There’s a surefire way you could add value to your home: The bathroom makeover. Renovating your bathroom can be a quick and easy way for you to express your flare for design, while creating a great space that future buyers or tenants are sure to appreciate.

After all, it’s a room that’s always being used! These projects can quickly cause costs to spiral out of control. Between contractors and builders, the cost for this kind of project can quickly spiral out of control.

So how can you make sure you get the most bang for your buck? Keep the following tips tucked in your back pocket when approaching your renovation.

Be practical 

The bathroom is the ideal area to indulge your luxurious tendencies – underfloor heating, glamorous tiling and swish fixtures are appealing, but sometimes the proven performers can provide the most effective result. Neutral colours, traditional finishes and hard-wearing materials can ensure that the room stands the test of time.

If you do want to splash out and make an impact, why not choose just one feature? An interesting splash back, double shower or beautiful basin can create that ‘wow’ factor without causing your finances to burst at the seams.

Keep the plumbing

A bathroom makeover doesn’t necessarily mean a complete overhaul. In fact, you could keep the existing plumbing in place and simply replace the older features with something shiny and new. This could save you thousands of dollars in reinstalling pipes and drains, and speed up the whole process.

Of course, if you take out a construction loan, you can access all the finance you need throughout the renovation process – meaning you’ll be enjoying your new bathroom in no time at all.

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