From frugal to extravagant, creative ideas for bathrooms abound. I’ve assembled a list of fun ideas for the bath that you could easily do on a budget. Many of these bathroom ideas use repurposed materials, which make these ideas good for our earth, too. Finding the materials may be a bit harder – check local Habitat Restore shops, estate sales, or reclaimed building material or architectural salvage shops for the best deals. Or curbside finds are always an option!
Window Box Towel Holder
Fitted Pipe Fixtures
This industrial idea for a bathroom was dreamed up by Three Scoops of Love when she crafted sturdy towel rods and a toilet paper holder from galvanized pipes. The pipes could be painted any color or for rustic charm, leave them in their natural galvanized state. For another nifty idea for towel holders, check out these fun rope handles via Pinterest.
Mirrors on Ledges
Here is another great idea for ledges in a bathroom via Desire to Inspire. Since a mirror - or mirrors - are an absolutely necessity in a bath, these ledges are used to display a beautiful vintage selection. Ledges are super easy to craft on a budget. Simply purchase inexpensive pine, paint and hang!
Reclaimed Wood Wall
River Rock Wall
This gorgeous powder room was featured at Houzz and focuses on sustainable design - even the sink pedestal was fashioned from salvaged wood from a 200 year old barn. But check out that river rock wall, which could be crafted from a bag of stone found at your local gardening store. Of course, a feature wall like this could really be crafted from anything, so feel free to get creative with your design.
Natural Wood Vanity Top
This wood slab vanity top idea from Better Homes & Gardens is absolutely amazing, and with a bit of reclaimed wood, it would be easy to do on a budget and would certainly become a statement piece in any bathroom.
Scrap Tile Success
This gorgeous vanity and backsplash I found pictured on Pinterest looks like it is crafted from salvaged or miss-matched tile. What a great way to save and create a unique look for your bath at the same time. This look could be used anywhere you want a bit of pattern. To make installation easier, you may want to search out tiles that are the same thickness. However, if you have some experience in this area, even that may not be necessary.
Plans for a Vanity
Plans Now has come up with a creative way to avoid the mass-produced look of conventional bathroom cabinets by transforming an old desk or table into a custom-made vanity. You can download the complete instructions and plans for only $5.95. They'll take you through the entire project - from cutting the sink opening to mounting the table to your bathroom wall - so you can create your own unique piece.
Glass Mosaic Vanity Top
From Old to New Vanity
Vintage Bike Vanity
When you get a bit creative, anything goes! This is an actual item featured at The Benjamin Collection and handcrafted by an artist. This unique vanity just proves how fun your bath can be when you think outside of the box.