If you want to splurge on one item, find ways to save elsewhere. RMS user KarenSpirit bought a slightly damaged clawfoot tub for $90 and a $900 vanity on Ebay. The seamless shower doors are a design splurge with fabulous dividends.
Bag a Bathroom Bargain
The addition of decorative tiles around a vessel sink punched up this otherwise beige and boring bathroom. RMS user joeyboti searched his local classifieds to score a deal on the glass tiles and did all of the work by hand. Taking the time to put in a little elbow grease and searching for bargains can keep your bathroom remodel budget in check.
Freehand and Nearly Free
I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!!! RMS user KarenSpirit totally transformed her good friend's powder room by hand-painting these stunning blooms. Everything else in the bathroom stayed as is. You don't have to update all of the features and decor in your bathroom to make a noticeable difference. In a small space like this, a bold statement can seem like a total bathroom makeover. If you or a friend are artistically inclined, you can update your bathroom for the cost of a couple of gallons of paint.
Stretch Your Dollar
If you look at the comments on Rate My Space about this bathroom by InspiredGuys, you'll see that someone estimated this makeover at $40,000. Actually, this contemporary look was created for $8,000.
Bold and Sleek
If you think a small bathroom limits design potential, take a look at this DIY space by RMS user Mark Adam. Created in one weekend for about $1,000, it features a bold color palette and artwork, sleek finishes and stones on the floor.
Small Stone Wall
RMS user jlgraddy made some smart design choices in this basement makeover that saved money and looks great. The tilework wasn't too expensive because the stone is used only on the back wall. The vanity was a bargain find, and they did most of the work themselves.