How to Create a Beautiful Bathroom on a Budget

I often think this is one of the most difficult rooms in the house to decorate and the most costly, but it is possible to create a beautiful bathroom on a budget if you really put in some research and planning.

There are certain elements that need consideration though so I thought I’d put together some of my own ideas and tips to help you along the way with your project.

How to Create a Beautiful Bathroom on a Budget:

Budget Bathroom Suites:

bathroom-suiteSource: Bathroom Takeaway

Ok so this is where you could really spend a lot of money but honestly, you don’t have to. If funds are limited this is one way you can really save some money. Most people these days want a white suite and there are lots of places to find simple baths, sinks and toilets and reasonable price. My one tip here is to look online. Research your stores, look at reviews and see what kinds of deals they have. A good place to start is somewhere like Bathroom Takeaway with their great selection of bathroom suites.

Tiles and Paint:

How to create a beautiful bathroom on a budgetSo this is another where you can seriously spend some money if you want to, particularly in the area of tiles. How do you reduce this cost? Well you don’t have to tile the whole room. Of course some areas will need tiles like around the bath and shower and behind the sink, but if you want to save some cash don’t go for anything too over the top. There are still some great designs at affordable prices. I’ve always loved Topps Tiles for stylish on-trend tiles that don’t cost a fortune.


furniture-suiteStorage for bathrooms has changed a lot in the last couple of years with sink cabinets and drawers becoming much more common and on-trend. They can push up the cost a little, particularly as you’ll want a decent one that works and doesn’t rot! They are great for keeping all of your practical bits out of sight, and if you want to keep the walls sleek there’s less need for a bathroom cabinet then too.


pebble-grey-beautiful-bathroomMy top tips for budget busting flooring in any bathroom is to go for vinyl. If you happen to be a child of the 70’s this idea might fill you with horror, but I guarantee it has come a long way in recent years. My parents recently laid some lovely vinyl in their bathroom, and there loads of great styles and designs to choose from. It’s hard-wearing, warm and soft underfoot and great for a wet space. Check out shops like Harvey Maria for more luxury options.


Depending on the location of your bathroom and the plumbing you’ll need to decide what kind of shower you will have in your bathroom. Will it be a mains fed electric shower or will it run from the taps as a mixer shower? Whichever you go for, again there is a great range of prices and styles available. When doing up my own bathroom last year this was one area I chose to indulge in slightly. A good quality, great looking shower was really important to us so this is where we spent some extra money. Sometimes it pays to go for something a little better than the budget model.

And that’s my top takeaway tip: Mix it up. Look at your budget and decide which areas you might like to splash some cash. Then find ways to save a bit on other elements. For me it was a more reasonable loo and tiles so we could splash out a bit on a nice shower door and shower unit.

What would you spend your money on in creating your beautiful bathroom on a budget?

Top tips, ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful bathroom on a budget. There are ways to design your bathroom without spending a fortune you just need to know some of these tricks. Click through to find out more. #budgetbathroom #lovechicliving #bathroomdesign

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Stephanie
    September 17, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    And you can even use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers on Topps TIles!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      September 20, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Oh really, I didn’t know that Steph.

  2. Tara Neil
    February 14, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Great post! Lovely bathroom ideas!

  3. Elaine
    May 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Your advice about mixing it up is spot on. While you can certainly design a space on a budget, it is always a good idea to identify some items that are the centerpieces of the room. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on your remodel or decorations, but remember that you you want to create an area that is pleasant and thoughtful.

  4. Nicola
    September 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Could someone advise me on what to use to attach a modern basin, modern waste to the old waste pipe measurements. I have the old U bend which comes up through the floor and not through the wall. I can’t afford to pay anyone really and I would like to try and do the job myself. I managed to plumb in a toilet so hopefully this won’t be so hard !

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