The Best Way to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

If you were hoping to refresh your bathroom this year but are on a limited budget, you might be surprised at the number of options available to you that won’t break the bank. Even though the usual bathroom remodelling project would involve a lot of time, cost, and hindrance, there are ways around the conventional methods that can give your bathroom a facelift without too much trouble.

Do Your Own Installations

Simply getting rid of your old bath, basin, and toilet, and then replacing them, but doing the work yourself, can save you hundreds of pounds. Often, what we’re paying for when getting a new bathroom is the cost of labour. If you’re able to do the bulk of it yourself, then your savings potential is high. However, some of these fittings are heavy and can be dangerous if lifted by one person, and an accident occurs, so it pays to invest in equipment such as trolleys to move fittings around.

Don’t Move Major Plumbing

One of the more costly activities is changing the plumbing, such as where the waste pipe for the toilet goes, or where the hot water gets piped into the bath taps. Moving around the bathroom suites and connected plumbing is one of the most expensive things you can do when it comes to renovating a bathroom, so if you can resist the urge, then it’s best to keep your taps and waste pipes where they are.

Do Your Own Painting and Tiling

Probably one of the easiest things you can do to make a cheap bathroom renovation is to do the painting. There are several areas of your bathroom that can be recoated with some anti-mildew paint, such as the ceiling, or upper parts of the walls. Doors and door frames can be finished with a gloss. Once you’ve done that, you might be surprised at how much this has spruced up the interior. If you’re feeling up to it, then re-tiling by yourself will also reduce finances. However, if you’re feeling in any doubt about your ability to tile, then this is one job you’d better leave to the professionals.

Design Your Own Bathroom

Our last tip on renovating your bathroom on a budget must be to do your own design. It can be nice to call in the help of professionals when needed, but if you can’t afford it, you’ll be pleased to know that bathrooms can easily be remodeled on your own these days, just by taking a look at a bath store showroom, measuring for size, and talking to one of the expert salesmen. If you do undertake the redesign yourself, then it certainly helps if you leave the fixtures, and the plumbing, in place.

Make it Enjoyable

Overall, you might find doing the bathroom designs yourself rewarding and a lot of fun. If you’re interested in finding out more about some of our bathroom products for your new design, J.M.G. Bathrooms are based at Enterprise House, Ashford Road, Ashford Common, Middlesex, TW15 1XB. Our showroom is open from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays and public holidays.

You can call our showroom direct on 01784 422 086 or email us on if you have any questions. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings as a corner shop selling plumbing supplies in 2003 to now being the leading supply service for bathroom accessories and fittings in Ashford and throughout Middlesex.