Cheap Bathroom Renovations on a Budget

The bathroom is one of the most challenging and expensive rooms to tackle as part of any renovation. It often requires plumbing, tiling, electrical work, and design changes. But it doesn’t have to break the bank if you know how to handle the project properly.

Today we’ll give you all the information you need to know if it’s possible to renovate your bathroom for under $10,000 in Sydney.

Bathrooms can be pricey to remodel and your dream bathroom definitely won’t be cheap, but follow our tips and you’ll be soaking in style without drowning in debt!

Let’s get started!

Steps To Achieving Cheap Bathroom Renovations

Plan Your Bathroom Renovation Budget,
And Stick To It.

Decide how much you can spend and leave some wiggle room, but don’t go over your max budget. We can show you how to make the most of what you’ve got!

Take time to get multiple quotes so you know the costs upfront for plumbing, tiling, cabinetry and fixtures. That way there are no surprises!

It also pays to consider alternatives to expensive fixtures and fittings or materials. Depending on the condition of your bathroom you can also consider working around existing fittings, for example, if you have a toilet that is still in good condition or an old bath that you could restore and make a feature out of.

Are Bathroom Renovation Under $5,000 Achievable?

Got a $5K Bathroom Budget?
Focus on the Basics

With limited funds, spend on essentials. Install new plumbing, basic tiling and waterproofing. Get a new loo, shower fittings and a sink with mixer taps. If your existing cabinetry is in good condition, keep it to avoid replacement costs. Consider a compact kitchen sink and cabinet which work great in small bathrooms and save you money.

If you’re not sure where to start feel free to give us a call and we’ll do what we can to assist.

What About Bathroom Renovation For Under $10,000?

Have $7-10K? You Can Add More Extras!

This budget allows you to make some stylish new upgrades to fixtures and add eye-catching features to your new bathroom. Whether it’s upgrading your existing cabinetry to a sleek vanity unit or having the Beyond Maintenance team install some luxurious extras such as modern LED lighting fixtures on dimmer switches for mood lighting.

In our experience, this budget will also allow Sydney residents to make some minor layout changes, like transforming a tired bath space into a spacious tiled area with heated towel warmers.

However, what you will exactly be able to achieve with this budget can vastly differ depending on cost of materials, labour and the scope of your project.

We would always recommend speaking to an experienced renovation builder like Beyond Maintenance before deciding on a set budget for your bathroom reno in Sydney. 

Affordable Bathroom Renovation Services

Seek Help From An Expert

A budget of roughly $10,000+ for a bathroom renovation will allow you to make the most of local renovation experts that can help you save money and ensure you finish your renovation with a bathroom that exceeds expectations. 

Our Beyond Maintenance team are experts in bathroom, kitchen and laundry renovations and can manage your project to ensure work is done properly the first time, avoiding costly mistakes.

As experienced builders in Sydney we also understand how to source high quality materials and fixtures at affordable prices.

An experienced pro can oversee your reno so it’s done right the first time. You can rest assured knowing all work carried out on your bathroom is being done to a high standard. One call and your reno’s in capable hands! 

Budget Bathroom Remodelling Strategy

Have Your Plan In Place? Now Find Where You Can Save Money

Keep the same layout to avoid plumbing and tiling costs. Reuse old fixtures if they’re in working order. Do minor jobs yourself like painting, regrouting tiles or re-caulking sinks and tubs.

Buy in bulk at discount outlets. Take time to plan and shop end-of-season clearance sales. Rushing decisions often means overpaying!

Here are more money-saving ideas:

  • Minimise demolition. Only remove what’s essential for your new design. We will do an assessment of any required demolition or removal of fixtures and fittings as part of our initial free quote.
  • Check for any water damage or issues before starting. Addressing them later will cost more.
  • Consider cosmetic cabinet changes like new paint, hardware or doors rather than replacing cabinets altogether.
  • Buy ex-display or lightly used fixtures and fittings. Still in excellent condition but at a fraction of the cost.

It’s still possible to create an Insta-worthy bathroom for less than $10,000 in Sydney, but whatever your budget, a sydney bathroom renovation should add comparable value to your property without breaking the bank.

If you’re not sure where to start on your bathroom reno, fill out our quote form or give us a call and one of our team will be glad to assist.


Yes, hiring an experienced bathroom renovation expert is a smart move, even when on a tight budget. They can provide guidance to save you money by helping you avoid poor decisions, source affordable materials and tradies, and keep your project on schedule. Their expertise is essential for any structural or layout changes. Professional help often costs less overall compared to the money wasted on DIY mistakes.

The most budget-friendly flooring for bathrooms is vinyl plank flooring or linoleum. Vinyl planks start around $30/square meter and provide the look of wood or stone with none of the associated costs or maintenance. Linoleum is made from natural materials and is non-toxic and water-resistant. Either option will save you hundreds compared to tiles with a similar style. For small bathrooms, they’re an ideal low-cost flooring solution.

If your bathroom cabinets are still structurally sound, refacing or repainting them will save a lot of money versus replacing them. Refacing involves installing new doors and drawer fronts, hinges and hardware for a fresh facelift at a fraction of the cost. Repainting your cabinets and then adding new hardware also provides a stylish transformation for minimal expense.
Only replace cabinets if they’re in poor condition, damaged or no longer function well. When buying new ones, shop discount retailers and ex-display units. And keep your cabinet layout the same to reduce labour expenses for installation. Either refacing or repainting quality cabinets costs between $500 to $2000 compared to $3000 or more to replace basic cabinets.