Bathroom Remodeling Cost Part 2: Where to Save

When planning bathroom remodeling costs, where to save & where to splurge matter. Part 2 of this post covers where to save on bathroom remodeling costs

In a previous post, we talked about bathroom remodeling costs and where it is important to spend a little more money to get higher quality appliances. Here we are going to take the opposite approach: we will discuss areas that can look luxurious without you having to pay a luxurious amount!


#1 ToiletBathroom Remodeling Cost for Toilet

If your toilet is working well, you don’t need to replace it. In fact, it will be more cost-effective if you don’t. It will save you plumber installation fees and the cost of buying a new one. Instead, think about just replacing the seat and the lid. This will help your toilet to look new without the new price tag. It is also not necessary to get the latest and greatest toilet – while they may look “fun”, they are not proven to work any better than standard toilets, so this is a great place to save on your bathroom remolding cost.

#2 Leftover Tiles

Tiles can make bathroom deigns really stand out. Unfortunately, if you have a lot of surface area, tiling can quickly become expensive. The solution? Look up the tile online at sites such as Craigslist and eBay. Chances are, there is someone there selling leftover tiles from their remodel. This is one way to help you cut cost because many times people will sell the tiles at a much lower price. Once you have bought all you can, go back to the store and match the rest that you need there. Just a little work can help to save on your bathroom remodeling cost.

#3 Make your own vanity

Vanities can be very expensive, but they don’t have to be. If you read our blog post about splurging, you are probably thinking something along the lines of “wait a minute didn’t you just tell us that we need to splurge on the cabinetry?” Yes, yes I did. And these two ideas work together. With the cabinetry you need to splurge by buying wood that is high quality. This will make it so that it doesn’t warp or get ruined in a damp environment. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy one of those expensive vanity tables that everyone has, which would quickly drive up your bathroom remodel cost.

Instead, consider making your own vanity! Hit up garage sales and thrift stores. Find an old antique table with good wood. Once you buy that it’s easy to cut holes on the top and the back for the sink and the plumbing. Not only will you have a one-of-a-kind vanity but you will also have more money in your pocket to splurge on other parts of the bathroom. That seems like a winning situation.


Bathroom remodels don’t need to break the bank to look good. There are many unique ways in which you can save money and still have your dream bathroom. Talk to our team! They will work with you to find solutions that work with your budget.