it’s incredibly expensive. So if you are on a budget, it’s much better to opt for flooring that is cheaper, such as lino flooring.

You might not like the idea of using lino, but it’s functional, can last well if taken care of, and is cheap to buy and replace. Plus, lino is also super easy to lay, so you could easily lay it yourself, instead of hiring someone to do it for you.

  1. Look for deals on white goods

When it comes to replacing your shower, bath, sink, and toilet, this is the most expensive part of your bathroom revamp. The key is to look out for deals on white goods so that you don’t blow your whole budget on them.

If you have a look online, you can find lots of deals on cheap toilets and other white goods. Or, if you can’t find any deals, you could always have a look at second-hand white goods. As long as they are in good condition and match the style that you want, there is no reason not to get them.

  1. Do as much of the work yourself as possible

Contractors can be incredibly expensive, so if you are on a budget, it’s best to do as much of the work yourself, as possible. It might take a little longer to get your bathroom completed, but at least you won’t have blown your budget.

It can be hard doing up your bathroom when money is tight, but if you follow the tips above, you can make it easier for yourself.