When you’re on a budget, chances are you’re looking for the most affordable prices when it comes to choosing products for your bathroom renovation. Every business has times when they need to put even the highest-value products on clearance due to overstock, seasonal changes, updated models, etc., and if you can find those great products when they go on sale, chances suggest that you can save a substantial amount of money when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. And even if you’re not on a budget, who couldn’t benefit from saving money? But what it really comes down to is understanding the bathroom products that you can afford to skimp on and the ones where splurging a little might just be the best thing for your new bathroom.

Do a Search for Sales
Looking through the Penny Saver or waiting for your seasonal Sears catalogue for the best sales are traditions of the past. Finding products that are on clearance is as simple as a few clicks away. Try doing a web search for the item you are looking for, preceded by words like “clearance,” “marked down,” or “deal.” This is likely to bring up a list of many online retailers who have the items you’re looking for at bargain price.

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Know Where to Skimp
There are some bathroom products where you can afford to be a little picky so that you save money in the long run. A few examples include the major appliances, such as the shower, bathtub, toilet, and vanity or sink. Other products, however, such as the bathroom accessories, hired labor, tile, and paint can areas where skimping is not such a bad idea. These things can still look nice and have a high value without spending your whole bathroom budget on them alone.

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Checkout Your Local Home Goods Stores
Finally, it’s certainly worth checking out your local home goods stores to see what they might have to offer in way of bathroom clearance items. Online and in-store specials are often separate and unique and it’s possible that you might just find a blowout sale within a store that has almost everything you need for just the right price. If you’ve searched online, skimped where possible, and you’re budget just still isn’t feeling it, consider checking with your local stores to see if they are running any special deals.

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These are just a few ideas to help you get the ball rolling on your new bathroom remodel. Just because the budget is tight doesn’t mean that you have to go broke revamping your new bathroom space. There are plenty of ways to save on a bathroom project, you just have to be creative and find out how to make it work in the best ways possible. Have any experience remodeling on a budget? Share your feedback and suggestions in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

When it comes to bathroom décor, there’s nothing quite like the subtle beauty of a rustic design. Whether you have a country home, or you live in the middle of a big city, there’s something calming and refreshing about the simple luxury of a rustic bathroom design. For many, the country is connected with a feeling of a slower way of life. Without the hectic schedules, jam-packed freeways, and constant buzz of city life, the country promises break from the stress and offers a place to relax and recuperate without feeling rushed or hassled. One way to create a luxurious bathroom environment is to turn into a rustic space. Bring a little of the slow-paced country life into your bathroom and allow that to be the place where you can wind down and feel rejuvenated.

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or looking for the perfect bathroom design for your new home, check out our suggestions below for how to create the perfect rustic bathroom design.

Bring Out the Wood
One significant trademark of the rustic bathroom is the wood interior. Built to model a barn or a wood cabin, the rustic bathroom is characterized by its wood frame, door, flooring, vanity, and even vaulted wood ceilings.  For that truly country feel, wood is a must when it comes to the rustic bathroom. We encourage you to get creative and find some designs that really stick out to you and that will give your bathroom that luxurious, yet rustic approach.

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Go with a Farmhouse Sink
Another creative feature for the rustic bathroom is the farmhouse sink. While traditionally this sink is seen in kitchens, it can be a great way to give your rustic bathroom a more legitimate and natural feel. Styles can go from a single, large square sink, or a trough-like unit that features two separate faucets for dual usage.

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Subtle Wear and Tear
If there’s one thing that will surely dampen the effect of your rustic bathroom, it’s having things looking too nice and neat. The rustic style holds a sort of beauty in the well-used, if not altogether run-down, appliances.  There might be some very valuable pieces in of recyclable materials in your nearest junk yard. Or, if you prefer not to have something rusted or worn, consider aging the materials yourself through decorative means.

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Go All-Out with the things You Care About
It may seem simple enough, but if there’s something that is going to make your bathroom truly spectacular, we suggest grabbing it before it’s too late. When searching for the perfect materials for your new bathroom design, you may just find something unforgettable that will give your design something unforgettable.

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One of the great things about a rustic bathroom is that there are so many different directions that you can take the design. You can have a more modernized look or go with an antique approach, or you can go heavy on the rusticity or have a more refined design, it’s all up to your personal taste and budget.

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Luxurious bathrooms are quickly becoming the next big trend, and as much as you’d love to hop on the bandwagon and recreate your own bathroom space, budget does not always allow for those renovations we dream about. It might be nice to spend thousands of dollars remodeling the whole bathroom, but there are other small touch ups that you can perform that may seem just as luxurious and only cost you a couple hundred dollars instead of thousands. So, how can you update your space and make it feel like something new without completely breaking the bank?  Check out some of these cheap, easy ways to give your bathroom that makeover feel without all the drama and cost of a full renovation.

Touch Up the Paint
One thing that can certainly make a bathroom look run-down and dingy is old paint. If you have paint in your bathroom that is peeling away or simply looks discolored with age, consider repainting and changing up the color scheme of your bathroom. Repainting things like vanities and other bathroom furniture can be another great way of giving your bathroom a brand new look without all the cost.

Add Windows or Mirrors
Without natural lighting, a bathroom can seem dark and stormy. If you’re going to spend a few hundred bucks to add some renovations to your bathroom, consider adding a window that will allow for natural lighting. Or, if your bathroom already has a window, add some strategic mirrors that will accentuate the room’s most decorative parts and give it an overall larger appearance.

Replace the Faucets
Eventually, even the best of faucets become rusty and aged. One simple trick to give your bathroom a brand new look is to switch out those old faucets in the sink and shower/tub and replace them with shiny, new ones. If your budget allows, consider upgrading to slightly more luxurious or contemporary faucets, which will give your bathroom a new and refreshed appearance.

Give Walls Texture
Break from the tradition of smooth painted or papered walls, and give your walls a bit of personality with a textured outer coating. Textured walls are a look of the modern culture and can enhance your bathroom’s style and make it seem like a completely renovated space.

Think about a Home Spa
One way to give your bathroom the makeover of a lifetime is to turn the mundane bath and shower appliances into a home spa system. Consider a walk-in tub or an exotic steam shower. Consider your favorite part about visiting the spa and try to add those features to your own personal bathroom. Is it the jet stream massage? The lighting? The coloring? Take your favorite parts about your local spa resort and create those features in your own bathroom.

Ultimately, if you find yourself wanting to make some major changes to your bathroom on a limited budget, think about the one area of your bathroom that you’d like to see change the most, and focus on that specific project. Try to pick an area that, in changing, will give the whole bathroom a new and refreshing feel, and save the rest of the renovations for when time and budget allows.