5 Secrets to Getting a Luxe Bathroom For Less

We would all like to think we can afford  a stunning designer bathroom dripping with personality, but we may not always have the budget to do so. You absolutely don’t have to comprise and settle for a basic and boring bathroom when renovating.  There are many ways to shop, refurbish and remodel to give you the high end look without digging deep into your pockets. Here are 5 fundamental points that you need to keep in mind to save you money when designing your bathroom.


1. Don’t  Move

Don’t change the plumbing rough in locations. If the layout works don’t redesign it. This is the first strategy I employ when designing on a budget. The labour cost could blow a budget and unforeseen costs could arise.

By sOInteriors www.sointeriors.ca


2. Re-purpose

A good strategy to save money on cabinets is to salvage or re-purpose cabinets for a contemporary and transitional look. The second is to try to find standard sized cabinets from a big box store like Ikea. Check out the wall suspended Godmorgon cabinet from Ikea for a trendy European look.

By Harry Braswell www.harrybraswell.com     / By Emily McCall www.emilymccall.com  

3. Tile Tricks

This handy tile trick is often  used to stretch a budget.  Use less expensive tile for the field tile and use accent tile to show case certain areas. This strategy works from traditional to modern bathrooms interiors.

By JK Design www.judykleindesign.com


4. Use standard sizes

One key item that is high on most bathroom wish lists is a custom shower.  A smart way to reduce the cost is to consider a standard size glass shower enclosure kit. You will need to do some planning but the rewards of saving is well worth the effort. If you need to strech your budget even further think about installing a shower pan instead of a tiled floor.

Supplier: Maax http://www.maax.com/en/products/showers/alcove/evidence-6034-a


5. Think outside the box

Try shopping in places that are not your typical home improvement stores. Consider looking online on a local classified site like Kijiji.ca. One of my favorite places to get a deal on bathroom vanities & fixtures  is Costco , and don’t  forget  your local habitat for humanity re-store you just might find a hidden gem.

Items above can be purchased at www.Costco.ca