DIY Affordable, Luxury-Looking Bathroom Remodel for $2,900!
I wanted to remodel my bathroom for years but all the estimates were about $8,000 and up. So my boyfriend and I decided to tackle the project ourselves! After about a year of gathering Pinterest inspirations (see link below), hunting for deals, hiring only an electrician, about 30 trips to Home-Depot, a few weeks of work and it’s finally complete for just under $3,000!
My Pinterest inspiration – where I always start:
$315 ceramic flooring
$270 plumbing parts, flooring materials, miscellaneous
$priceless – The satisfaction of doing it yourself 😉
THE VANITY $1,200 (I waited for a bathroom sale to order it – original price is $1499 with FREE SHIPPING)
THE SCONCES $26 each when I bought them on sale (regular price $36)
This is the one thing I hired a professional to install. I had the existing light source on that wall – but it was centered and up high. I paid an electrician $500 to come out and lower it to three sconce positions and close off the top access.
THE MIRRORS $80/each from Hobby Lobby
I searched 9 different stores for these exact AFFORDABLE tall mirrors! I was ecstatic when I walked into my last store – Hobby Lobby and found them! Hobby Lobby switches there 50% off merchandise from department to department every Sunday. So if they’re not on sale this week, chances are the next week they’ll be half off! If not I use this app on my phone called RetailMeNot and search for the 40% off regular priced item coupon code.
I was trying to reproduce the new, popular (and overly priced) Restoration Hardware bathroom style I kept seeing – really tall mirrors above each sink with scones in between(these mirrors run close to $1,000 each! No thanks!):
THE FAUCETS – right around $100/each from the Home Depot – I bought these in store as they didn’t come with vanity
THE LINENS – I spent around $100 from Target buying the Towels, Rugs & Shower Curtain.
*Review– I would NOT recommend these towels. If I could do this over I would buy a higher quality from TJMax, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory or Homegoods. These towels look pretty but they started pulling after the first wash. The rugs are fine and the shower curtain is great, but definitely don’t recommend the towels.
THE DECORATIONS – about $70
I got the soap dispenser at Target ($10), the Vase at a thrift store ($.50), the fern($10)/picture frame($10)/jars ($10)at Hobby Lobby, the Budda ($12) at Burlington Coat Factory and the white floating shelves ($8/each!!) at a local Ohio closeout/grocery store called Marcs – although they’re Target brand so you can get them there if you’re not in Ohio or they’re out of stock.
THE CEILING CHANDELIER – Free!!! A good friend was remodeling his house and didn’t want this beauty!
THE FLOORS – about $315 These are actually ceramic – Faux-wood-looking planks
*TIP – DO NOT INSTALL YOURSELF! If I could do this again, and I did it 3x already , I would hire this part out. It’s really hard to lay ceramic, long, wide planks and not have them “bounce”. I know now it’s because the smallest dip in the floor will make them uneven and impossible to level – even for a handy, perfectionist like me. I think if it were smaller tiles, it would’ve been no problem, but the length and width made these super challenging even on a slab.
What designs inspire you? Have you attempted a bathroom remodel? I’d love to hear your experience!