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Great ways to make your bathroom looks luxurious on a budget

Martha Taylor Brown |
How to get a luxurious look in your bathroom on a budget and create a space in which you will enter like you are entering a spa.

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A whole bathroom doesn't need to cost a fortune to be luxurious, the secret is to mix affordable fixtures and some more expensive statement pieces. A statement piece in any room, including the bathroom, creates a focal point and if it is luxurious, it will cover all other pieces in your bathroom. If you have a beautiful shower, for example, nobody cares about your tile that cost a few dollars if they look OK. You can put in a vanity or a radiator that looks great and your job is done.

People use larger tiles in a bathroom to keep cost down and it takes less time to put them on a wall. But they have their other side too: they look more expensive than smaller ones. If you choose something that looks like marble or some other bright design without too much texture, your bathroom will look more expensive and bigger. You can use larger tiles on both your walls and floor, and you'll not just have fewer cuts which makes things less expensive but a great and bright bathroom too.

It may sound a little bit surprising, but the way you put your tiles on the wall can make a difference too. Instead of arranging them in a simple horizontal way, try to arrange them in a herringbone layout. You will get an interesting look instantly with just a bit more work. The best thing is that you don't have to cover the whole wall that way, you can focus on the splash area for example, choose a complementary color to other bathroom design and you got it.

We must mention marble because marble is the ultimate sign of luxury. But marble is expensive and if you have large areas to cover, it may bring you a bit close to a headache. But there are solutions to this. These days there so many materials that look like marble but are made of porcelain, that you can choose in many designs that resemble marble. The quality is high, the look is great, and affordabilty is here too. A vanity top, or the splash area, or an accent, you will get a great effect.


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