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The $1000 bathroom remodel

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Planning a bathroom remodel? Don’t settle for less than luxury. You won't need a budget made of gold to achieve a look that's fit for Hollywood. We'll show you how to pack glitz and glam into your bathroom makeover -- all for around $1000!

The $1000 bathroom remodel

1

Glass tile backsplash

To stretch your budget without sacrificing your desired look, include small doses of high-end finishes throughout the space. A glass-tile backsplash along the vanity or trimmed across the shower will give any space a luxurious feel.

Our pick: Jeffery Court glass travertine wall tile, Home Depot, $6
2

Vinyl flooring

When planning your remodel, don’t forget to look down! If you’re bathroom’s floor is dingy and old, the time might be right for new flooring. Many of today’s vinyl flooring products can be cut with scissors to fit into place -- and the selection has improved significantly over the years. For a modern look, choose plank style flooring that can be installed in a brick-lay or herringbone pattern.

Our pick: Trafficmaster vinyl tile flooring, coastal grey, Home Depot, $2 square-foot
3

Ceiling lights

Updates to vanity fixtures are fairly common, but don’t forget those flush-mounts! Hang a small crystal chandelier, or an elegant semi-flush mount for added drama. Or, choose a fixture with a fun color and print to serve as a statement piece.

Our pick: Savoy House semi-flush mount, Lighting Direct, $77
4

Decorative mirror

If your mirror, mirror on the wall is not the fairest of them all, consider a decorative upgrade. Browse through the selection at your local Home Goods, Ross, Marshalls or TJ Maxx. These stores receive unsold stock from some of the biggest home décor retailers, which means you get the same great style for less money!

Our pick: Reflections Mia mirror, Home Decorators, $73
5

Updated plumbing fixtures

Do your fixtures drain the life out of your personal style? A simple update to a modern fixture is cost-effective and can pack a big punch. For a modern look, choose finishes in satin nickel, chrome or stainless steel. Or, if you have traditional taste, go for oil-rubbed bronze.

Our pick: Satin nickel bathroom faucet, Overstock.com, $59
6

Soothing color

Create a spa-like atmosphere by painting your walls in a soothing color. Soft shades blue, green, gray and even tan are great go-to colors for achieving a tranquil environment. Enhance your color choice with accent colors displayed in your accessory items, and trim windows, doors and casing, in a crisp, clean white.

Our pick: Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint, 1 gallon, Home Depot, $34
7

The little things

At the end of the day, it’s the little things within a room that tie everything together. Choose fun, playful accessory items that make you smile, or fit your quirky style. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, finishes and colors. Make your own rules to create a space you're sure to love!

Our pick: Faux fan coral, Z-Gallerie, $40

8

Custom vanity

As one of the most-used areas within the space, your vanity should be functional without giving up on style. For those who feel comfortable wielding a hammer, repurposed furniture could easily become a custom vanity; but if you’re looking for a unique piece that doesn’t require a tool-belt, there are many affordable options on the market. Home Depot has a large selection of pre-finished vanities -- many for less than $200.

Our pick: Country 30” vanity with Alpine top, Home Depot, $200

9

Shower curtain

In a small space, everything has the potential of becoming a focal point. Choosing the right shower curtain for your bathroom makeover will seal the deal. A textured curtain in a neutral tone will create interest without stealing the show, while a bold pattern or color will instantly draw your attention. If you can’t decide, it’s easy to change out the curtains for a mini-makeover in a single move!

Our pick: Waterfall ruffle shower curtain, Urban Outfitters, $80

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