15 Ideas for Bathroom Designs on a Budget

When it comes to areas of home improvement, the bathroom is one of the most common places that need to be renovated and improved. Apart from the fact that it is one of the most used areas in the house, it is also considered as a very private and personal space. Unlike other areas in the house, homeowners usually change the bathroom when they buy a pre-owned house or apartment. If it doesn’t reflect their personality or soothe their senses, something has to be done about. Problem is, total bathroom renovation would cost an arm and a leg. Why not work on re-designing your bathroom one area at a time?

Check out these 15 ideas for bathroom designs on a budget:


Whimsical Bubbles

This is a soothing and creative space that’s perfect for artists or writers. Book lovers will want to soak in the tub while they read with these bubble mirrors and inexpensive chandelier. Tip: you can pick up affordable chandeliers at garage sales and flea markets.

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Contemporary Look.

Add mirrors and modern lights for a look that’s comfy yet sophisticated. Your friends won’t believe at how little you’ve spent to achieve this look.

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The Bold Bathroom

Stone accessories on the floor and splashes of bold colors make this small bathroom idea a hit. This is ideal for students’ apartments or condo units.

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Shabby Chic

Ebay finds are not all bad if you throw in something special to make the design look elegant. For example you can make do with a slightly damaged vintage bathroom but splurge on an elegant vanity.


Refinish Fixtures

Value old pieces and make them last longer by giving them a fresh coat of paint or varnish and lots of love. For example, this old claw-foot tub and sink were given a re-glazing treatment and it looks fabulous!

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Back to Basics

These old and worn out wooden floors were brought back to life with a thorough brushing and some glossy paint. You can choose one that will go well with the rest of the bathroom color scheme.



Wallpaper Collage

Make your bathroom truly personal by adding snapshots of your travels or your collection of postcards on the wall. You can paint the wall with a nice base color before you add all the decorations.



Metal Tub Surround

This is a truly inexpensive way to make your bathtub area rustproof. By using a piece of galvanized-steel roof, you will also be adding character and a unique, rustic vibe to your bathroom.


Antique Touches

Combine the modern features od your bathroom with antique pieces that will make your bathroom design sing!


Vintage Revival

You can make a vintage look standout by adding fresh pops of color to it. Fresh flowers will also be a nice touch.


The Classic Tub

Feel like royalty with this Victorian-inspired bathroom design. The pure white tub is immaculate and brings you back.


Architectural Details

It’s all about making the bathtub the focal piece of the room. The texture and detailing on the wall was added to make the tub and its vintage hardware even more noticeable.


Shower Faucet

Start renovating with the simplest of things. You can breathe new life to your bathroom by changing the hardware and fixtures – starting with the shower faucet or shower head.

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A New Vanity

Your bathroom look can become totally different with the addition of a new vanity. You can choose one from wood, metal, or a combination of materials. The finish also varies greatly.


Mosaic Tiles

All white bathrooms look clinical and unlived-in but one with colored, mosaic tiles have stories to tell. These mosaic tiles can be formed into different shapes and patterns.





13 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover Ideas


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