Bathroom renovation, practical budget materials

How to make a renovation in the bathroom at the price of economy? Choose high-quality, but inexpensive materials. Do the work that you can do yourself. Use the many tricks from our article.

What does a low-cost renovation mean?

Buying expensive finishing materials does not guarantee a luxurious result, as a reward for the money invested. Involving a designer in the project will alleviate problems and free up time, but it’s also the other way around. Communication with the designer turns into endless arguments, and the result is again not what you expected.

To put full responsibility for the repair on the workers is also wrong. They are technical specialists who are not obliged to understand the intricacies of style, although they are aware of fashion trends and sometimes provide sensible advice.

Budget bathroom renovations – is a sensible approach to the construction process as a whole at all stages involved in the redevelopment of the room. And if the goal is to obtain a beautiful, functional bathroom with minimum costs, you will have to delve into each of the stages.

– The market is replete with a variety of finishes to suit all tastes and pockets.

– Ready-made designs can be found in the finishing materials manufacturer’s catalogue and on the pages of electronic magazines, you can breathe your own life into them and get a personal project that reflects your family’s character. New technology and modern materials enable you to do most of the work yourself.

– Estimating the cost upfront not only allows you to know the costs upfront, but you can also control the budget in the process. This does not mean that the items of expenditure are fixed, but having an estimate will help you make the right choices. It will help you to determine where you can cut costs and where you can afford them.


The bathroom must be not only beautiful, functional, comfortable, but it must also address the needs of all family members. Limited space makes it difficult to accommodate everyone’s needs, while leaving space for minimal movement.

What a design project consists of. It’s not just a matter of selecting the materials, it’s primarily a matter of working with the space in the room. a well-placed partition or small shelving unit can enclose the bathroom, making it a more private space. If space allows, this can be achieved by using low-maintenance houseplants, which like high humidity and cannot tolerate direct sunlight. In the microclimate of the bathroom, flowers such as begonias, ferns and calatheas will be very popular. Create an artificial lighting for this oasis from LED panel.

Visual partitioning of the room as well as correcting design flaws is done with colour combinations. We’ll share some tricks later in the “Tips and tricks” section.


Preparing the walls for a decorative coating is more important than the coating itself. What you shouldn’t skimp on is the substrate material for the walls. The walls should be even and solid, then the most inexpensive materials look decent.

A flat concrete wall looks modern without any coating, and in combination with natural materials, stone or wood, will create a unique design.

Use quality waterproof mortars and deep penetrating primers to keep the structure from being affected by moisture.

Use an idea with a concrete wall and wooden elements to create a vintage or loft interior.

The most budget-friendly option for walls is paint. The coating cannot be called durable, but it can be periodically renewed. For bathroom, only moisture resistant paint materials are used. With the right sequence of steps, any beginner will be able to handle the job of painting the walls. This is another cost that you can save on.

Vinyl or quartz-vinyl tiles are becoming increasingly popular for bathroom tiling. They are less expensive than ceramic tiles. Laying quartz vinyl is not difficult, and even inexperienced “masters” have no problems. For wall cladding, such tiles are more often used as decorations, for example, to imitate natural wood, which is harmful to high humidity in bathrooms.

Sometimes wallpaper is used in the bathroom. The price of the material is attractive and the process is straightforward. If such a need exists, then decorate walls that are not in contact with wet areas with moisture-resistant wallpaper. And tile or vinyl panels should be used for the washbasin and bathtub areas.

Self-adhesive films are an inexpensive option for refurbishing wall surfaces. They are moisture-resistant and easy to use. To ensure the film adheres firmly, the substrate should be cleaned thoroughly and primed. If pipes run in the background of the wall, they can be masked with the same foil. There’s no better material for the bathroom than ceramic tiles. 

Strong, durable, moisture-resistant, hygienic and aesthetically pleasing coating. The high physical and mechanical properties of ceramic tiles are due to the complex technological process of production, which affects the price of the product. The difficult installation process makes it necessary to call in professionals.