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7 Affordable Bathroom Renovation Ideas that Feel Luxurious

There’s nothing like tackling a renovation project… Getting quotes, examining materials, and of course, scrolling Pinterest for ideas. While the latter can be helpful for gaining inspiration, it can also spark a sense of inadequacy in some homeowners. Inspiration doesn’t know the bounds of time, space, and budget that constrain your affordable bathroom renovation. Next thing you know, your budget is shot, or worse, you can’t appreciate the enhancements of your cost-effective remodel. 

Planning for an affordable bathroom renovation doesn’t mean your dream vision has to be flushed away. You can incorporate luxury into even the most economical remodel.  

7 Affordable Bathroom Renovation Ideas that Feel Luxurious

These tried-and-true bathroom design ideas are all the inspiration you need to create a lovely powder room. From paint and fixture options to cabinetry and flooring decisions, these tips lend an air of elegance to any affordable bathroom renovation project. 

1. Install two showerheads

It’s almost too simple to be true, but adding a second showerhead to your remodeled shower can really up the luxe factor. Whether you add a handheld showerhead opposite a single spray fixture or install twin rainfall showerheads, your double-fixture shower will be the epitome of comfort. 

2. Knix the tub

Trade your classic bathtub for a low-threshold shower. Also known as “curbless showers,” these cleansing areas omit tub sides, making them easier to access (and clean). They also help the bathroom appear larger and may even increase your home’s resale value. 

If you’re not quite ready to say farewell to your tub, consider using it to make a statement. Bold colors, attractive textures, and interesting shapes will make even the most mundane bubble bath feel posh. 

3. Heat your floors (or towels)

If you’re going to splurge somewhere, consider spending a little extra to heat your floors. The added warmth gives your space a luxurious feel and makes winter mornings slightly more enjoyable. 

When it comes to in-floor heating, there are multiple options but we recommend electric radiant floor heating. An electric setup runs on your home’s electrical system.

If heated floors aren’t in the budget, consider investing in a towel warmer for a touch of luxury at a lower cost. A basic towel warmer will set you back about $100 minimum. 

4. Incorporate uniquetile

A little tile makes a big splash. From color patterns to textures, there are plenty of ways to make a statement with tile. Think half-bath backsplash or shower or tub accent. 

Play with color, texture, and shape to find a tile pattern that fits you!

5. Take cabinetry up the wall

If space is limited in your bathroom, get creative with your shelving. Utilize vertical space by taking your cabinetry up the wall. You’ll get a luxurious look alongside practical storage solutions. 

Try open shelving for an extra modern feel that helps make small bathrooms feel more spacious.

6. Install a steam shower

For a relatively small price, you can get all the benefits of a steam right in your own home. Steam helps to relax muscles and improve circulation, as well as relieve allergies, asthma, and sinus conditions. The long-term benefits may justify the upfront cost!

7. Go gold

Gold accessories scream luxury. Get your faucets, showerheads, towel bars, and door handles in gold tones to make a statement. 

If you need an even more affordable option: go for gold paint. Try painting the trim of an all-white bathroom gold for a super chic look.
What other luxury bathroom elements do you want in your bathroom? Give us a call to talk affordable bathroom renovation ideas that offer a lavish feel.