If you’ve ever tried to renovate a bathroom, you know that it can quickly dig into your budget. For most, luxury bathrooms are usually a far-off dream that never seems possible. However, the team here at Betta Wardrobes are here to tell you that you can definitely do luxury on a budget. There’s plenty that you can change, update, and revamp to create the luxury bathroom of your dreams.
Tips and tricks you need to create a luxury bathroom on a budget
Something as simple as bathroom lighting can make or break the space. Adding effective lighting can completely transform your bathroom to look and feel luxurious. To create a sense of opulence, add multiple lighting options to your bathroom. This could be sconces or dimmable lights.
Select cost-effective tiles
One of the most expensive costs of a bathroom is usually always tiles. Tiles take up a lot of real estate within the bathroom and, as a result, end up chewing up much more of your budget than you might think. We’re looking at revamping your bathroom to have a luxury feel. Go for larger tiles that aren’t as labour-intensive to lay. Smaller tiles, such as penny rounds or subway tiles, can take a lot more time to lay and usually end up being a lot more expensive.
A deep clean
Sometimes, all your bathroom needs is a deep clean to look new and fresh. This tip isn’t necessarily the most fun. However, it’s one that can give you instant results after a hard day’s work. Deep clean your bathroom by scrubbing the grout, cleaning your mirror, cleaning the shower screen, mopping and clearing out all of your bathroom cupboards.
When looking to achieve the look of a luxury bathroom, a common theme that we see is minimal clutter in all luxury bathroom designs. You never see anything on the benchtops or anything scattered around the bathroom. This is because there is plenty of storage for items to be hidden away. If you’re looking for that luxury look and feel, then invest in storage solutions. Working with a cabinet maker such as Betta Wardrobes is a great solution for a custom fit, or for those who are looking for a less permanent option, go for some drawer dividers.
Get rid of the shower curtain
While we understand a shower curtain is the most cost-effective option, it usually doesn’t give off a luxurious feeling. Instead, we recommend to our clients to swap out the shower curtain for a shower screen or even a frameless shower. This is a much more luxurious choice and can be done on a budget. If you’re interested in our budget-friendly options, get in touch with our team.
Go DIY where you can
While it may seem a little daunting to renovate a bathroom, there’s plenty that you can do yourself. There is also a wide range of renter-friendly options and less permanent DIYs available.
In contrast, not everything in your bathroom can be done DIY. Pick and choose where to save money and where to invest in professional help. Getting this balance right is all about getting the most bang for your buck and realising where your limitations might be. For example, changing a shower head is an easy fix, but retiling your whole bathroom might require some help.
Choose a statement mirror with backlighting
If you’ve ever been in a bathroom with terrible lighting and a small mirror, you understand how frustrating it can be when trying to get ready. Your mirror is a key component in your bathroom and is often a dead giveaway of a cheap bathroom compared to an expensive one.
When choosing a mirror, choose a statement mirror, ideally with a backlight behind it. Not only does this help you get ready in the mornings, but it also adds a luxurious touch. The majority of backlit mirrors also have different lighting settings. This small change will make a huge difference to your overall bathroom design.
Add the finishing touches
Oftentimes, when we look at our own bathrooms, we forget to go all out with the finishing touches. These touches are what can truly create an elegant and glamorous feeling on a budget. Take advantage of stores such as K-Mart to purchase cost-effective styling pieces. This can be anything from room sprays to white fluffy towels and aesthetic hand soap dispensers. Where you can add in some greenery, this helps to break up the man-made surfaces and add in some freshness.
Simple is best
When in doubt, always go back to the motto: simple is best. In bathroom designs, we see a lot of our customers adding more to the bathrooms when, really, to create a refined and luxurious look; less is always more. Go for high-quality pieces that will last you a long time, and slowly work on building your bathroom up over time. This allows you to spread out your investment and also enjoy the process.
Whether you’re renting or in your dream home, it’s safe to say that everyone wants a luxury bathroom. Luxury bathrooms don’t have to be huge investments, and bathroom upgrades can definitely be done so they don’t break the bank.
If you’re interested in upgrading your bathroom to one that’s luxurious and an oasis in your home, then get in touch with Betta Wardrobes. Our team has been in the industry for over 50 years and is dedicated to creating storage solutions and shower screens that you and your family will enjoy for a lifetime. However, in the meantime, follow us on social media and read through blogs for all the inside information.