Creating your dream bathroom with a touch of extravagance doesn’t mean that you need to spend the whole budget. In fact, there are many ways you can achieve a sense of indulgence and luxury for less. The secret is to create a good plan and choose alternatives with affordable costs. With that in mind, here are a few budget friendly tips and tricks to create a beautiful and functional bathroom!

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10 Of The Best Budget-Friendly Bathroom Ideas

Make wise decisions over color options

Colors always play an essential role in determining the overall look of a space. The key to creating a luxurious and elegant bathroom is the use of a sophisticated color scheme. Little simplicities, for example, like a single tone can make a significant difference in your design. In most cases, white is often the best choice to add a touch of elegance and beauty to space without using too many accessories. Complementing this with white towels, rugs, accessories, and linens might help bring a modern and plush look.

Save money on a new toilet and basin

A design with a wall mounted toilet and basin might require a lot of installation work, which increases the overall expenses. Thus, it is a good idea to go for a floor that is mounted with a toilet and basin as it is often the most affordable option. However, you should choose a compact product because this type might take up more space in your bathroom.  Also, purchase the whole bathroom suite might help you save money in comparison with purchasing individual units.

Choose a suitable bath

Instead of purchasing a separate shower enclosure and bath, it is advisable to buy a shower/bath which combines a lot of space for showering and bathing at the same time. This is also a perfect choice for a limited space because you just need one space for performing two tasks. If you rarely use a bath, then do not hesitate to make a complete replacement with a low-profile tray and shower to create a stylish and sleek look.

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Add bathroom accessories to have a finishing feel

A budget friendly way to bring glamour to your dream bathroom is to combine distinctive accessories without breaking the bank and going overboard. Being creative with some products might unlock the dream look that you have been thinking about for a long time. For example, you can simply spruce up the design layout by manipulating towels, grouping candles to create an artwork, as well as creatively placing bathroom accessories to flow with the overall design.

Venture into décor selections

Selecting the right finish for the plumbing fittings and granite countertops can make a significant difference not only in terms of beauty but also help to ensure the functionality of your bathroom. For example, having granite countertops in the center of the space can bring a luxury feel to your home while providing you with an area to do personal hygiene. This type of countertop is ideal for your bathroom since it’s very resilient and durable as well as affordable. According to, granite can start as low as $32 per square foot. As for the plumbing fittings, there are many options available on the market to choose from, such as bonze, brass, nickel, and matte black. Chrome can be an affordable and easy-to-maintain choice to suit your budget and taste.

Integrated storage

If you have limited space in your house, then it is a good idea to make use of the built-in storage such as a vanity unit. It helps you reduce the amount of clutter and create a lavish look while still saving a lot of valuable space. More importantly, it might cost less than purchasing a separate basin and storage unit.

Easy and quick updates

In case you do not have enough budget for a comprehensive bathroom renovation, simple and quick cosmetic changes might a cost-effective option. For example, a new painting coat could transform the whole bathroom. Also, new accessories and items such as decorative objects, plants, and towels can make a considerable difference. With a little creativity and imagination, you would easily revamp the whole bathroom without wasting too much of your money. You might even replace the handles on the cabinet doors with a new accessory set. Sometimes, it is the smallest change which can result in a huge impact.

Select tiles to create a polished look

Another great way to create a designer makeover for your bathroom is to make unique combinations. Rather than tiling the whole space, you can try using tiles on one or two walls, thus giving the area its own distinction. If you want to install tiles in a bigger area, it is a good idea to choose affordable products that are simple to maintain and practical. Porcelain and ceramic surfaces are popularly used because they require little upkeep and very durable. Though ceramic tiles might be a cheap option, you would improve the overall look by combining different colors and patterns.

Create your high-end custom space with DIY decorated furniture

A simple way to customize the bathroom space is to bring your chest or dresser a new life with a painting coat. With a little creativity, you can turn these units into an elegant vanity. A distinctive shelving unit can be functional and create a stylish appearance too. For these DIY decoration projects, you might use a tone that could be repeated in other accessories in your bathroom. A white or rich grey can provide an expensive and neutral touch without needing for luxurious accessories or sparkling chandeliers.

Apply the same layout

An affordable way to decorate your bathroom is to stick to the same pattern. Having a new layout often means that old tiles and fixtures need to be removed, and other plumbing work might be required. As a result, the overall expenses for space might increase. So it is advisable to install new fixtures with the same pattern as the old ones to avoid the disruption to the existing one.

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