Farmhouse bathroom on a budget

I’m up north for this Family Day long weekend and very excited to have FOUR days to take things a little slower.  There’s something about being at our country home (MUCH less ostentatious than it sounds : )  that relaxes me in a way that nothing else can.

 Even our dog gets in on the relaxation!

Even our dog gets in on the relaxation!

It is for this reason that I think I enjoy designing weekend homes so much.  They represent everything we work so hard for – quality family time, being outdoors, great food & drink, comfort, low-key gatherings, and walls with no clocks. 

 Making a snow angel in freshly fallen snow : )

Making a snow angel in freshly fallen snow : )

 I love outdoor fires!

I love outdoor fires!

These homes don’t have to cost a fortune and they certainly don’t need to cost a fortune to transform.  This will be the first of a series of blogs about creating great rooms on a budget.  The first one is creating a farmhouse bathroom that will be both beautiful and functional (and not break the bank!).

 Love the ship lathe and the patterned tiles!

Love the ship lathe and the patterned tiles!

 A more modern take on the farmhouse bathroom - designed by Amber Interiors.

A more modern take on the farmhouse bathroom - designed by Amber Interiors.

 My personal favourite designed by Kirsten Marie.

My personal favourite designed by Kirsten Marie.

Farmhouse bathrooms can vary greatly in design but as a general rule they are much simpler in design and created with low maintenance materials.  Because of this it is much easier to create this look on a tight budget.

Gazette Vanity $670, Home Depot.  Kingston Brass Faucet $150, Home Depot.  Tork Mirror $229, CB2.  Princeton Sconce $244, Schoolhouse Electric.  Brass Towel Bar $90, Schoolhouse Electric.  Fairview Knob $18/each, Schoolhouse Electric.  Painterly Stripe Shower Curtain $54, Schoolhouse Electric.  Imperfect Piazza Petite Cement Tiles $10.67 sqft, Villa Lagoon.  Dalton White Tile 6x6 $2 sqft, Home Depot.  Pegasus Marble Vanity Top $514, Home Depot.

Although you could definitely go even more budgetI think this is a good compromise between some well priced foundation pieces and some great splurges. 

Enjoy!