Bathrooms On A Budget

Bathrooms On A Budget

Right now, one of the biggest trends in bathrooms is also one that budget DIYers can pull off with style. The trend is using old dressers as sink pedestals. You simply cut out the top of the dresser to accommodate a sink insert, cut into or remove interior drawers as necessary, and cut holes in the back for plumbing. These “dresser sinks” can sell for thousands of dollars in retail stores, but you can easily make your own with a budget dresser, some patience, and the right tools.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

Although this bath was done on a budget, its small footprint didn’t require much flooring material, which provided the homeowners an opportunity to splurge a bit. This woven mosaic tile is a perfect complement to the bathroom’s style and will wear well. To stretch your budget, surround decorative tile with more affordable plain tile around the perimeter of the room.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

Style Underfoot Although this bath was done on a budget, its small footprint didn’t require much flooring material, which provided the homeowners an opportunity to splurge a bit. This woven mosaic tile is a perfect complement to the bathroom’s style and will wear well. To stretch your budget, surround decorative tile with more affordable plain tile around the perimeter of the room.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

Determine how much you can afford to spend on your remodel to determine the extent of the changes you can make. If your budget is on the low end (i.e. $1,000 or less), you’ll want to stick to cosmetic changes, such as new fixtures or a new sink, and new paint. If you have more to spend, you can focus on larger changes, such as adding tile, a bigger shower, or a window. Again, it all depends on your budget.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

A pedestal sink fits the home’s style but lacks storage, but a glass shelf and a new medicine cabinet stand in as handy storage. The homeowner suggests making sure the new cabinet will fit the existing hole before applying wallpaper in case the opening needs to be modified. Replacing the 1990s oak medicine cabinet with a white-framed version furthers the bathrooms lighter, bright aesthetic.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

Replaced and Improved A pedestal sink fits the home’s style but lacks storage, but a glass shelf and a new medicine cabinet stand in as handy storage. The homeowner suggests making sure the new cabinet will fit the existing hole before applying wallpaper in case the opening needs to be modified. Replacing the 1990s oak medicine cabinet with a white-framed version furthers the bathrooms lighter, bright aesthetic.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

This gorgeous bath is featured on Apartment Therapy and just goes to prove that one can still create a lavish design in a small bath. Chandeliers and ornate mirrors typically go in great halls, not in tiny bathrooms, but the soft yet sophisticated neutral color scheme is what makes such opulent elements work in a small space.
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Bathrooms On A Budget

This gorgeous bath is featured on Apartment Therapy and just goes to prove that one can still create a lavish design in a small bath. Chandeliers and ornate mirrors typically go in great halls, not in tiny bathrooms, but the soft yet sophisticated neutral color scheme is what makes such opulent elements work in a small space. Remember that in a room's color scheme, white and black count as colors, so this bath sticks to a three color palette and pulls it off perfectly.
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Filled with charms and challenges, this 4×8-foot bath in a 1920s bungalow needed a few spruce-ups to unlock its full potential. A leaky water-guzzling toilet, a stained pedestal sink, and dated fixtures topped the must-fix list, which was accomplished on a $1,500 budget (excluding labor) and some DIY sweat equity.
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With a DIY mind-set, the owners of this small master bathroom created a personal sanctuary on a budget. This Asian butcher table, found at an antiques shop, was repurposed for the vanity. The table maintains its authenticity with a simple above-counter sink. A new mirror adds a modern touch, while a pebble-tile “rug” on the floor adds texture and a spa-like accent.
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BEFORE: Stuck in a Timewarp Filled with charms and challenges, this 4×8-foot bath in a 1920s bungalow needed a few spruce-ups to unlock its full potential. A leaky water-guzzling toilet, a stained pedestal sink, and dated fixtures topped the must-fix list, which was accomplished on a $1,500 budget (excluding labor) and some DIY sweat equity.
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With a DIY mind-set, the owners of this small master bathroom created a personal sanctuary on a budget. This Asian butcher table, found at an antiques shop, was repurposed for the vanity. The table maintains its authenticity with a simple above-counter sink. A new mirror adds a modern touch, while a pebble-tile “rug” on the floor adds texture and a spa-like accent. Total Cost: $1,528
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So you’re ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom. But dropping $20,000 on a deluxe spa retreat is light years away from what you can afford to spend. Here’s the good news: You don’t need mega-bucks to transform your bathroom into a relaxing, cool space. There are plenty of ways to renovate and redesign on a budget.