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Low Cost Bath Remodel: Save on Vanities

A low cost bath remodel is a great way to give your home a fresh look, without spending a ton of money. Here we will discuss builder secrets and techniques for saving money while creating a custom look.

In this video, we show you how a high quality, low cost bath remodel can be achieved by using stock items and customizing them to fit your bathroom.  You can start with one of the more expensive components of your bath...the vanities.  

When a vanity cabinet is a stock item it's typically much more affordable than if you purchase one that's made-to-order.  You get a custom designer look...without the custom price.  Here we will show you how to use stock cabinets to achieve a custom look while saving up to 50% off the typical cost.  Start planning your low cost bath remodel today.

Some other great Armchair Builder videos to help you create a low cost bath remodel...

Shower Remodel Video Series Introduction

Shower Valve Replacement

Tub and Shower Faucet Trim Replacement

Mirror Framing

Trim Ideas for Your Bath Remodel

Shower Tile Backer...What Not to Use

Tile Backer Board Installation Tips

And for a few articles for creating a low cost bath remodel...

Glass Tile Art Niche 

Cost to Add a New Owner Built Bathroom

Prevent Leaks in Your New Tiled Shower


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Resources to Help You Hire Companies for Your Bath Remodel

You may decide to do all the work yourself for your bath remodel.  However, if there are tasks that you don't feel comfortable tackling, like plumbing and electical for example, you will want to hire professionals to do the work.  Here are some items that professionals builders use to get a quality project built.

  • Bid Sheets - help you save money by allowing you to quickly and easily review and compare multiple bids for your bath remodel project and helps to make sure everything is included in each bid...and if you decide to change the project halfway through, the bid sheets will help you estimate the extra costs.
  • Scopes of Work And Specifications:  defines how you want the work to be done and helps prevent miscommunications and workmanship issues...Don't atttempt to hire subcontractors to work on your bath remodel without a detailed Scopes of Work and Specification for each activity

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