Monday, August 1, 2011

Use a checklist to keep your bathroom reno on budget

With so many options to choose from in terms of bathroom accessories and fixtures for your renovation, it's quite easy to fall off your budget and splurge on a piece that you don't need (do you really need that $6,000 talking toilet?). If you're on a budget for your bathroom makeover, creating a checklist is the most important thing to do before you start purchasing.

Besides preventing you from spending money on things you don't need, a checklist will also allow you to minimize errors when it comes to the right sizes and models.

"Draw a floor plan of your bathroom and take the time to measure the space you have to work with," explains Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News.

Whether it's purchasing a bathroom vanity or a bathtub, having a physical list of things that you're going to need and their specifications will allow you to see the bigger picture, eliminating purchasing errors, as well as the desire to buy exorbitant pieces that can easily be substituted with less expensive alternatives.