If your home’s bathroom does need a full tear-out but your budget is limited, you might spread out the work over time, having just a few changes done as you can afford them. To decide which change should be done first, start with updates that will help prevent water leaks and other damage to your home. For example, a new tile installed in the bathtub will protect against water leaks in the shower area. Replacing a chipped or broken bathroom floor tile will ensure the home’s subfloor doesn’t absorb humidity from the bathroom. New tile will then protect the home’s structure from damage and potential mold growth.
Once you’ve made changes to the bathroom that will protect your home, consider updates that might save you money on your utilities. A stylish low-flow toilet can look much better than an outdated and dingy commode, while also using far less water per flush. New low-flow faucets and showerheads can also make your home’s bathroom look more modern or bring added warmth and style to the space while reducing your everyday water consumption. Adding storage to the home’s bathroom might also be a priority so that you’re not using valuable space in a bedroom or hallway closet to store linens and toiletries. A bathroom’s footprint can be reworked to add a linen closet, or you might have shelving inserts created along one wall for storage. A new vanity under the sink or small shelves around a bathroom mirror can provide needed storage, while also adding visual interest and texture to the space.