master bath remodeled with vintage details
Photo: Alise O'Brien
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Split the Workload With a Contractor

If the bath of your dreams seems out of reach, check out how this Missouri couple got creative—and a little dirty—to make their perfect space a reality. Their smart move? They bid their contractor farewell once the drywall and subfloor were in and did the cosmetic work themselves. The result is this spa-like retreat.

Finishing the work themselves, they stayed under their set $6,000 cap and were able to fill the room with high-end fixtures and finishes, such as a claw-foot tub, marble tile floors, a generous glassed-in shower, and a furniture-style vanity.

Take a look at this Vintage Bath on a Budget to pick up a few money-saving pointers and design ideas.
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