Bathrooms on a Budget: Our 10 Favorites From Rate My Space

If you think you can't redo your loo because of money constraints, think again. Check out these beauties that are colorful, creative, contemporary and clean.

Just because you have a retro bathroom doesn't mean you need to replace the fixtures and tile. Instead, work with what you've got; start by exploring color palettes. This homeowner was able to create a fresh look and utilize the room's mid-century-modern bones. Design by Rate My Space contributor mstupski.

We love this children's bathroom right down to the beach-bucket wastebasket. This homeowner painted the mural herself creating a one-of-a-kind design statement that costs less and means more. Design by Rate My Space contributor memehill.

This homeowner created a fun, soothing and imaginative space. We especially love the mirror bubbles, a whimsical design detail that was probably fairly inexpensive. And if you want a chandelier in your bathroom but don't want the expense of an electrician, string up a romantic candle light. Design by Rate My Space contributor Ikf-ia.

The comments on Rate My Space estimate the cost of this makeover at $40,000. Actually, this contemporary look was created for $8,000. The homeowners saved money by doing a lot of the work themselves and only hiring a contractor for the tough stuff. Design by Rate My Space contributor InspiredGuys.

This former stuck-in-the-'80s bath was redecorated for $700. The wall treatment had us doing a double take. That's not wallpaper but rather fabric, and it's a great idea especially for renters who can't paint. Design by Rate My Space contributor decormom1.

If you think a small bathroom limits design potential, take a look at this DIY space. Created in one weekend for about $1,000, it features a bold color palette and artwork, sleek finishes and stones on the floor. Design by Rate My Space contributor Mark Adam.

The wall quote is a great way to personalize your space and it's a design detail that can be pulled off for very little money. Refinish mismatched mirrors, then create your own refreshing quote. Design by Rate My Space contributor Tiggr16.

This once-dingy bathroom was turned into an elegant space for less than $1,000. The homeowner used prefab cabinets, added molding and replaced hunter-green tile with marble. Design by Rate My Space contributor mamma4x.

If you want to splurge on one item, find ways to save elsewhere. This homeowner found a slightly damaged clawfoot tub for just $90 then spent $900 on a vanity from Ebay. The seamless shower doors are a design splurge with fabulous dividends. Design by Rate My Space contributor KarenSpirit.

To save money, tile was only used on one wall. The vanity was a bargain find, and the homeowners did most of the work themselves. Design by Rate My Space contributor jlgraddy.

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