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How to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget

All remodeling projects should have a budget, but some may be more flexible than others. If you want to keep your budget on your next bathroom project, use these tips to keep costs manageable.

Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

Make a Plan and Stick to It

One of the main reasons projects go over budget is because the original plan was too vague or because the plan was modified too many times during the project. Make a detailed plan so you have a good idea of what your budget will be, and then stick to it throughout the project.

Keep the Footprint

Big changes to the bathroom such as increases in square footage and moving plumbing fixtures can add to costs significantly. Base your plan around working with what you have and you can allocate your budget to other features you want.


You might have to get creative with storage, especially in situations where square footage is limited. Use upper wall space for shelves to maximize every inch of your bathroom’s space.

Go Soft on Permanent Fixtures

It might be tempting to go with very unique fixtures, but these could also be off-putting to potential buyers in the future. Stick with more traditional and neutral choices for the permanent features of your bathroom, and then jazz it up with your favorite rugs, shower curtains and window treatments.


The lighting in a bathroom can have a profound effect on its aesthetic. Softer lighting can bring a nice, calming feel to the bathroom, but make sure to have bright lights around the mirror to avoid shadows.

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.