Tips to create a luxury bathroom without breaking the bank


Every remodeling process starts with proper planning, and those plans depend on the budget allocated. So, although it sounds exciting, every renovation requires time and sufficient financial means.

However, if you are ready for such an adventure, and aren’t afraid to get stuck into it, we’ve got some useful tips to help you achieve that luxury bathroom look and feel without breaking the bank.

Create a budget

The best way to start this money talk is by quoting one of the icons of today’s business, interior design, and fashion, the one and only, Iris Apfel. “Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. […] It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”

You don’t need a lot of money to be stylish. Of course, the price can indicate quality, but don’t let some price tags distance you from enjoying and playing with fashion or interior design trends.

If you have decided to do a bathroom makeover, we say, go for it. If you have a limited budget, we again say, go for it!

Here’s how you could start.

First, define a budget. Then look for inspiration. Visit online stores and compare prices. Then, make a list of things you need to purchase and determine whether you will need professional help or if it will be your DIY project.

Remember, whatever you find interesting, whether it is a wall color, a particular tile pattern, or a vanity, see if there is a cost-effective alternative worth considering.

Let’s star with the walls

Style is the thread that will connect all the elements of this article. So, what does not go out of style, especially for bathroom walls? The use of the color white.

You can choose from cool whites to off-whites. The first palette will give a clean look to your bathroom, while grey, pale, or caramel white will make any darker space warmer.

To achieve a trendy look, you can combine white with darker colors, such as hunter green, black, or navy blue. However, the hue you opt for will set the tone of your bathroom, so make sure it complements the aesthetics.

Pain or tiles

Although painting the walls is a cost-effective option, installing tiles is a long-term solution. The best option is a white ceramic tile when remodeling on a budget.

Also, you can consider using tiles for specific areas, especially the ones around the shower and bath, and paint the rest of the space. Luckily, it is easy to find tiles on sale so make some time for research and don’t be afraid to check your local classifieds as well.

Defeat mould

Aside from being aesthetically appealing, your bathroom needs to be functional and safe.

When remodeling on a budget, leaving the window open as much as possible is one option for keeping your bathroom mold-free. Another is investing in a high-quality extractor fan to defeat mold and ensure your tiles and wall paint will last longer and look nice.

An adequate bathtub can make your bathroom a true relaxing oasis

Nothing makes a long, tiresome day better than a hot, aromatic bath, and nothing exudes luxury more than a natural stone bathtub. Although it may sound pricey, stone tubs are long-term investments.

Besides their aesthetic side, stone tubs are durable, well-insulated, and can keep heat to ten times longer than acrylic models.

Every luxury bathroom has a curated vanity

Considering that the vanity is the part you will use the most — much like a centerpiece on a table — it needs to stand out and reflect your taste.

Again, it does not need to be pricey. All it needs to have is enough drawers and storage for your toiletries. And don’t forget the mirror. If possible, refresh the old one by repainting the frame.

Style lies in the details

Regardless of your bathroom’s size, there’s always room for a bit of decor. In addition, every item you bring in can be practical.

Add some greenery

Plants contribute to any design scheme, making the space look warm and welcoming. They are also natural air filters, so having plants in your bathroom is beneficial on multiple levels. There are a number of varieties, such as spider plants and tillandsia, that actually prefer the kind of humid conditions often found in bathrooms.

Scented candles

Back to the story about having your relaxing oasis — scented candles are the perfect luxury touch for every bathroom. So once you decide to treat yourself to a relaxing bath, light up a candle or two and enjoy your private spa experience.

Purchase new towels

If there’s some money left, you should look to get some new towels. Fresh new hand and bath towels will be just the right touch to make your remodel pop, and you can use them to introduce some nice contrasting colors into the space.

Bathroom Remodelling: A Fun Activity for All

Renovation takes time, so it would be nice to ask your family and friends to help you out. Not only is this a potentially cost-saving option, it can be a truly fun activity for all and an ideal occasion to spend quality time with your loved ones. However, be mindful that some things will require professional help, so make sure you do your homework and pick the right (and budget-appropriate) people for the job.