Honest Abe customers are very creative at getting the most out of their budget when it comes to bathroom planning. Sara Brown, writer for Timber Home Living, offers a few simple ideas for creating a beautiful and economical bathroom. These photos show how Honest Abe customers implemented some of these tips into their own bathroom plan.

Think again before including a walled-off toilet.

You’ll spend money to build the walls and a door to create privacy that you might not necessarily need. Screening walls or tucking a toilet into another area of the bathroom is a cheaper alternative for privacy.

Choosing tile can quickly throw a bathroom budget out of control.

Instead of choosing all designer tiles, mix some lower-cost tile with accent tiles that might be more expensive, especially if you plan to use tile on your floor and walls.

Rather than enclosing your shower or tub in glass or tile, pick something that’s more standard, such as a prefabricated enclosure unit.

If you’re going to include both in your master bathroom, there’s no reason why both need to be top-of-the-line.

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Consider going with a single sink instead of his and hers.

Think about it: Homeowners often want double sinks, but maybe only use them a small percentage of the time. Think about your personal schedules and see how often you’d really need both sinks.

Dual-flush toilets are both environmentally and budget-friendly.

 Although they’re a bit more expensive upfront, these toilets offer two levels of flushing (liquid and solid), so you’re using less water, which will save you money in the long run.
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