3 Bathroom Renovations on a Budget
These budget bathroom renovations were made possible with smart planning and savvy design.
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Cozy Seating Area
The window seat's custom-made cushion lends softness and pattern to the space.
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Spacious Spa Shower
A new, fully tiled shower -- nearly double the size of the original shower -- feels luxurious, not claustrophobic like its predecessor. Keeping the plumbing for the shower in its original location was a big money-saver.
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Subway Tile Wainscoting
Extending the subway tile wainscoting around the room ensures that even the commode nook gets special treatment.
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Character in the Details
A distressed wall cabinet carries out the bath's cottage vibe. Lending kitschy charm is paint-by-number artwork the homeowners found on Etsy.
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Inspired by Swedish blogs, the European-style fixtures with knobs labeled "hot" and "cold" add another layer of vintage charm. Against all of the white in the bathroom, the chrome fixtures act as jewelry, adding sparkle and glamour.
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With a budget of $5,000 for the entire remodel, saving money in some areas allowed for a few splurges, such as the classic penny tiles that cover the floor.
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By replacing the vanity and adding traditional details, this interior designer's powder room now has touches from an earlier era for only $1,500.
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Attention to Detail
Budget-friendly crown molding and a classic white subway tile wainscoting now dress up the walls and tie in to the nearby kitchen. Traditional details like a classic lamp and carved-wood mirror add interest and charm to the small space.
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Bringing in a carved-wood mirror from another room of the house helped to save money and balance the whimsical botanical-print wallpaper.