How to Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

How to Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

When working on a recent remodel (Rambler Home Remodel) we encountered a problem that many of our clients face.

We had to create a whole new bathroom with a small budget but wanted to make sure it still had a high-end, luxury look.

Below you can see a picture of the bathroom we created!

There are the tricks we used to get the most out of our budget while creating a beautiful space. 

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1. Go Big

We love the look of marble but the price isn't always budget friendly.

These large format marble-look porcelain tiles are a great price and often easier (thus less expensive) to install.

Picking a tile with a light color and polished finish makes the shower look huge and keeps the room light and bright! 

2. Mix Materials

The shower floor and niche are a great place to incorporate a more expensive mosaic tile.

In this bathroom, we used a marble herringbone mosaic tile.

It brought color and texture to the space  while staying more cost-effective because the space where it was installed in much smaller. 

3. Keep it Simple

Pick a simple color palette and classic shapes for more permanent items like the tile, vanity, and vanity top.

You want the look to stand the test of time which means it is less likely you will need to remodel soon and will save you money long-term. 

4. Contrasting Colors

If you want a high impact look, go for bold!

In this space the dark floor tile allows the room to feel grounded and makes the space look and feel much higher end.

If you're not feeling brave enough to go with a contrasting tile, then consider a pop of color with your paint.

It is easy and cost effective to change for those cautious of too much color commitment. 

5. Remember Remnants 

Your bathroom will get a lot of use and a lot of cleaning, especially the countertop.

Keep in mind the importance of using durable materials while also going for that high-end look. 

We prefer to use quartz remnants for our vanities because it is durable, comes in a wide array of colors and styles and can actually be quite affordable. 

The easiest way to get that affordable vanity top is to ask for a remnant.

Often countertop installers will have smaller leftover pieces from other projects and will sell them to you at a discounted rate.

This is a great way to get that beautiful countertop you have been waiting without the high price tag. 


Keep in mind to keep it simple, light, and bright while also add contrast to make a statement-

these tips will help make a big impact in any budget!

What other tricks have you used to stick within your budget during a remodel?

Do you have questions how you could save on your bathroom remodel? We want to hear from you!