How to Create a Luxurious Bathroom for Less

How to Create a Luxurious Bathroom for Less

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Bathrooms are one of the most costly rooms in the home to renovate, usually second only to the kitchen. This means that, as much as you may love to drool over countless pictures of designer bathrooms, you probably don’t have the budget to create one of your very own. However, that doesn’t mean that your remodel needs to be uninspired or just plain generic. If you’re looking to create a high-end look without the huge price tag, then here are six things that you can do.

Choose Your Tub Carefully

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, the tub itself will, of course, be one of the most pricey features. In fact, it can easily cost you thousands or even tens of thousands. To significantly reduce these costs, you should source your bathtub from Craigslist or a salvage shop. After having it professionally reglazed, this essential will look just as good as new.

Upgrade The Small Details

While your budget may not be able to stretch to a new bathtub, shower, or even vanity, you should have enough cash in the pot to upgrade the smaller details. With that in mind, consider purchasing designer bathroom accessories for the space. These may be a bit more expensive than cheaper options available, but they’re sure to make a much bigger impact overall.

Lay A Feature Floor

Making a strong statement with your floor is a great way to create a more high-end looking bathroom without breaking the bank. After all, your floor covers a lot less space than the four walls do. Geometric tiles are an eternally stylish look, especially in the bathroom, and as such, make a great investment. For the biggest impact, opt for colors other than black and white.

Use Grand Storage

Clutter can ruin even the most glamorous of spaces, which means that your bathroom needs to be kept organized. Rather than investing in boring bathroom units, you should opt for cabinets meant for living rooms and bedrooms. These will add some personality and style to the space. Vintage pieces, while sturdily made, tend to be cheaper, so are a sensible choice.

Sort Out Some Seating

Almost every designer bathroom you see online, in magazines, and in stores are equipped with some sort of seating, whether it be an ornate armchair or basic ottoman. It makes the space appear more expensive, giving it a feeling of grandeur. For this reason, you should add a seat to your own bathroom. Any type of chair will work, just as long as it is water-resistant.

Add A Little Greenery

No bathroom is ever truly complete without a little greenery. From potted plants to vases of flowers, this addition adds personality to the room, as well as a pop of color. It also helps to improve air quality, allowing you to relax much easier. If you’re low on space to put a plant, try handing them for the walls and ceiling.

If you’re after a more luxurious bathroom, then follow the advice above to create one for less.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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