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One Look, Two budgets – Bathroom Reno


This design style is super popular right now, and is the #1 look I’m having clients ask for. The neutral colour scheme of the tile, the wood vanity for warmth, the greenery to add colour and texture – it’s fresh, modern, and gives off serious spa-like vibes. What I inevitably hear from my clients (and I can bet you’ve probably asked yourself) is “But, can I achieve this look within my budget?”

You don’t have to have a massive budget to make this look work for you, it’s just a matter of combining the right details, and knowing what your “must haves” are.  To help making those decisions easier, I’ve put together the same design on two different budgets, and to give an idea of pricing I’ve based it on the following parameters:

  • A bathroom of 80 square feet (approximate bathroom dimensions of 9.5’x8.5’)
  • 48” Vanity
  • Porcelain wall and floor tile
  • Matte Black Fixtures
  • Modern vanity mirror and lighting
  • 60” alcove tub

Whether you go entirely with one option, or mix and match to get the most out of your “want list” and budget, you’ll end up with a stylish, timeless bathroom.


Economical Option – $2500

Natural bathroom renovation decor

If your budget is on the more economical side of things, this is a great way to make this look your own, without breaking the bank.  All you have to do is add some gorgeous Turkish towels, a cute shower curtain, and you’re good to go!

Here’s the breakdown for this look:

Vanity – $950

Vanity Faucet – $100

Shower Fixture – $490

5’ Tub – $250

Mirror – $150

Light Fixture – $155

Floor Tile – $1.79/sq ft

Wall Tile – $2.69/sq ft

Floor Plant – $120


Indulge Option – $6120

Natural bathroom renovation decor

If you have a bit more wiggle room in your budget, you can upgrade a few of your features such as tile (geometric shaped tile is generally a bit pricier) or making your tub a soaker tub.  Other great add-ons can include substituting a glass panel instead of a shower curtain, opting for a recessed medicine cabinet for additional storage, and adding a niche in the shower for the storage of bath products.

Here’s the breakdown for this look:

Vanity – $2550

Vanity Faucet – $260

Shower Fixture – $795

5’ Soaker Tub – $720

Mirror – $355

Light Fixtures – $280 ($140 ea.)

Floor Tile – $5.98/sq ft

Wall Tile – $4.10/sq ft

Floor Plant – $445

Cement Planter– $60


Tips for choosing your fixtures and finishes!

  1. Have a materials budget.  It will help you decide what to splurge, and what to save on, and saving in one area may allow you to invest more into another.
  2. Create a “must have” list.  Based on budget you may need to make compromises, so make sure you know what you don’t want to do without. 
  3. If you find a product you are in love with (whether it’s a vanity, a gorgeous light fixture, or beautiful textured tile), apply that to your budget first, and then see what you have left over to work with.
  4. If you’re buying online, always check the reviews, regardless of style.  A product can look great, but you want to see what other buyers are saying about it’s functionality, longevity, and overall value.
  5. Try to buy all tile from the same place. Bring product information to one tile store and ask them to look into ordering the tile in for you.  They may price match or give you a better rate, and it’s way more convenient than having to drive around to multiple stores.


Now all that’s left to do is grab a glass of wine, throw on some chill music, and soak in your tub while you enjoy your new space!

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