This navy and white bathroom with marble and brass accents is gorgeous and functional. Find out great sources for bathroom remodels to complete a renovation like this and tips on when to splurge and when to save!
I expect to get questions from time to time on sources, but you guys are giving me an extra part-time job with questions on this bathroom! 😉 So I want to put it all in one place for you.
As with most of my projects, it was a combo of some save items and some splurge items. I love searching for that balance… So there is a simple source list at the bottom as well as shop-able images, but first I want to share a few save/splurge ideas with you.
Where to splurge in a bathroom renovation:
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We used this tumbled marble hex tile on the floor and this marble countertop. While both are actually quite affordable as far as real stone goes, they are certainly more than some other options… but they stay in the space for years and increase the value of your home.
Like the stone, faucets are permanent fixtures in the space, so they increase the longevity of your remodel as well as the value of your home. If you’ve got room in the budget, splurge here! These polished nickel sink faucets and this shower/tub combo kit were generously provided by my friends at Moen, and they increase the sophistication level of the room by several notches.
If you are a power DIY-er, then you can “splurge” by investing time. If you’re 9 months pregnant with baby #4 like I was (ha!), you can splurge by hiring it out. Either way, a little extra effort/money to tile the full water closet and the wall above the vanity with this white tile was totally worth it.
Where to save in a bathroom renovation:
We used the most basic white undermount porcelain sink that my countertop fabricator provided. Basic, unobtrusive, and inexpensive.
The vanity in this space is not expensive. It is simply the white laminate builder-grade cabinet that was in the bathroom before, but with a good paint job in Polo Blue by Benjamin Moore (tutorial coming soon!) and new brass hardware, it looks like a designer piece.
Notice I don’t have any! Towel bars can be so expensive. I simply used Rub ‘n Buff to make the brushed nickel towel rings we already had match the cabinet pulls and added this affordable set of hooks to the wall for big towels.
Tubs and Toilets
We kept the basic tub and toilet in this space. Nothing of unusual size would have fit anyway (if you do have space, a beautiful tub might need to switch to the splurge category!), but with the full wall white tile and this fabulous shower curtain, the basic fixtures blend in perfectly.
I am in love with these wood frame mirrors we found. But even if you need a different look for your space, there are numerous affordable options for bathroom mirrors. Homegoods, Overstock, and other discount stores offer big, beautiful wall mirrors at affordable prices… Usually much less expensive than actual “bathroom” mirrors.
I hope you found this helpful! If you’ve remodeled a bathroom, what were your favorite splurge or save items? And now, as promised…
Sources for this bathroom:
wall tile: Floor & Decor
floor tile: Floor & Decor
grout color: warm gray
wall paint: Behr Cameo White
countertop: Floor & Decor
vanity color: Benjamin Moore Polo Blue (tutorial for how to paint your vanity here)
cabinet pulls: Amazon
light fixture: Amazon
mirrors: World Market
sink faucets: Moen
hand towels: Target
towel rings: (similar)
turkish towel: Target (in store)
towel hooks: Target
shower head: Moen
shower curtain: Kate Spade
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