9 Affordable (budget) Powder Room Designs (aka the 1/2 bath)
The powder room AKA half bathroom – although typically the smallest of all the rooms in your house, can be an opportunity to make a big statement for you and your guests. Because these bathrooms are small and often not a room that you spend a lot of time in, you have a huge opportunity to do something unique and fun in there, but it’s not a room in which I splurge for obvious reasons. So we’ve taken on the task and designed 9 budget-friendly powder rooms for you. All of these below lean more on the affordable side and everything them in them is off the shelf and ready to order or pick up in store. Let’s get into it:
Graphic and Monochrome: Our Cement Tile Roundup post continues to still be one of our most popular and for good reason. People love a good statement tile and this bathroom has exactly that. It is black and white and graphic and I am very into the monochromatic but still visually interesting combo of items in here.
Bright and Traditional: At only 1k for all the bathroom materials this one pretty impressively affordable for a traditional setup. The basketweave tile and traditional details are something that will always be in style but the light blue paint color helps it from feeling too boring and predictable.
Regency Luxe: We aren’t quite sure if regency and luxe is a trend that is going to stay in or out in 2018 but for the right home I love this glamorous and soft setup. Marble, blush pink, and some chrome details will always be something that I am into. I could definitely powder my nose in this bathroom.
California Casual: Because what we dubbed “california casual” became one of the most popular series and styles of 2017 on the blog we decided to pull together a bathroom inspired by that vibe. It has some industrial inspired elements in it like the edison bulb light and shelf mirror but the textural tones and that spanish tile floor sound very inviting.
Geometric Spanish: In case you missed our post on what splurge worth tile or wallpaper can do for a room, click through here. But this tile is doing all the talking in this bathroom and is saying all the right things. Because the floor tile is such a statement the rest of the items and colors in the bathroom stayed neutral but with a tile like that you don’t need much else going on.
Wood and White: For those of you that like less of everything – including color in your powder room then this one is for you. It is minimal yet still warm what with those hits of wood in the hook, lighting and the mirror. And that floor tile looks textural and graphic without introducing something busy and fussy into a small bathroom.
Gold and Glam: Does it look like it might be the powder room of one of the golden girls… slightly. Do we still like it?… of course. The 80’s are back in design and fashion in a more refined way and we love it. The rounded shapes and mix of gold, ivory, cream, and marble are making me want to apply some blue eyeshadow in that mirror – just be sure to leave your shoulder pads at home.
Woodsy and Warm: This one speaks a bit to my Pacific Northwest roots, and I can see this particular bathroom in a modern yet warm cabin in the woods. If green walls aren’t for you then you could keep the walls white and you still have a really pretty powder room for your guests to enjoy.
Marbled and Modern: This bathroom is really selling that marbled wallpaper and I love the juxtaposition of the organic lines of the marble with the geometric and angular mirror on top. Could I live in this bathroom every day? NO, but could I use it to wash my hands every day? YES.
Last but not least, a few things to keep in mind before you tackle your powder room remodel. These prices are obviously not including any labor which will differ depending on where you live, and for all of them we either included a vanity or a countertop and sink combo that could be used to replace your current setup, so if you decide to do something custom under the countertops then your price will go up a bit from this as well. And some of these prices have slightly changed since we checked them last night (due to New Years sales ending) so check the most recent prices through the links for exact pricing as it might be slightly different although they all still are very budget friendly. Let us know if you have any questions on any of these and which one is your favorite of the bunch?
And what do you want us to do next? We’ll start working on them but we may as well do the ones that you want us to do. These are typically more renovation based budget posts (not the living room/bedroom/dining room 3 ways) but let us know what you want and we’ll tackle. xx