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5 Secrets to Creating Your Dream Bathroom on a Budget


Designing a dream bathroom sounds great, but it’s not always financially possible. After all, materials and labor add up quickly. To make sure that your budget stretches as far as possible, you’re going to need to make smart choices. Below are listed out the places you can cut corners as well as the places you should spend big.

Get Creative with Tile

Two Tone Bathroom Tile
Compared to other bathroom material options, tile can be pretty cheap. While tile is beautiful, versatile, durable, and affordable, many homeowners fail to realize the product’s full potential. To get the most out of your purchase, use alternating colors to create a trim, put a unique pattern on your bathroom floor, or add a bit of pop with a contrasting grout.

Look at What You Can Reuse

Cast Iron Bathtub
It’s possible that components in your existing bathroom can be reused. A bathtub, for example, can be reglazed at a fraction of the cost of a new one. However, please don’t reuse water wasting fixtures or toilets; the saved money on your utility bill will offset the cost of new ones.

Skip Shower Doors

Walk-In Shower with No DoorShower doors are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Besides being a pain to clean, they can make your space feel a lot smaller. A walk-in shower is really your best bet. If you don’t have the space, then find a bold shower curtain instead. Make sure to match the shower curtain’s hardware to your bathroom fixtures.

Don’t Buy Mirrors from Big Box Stores

Gorgeous Blue Bathroom with Round MirrorYour bathroom mirror is a great opportunity to add pop and style to the space. However, standard mirrors available at big box stores are expensive and boring. Instead, shop antique shops and even thrift stores; there you will find mirrors to match any decor at a fraction of the price.

Splurge on a Bathroom Vanity

Dark Brown Bathroom VanityIf your home is like most, your bathroom could probably use some more space. The best way to gain those precious few extra square feet is with a properly sized bathroom vanity. While it will increase the overall price of your project, this is an area you should splurge.

Bathrooms remodels on a budget really are possible. With careful planning, you can save costs in key areas. That way, you’ll have funds available for critical pieces. Once you’re done, you’ll have your dream bathroom without breaking the bank.

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