Bath Redo on a Budget


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Design tip from Home by Novogratz by Robert and Cortney Novogratz

(Artisan Books, hardcover $35)

In their new book Home by Novogratz, HGTV’s Robert and Cortney Novogratz break down their design process from start to finish in an insider’s look at 20 of the design pair’s projects. The book features tips, tricks, takeaway ideas and detailed budget breakdowns, making it easy for anyone to breathe life into new spaces.

Bath Redo on a Budget

Emmy Award-winning producer David Perler had a small, cramped bathroom in his 900-square-foot New York City apartment that was gutted and redone by Robert and Cortney Novogratz as part of the makeover of his entire flat. Here are their ideas for redoing a bathroom on a budget:

  • White subway tile is a sleek, clean and inexpensive tile option. If you have a more flexible budget, do a focal wall or a strip in a more expensive tile.
  • Inexpensive sinks, toilets and tubs do pretty much the same thing as high-end versions and often look fairly similar.
  • If you can’t afford a really nice vanity, use a pedestal sink. Cheap vanities look cheap.
  • A single beautiful light goes a long way.
  • Antique medicine cabinets and cool vintage mirrors look fantastic above the sink.
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