Budget Bathroom Renovations: Cabinets

So you want to renovate your bathroom but you’re strapped for cash. Don’t give up your dream; renovate your bathroom on the cheap. And all it starts with your cabinetry. Because custom cabinets can cost so much, you might decide to take on the work yourself and save big. But you don’t have to be a master carpenter to create gorgeous custom cabinetry. By using a few parlor tricks and thinking outside of the box, you can create your own budget bathroom makeover and have the perfect bathroom for the perfect price.

What you already have

The cheapest cabinet is the one that’s already installed. Unless your cabinetry is seriously damaged, you may want to consider revamping your old cabinetry to save money on your bathroom makeover. Painting techniques that simulate wood, stone or other materials can transform your boring bathroom vanity into the centerpiece of your bathroom. Sometimes all it takes is something as simple as a change of knobs and hardware to create a fresh new look without blowing your bathroom renovation budget.

Custom cabinet workers can also transform your bathroom cabinets, without even coming to your home. By removing your old cabinet doors and drawers, a custom cabinet maker can reface your doors and drawers into the cabinets of your dreams without a price that will give you nightmares.

Buying from the Box

If you’re determined to install new cabinets, you may want to consider installing factory premades. A factory built cabinet may not be custom made, but with a little ingenuity and some elbow grease, it can become a work all your own. Stacking cabinets, cutting down heights and widths, flipping top and bottoms or even Frankensteining together a few monstrosities together can give you the custom cabinets you want, without the monster price.

Think Outside the Box

Getting creative sometimes requires the use of unconventional materials to get the project done-and making it look good can be the tough part. By far the most creative and gorgeous vanity ideas are those that think outside of the box. Antique dressers and other furniture pieces can easily be transformed into works of art. Basin sinks are easily installed atop restored antiques dressers, tables or other furniture, creating a plush Victorian era feel to your budget bathroom remodel. Because so many antique dressers, tables and other furniture pieces are available at very modest prices, the choices are nearly endless for budget bathroom cabinetry, allowing you to remodel your bathroom cabinets in style, without the un-stylish costs.