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When most people think of remodeling a bathroom, they imagine spending a whole lot of money.

While it’s true that bathroom remodeling projects can be expensive, they don’t have to be, and even a small remodeling project can be a great investment. According to the Cost vs Value report, you could recoup up to 60% of your investment in the value that a bathroom remodel can add to your home. But how can you remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank? Our Edwardsville plumber has come up with this list of tips to help:

#1. Leave the plumbing where it’s at!

At first glance, moving your toilet, shower and sink around may seem easy enough, but don’t be deceived, it can be a costly project. Not only does moving your plumbing around take more time and money than you might expect, but you will also likely need the help of a professional to ensure that it is done correctly.

#2. Replace your fixtures with green fixtures.

If you decide to replace your fixtures, you can save a lot of money down the road by switching to green fixtures. Keep in mind that the upfront cost of this may be more than you would like to pay, but the money that green fixtures will save you every month will make them worth the investment. Plus, prospective homebuyers are drawn to greener homes, so eco-friendly fixtures just may help you sell your home down the road.

#3. Know your skill level. 

If you attempt to complete a project that is beyond your skill level and you end up making a mistake, you’re likely to have to spend a lot more money than you anticipated. Knowing when to do things yourself and when to get help will save you in money, time and lots of frustration.

Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more money-saving tips for your bathroom remodeling project.