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How I built my Dream Barndominium Bathroom on a Budget!

How I Created a Luxe Barndominium Bath on a Budget

Rustic barn aesthetics need not exclude contemporary bathroom luxury. Well-planned designs allow realizing refined bath sanctuaries inside barndos through creative use of affordable finishes and finds. Follow these tips for fashioning spa-worthy suites and do it all on A budget!.

Thoughtful Planning

Limiting square footage overall prevents budget overruns. For master suites, a walk-in shower, soaker tub, dual vanity, linen storage and water closet can fit comfortably in 100 square feet with clever space planning. can help with the initial Floor Plan design and bathroom layout, but when It comes down to what materials you want to use that’s all personal preference but great to get down on paper so you know what your hunting for. Secondary baths work beautifully within 60-80 sq ft range. Include ample lighting, ventilation and heat sources in your initial floorplan too.

Salvaged Statement Pieces

Incorporate reclaimed or antique light fixtures, vanities and hardware work great for saving money on your luxury bathroom build. check on platforms like Facebook Marketplace for materials at bargain prices. Refinished clawfoot tubs, gently used faucets, vintage pendant lights and unique mirrors all set gorgeous moods while controlling material costs.

Where to find High-end Materials Cheap

I chose to visit local discount Tile warehouses in my area there were a few, I was able to find a whole pallet of Premium Grade tile for my entire bathroom at a 1/4 of the price a contractor would have charged me to order it. Salvage construction warehouses can be a goldmine for someone building their own Barndominium, you want to look over the materials well as there was a reason they were returned by the original customers. Faucets are something you can get at a discounted price at places like this, I’ve seen the prices in the delta catalog and I’m well aware how much Moen faucets are from the plumber. Shop smart and Local and you stand to save thousands on your Luxury Barndo bathroom. Luxury freestanding bathtubs seem like they would be out of reach just at first glance however, If you shop smart you can find acrylic free standing tubs that look just like a granite freestanding tub and nobody can tell the difference. Amazon has beautiful Free standing bathtubs Starting around $500, a fraction of what a stone tub would cost and just as beautiful. The best part is they will deliver it right to your door sometimes for free. Same goes for the toilet Amazon has beautiful modern one piece toilets of all shapes and sizes for much more reasonable prices and better quality than you’ll ever find at those big box stores, you know the ones.


Mix it up a bit: New and Old

Splurge on high-end tile, stone or glass for focal walls around beautiful reclaimed salvage finds. Then incorporate more affordable tile, woven textures, shiplap or board and batten accents across remaining surfaces. Instead of marble, concrete, quartz or porcelain slabs, use manufactured countertops which emulate luxury looks at fraction of the price.

DIY Built-Ins

Custom crafted shelving, bath wainscoting, window cornices and vanities establish personal style, save substantially over commissioned cabinetry. Kits and plans from Anthropologie or Restoration Hardware simplify weekend projects fitting barn dimensions perfectly.

Smart Compromises

Accept small-scale vessel sinks rather than grand undermount basins requiring stone countertops. Choose framed mirrors instead of heavy custom cuts. Evaluate every finish and fixture to find cost savings without sacrificing your vision of a striking barndominium bath sanctuary.

With diligent value engineering, even expansive luxe barndo baths stay affordably on-budget. Prioritize statement pieces, thoughtful mixed materials palettes and manageable DIY projects for five-star escapes on two-star budgets!

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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We are super excited with results and service. Tony offered really helpful suggestions. Our dream build was pretty complicated but he and his designer were able to meet our needs.

James B

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