Modern farmhouse bathroom remodel with shiplap walls and Restoration Hardware knock off mirrors

Master Bathroom Paint Colors, Budget + Source List

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The main goal of this blog is to inspire others to make their home simply beautiful on a budget.


Not everyone can afford the average cost of remodeling a bathroom. Considering we were starting off with a room that had no plumbing, ours would’ve been at least $12,000 in our area if we hadn’t done all the work ourselves. We were able to add value to our home without having to use credit cards and ended up spending less than half of what it would have cost if we hired the work out to a contractor. It took making wise choices with materials and not going overboard with the plumbing fixtures. 

My husband’s job is to use his prior expertise in construction to make sure the work is done correctly and to code. 

My job is to do the research and shop around to get the best deal so I can get the designer look for less and share it with you.
Kinda like that friend that you love to go shopping with because she knows how to find all those great deals.

Friends that know how to shop and keep secrets…now, those are the kind of friends you need to keep.

We love the farmhouse style for our home’s interior, but we also wanted to add timeless touches and classic elements when designing our master bathroom. Above all, we needed a functional space without having to blow the budget.
Modern farmhouse master bathroom remodel a bedroom is turned into an en suite bathroom on a budget
A modern farmhouse style bathroom remodel with glass shower enclosure and french door with frosted panels

Our goals for the remodeling the en suite bathroom were the following:

  • Make the space timeless and fitting with our hundred-year-old home
  • Find affordable fixtures that look high end
  • and DIY as much as possible

Our choices may not be for everybody but they can be a guide for when you’re planning on doing your own bathroom makeover.

So with all that being said, I’m sharing the budget breakdown and all the sources of our master bathroom.

 We started from scratch since we turned guest bedroom next to the master bedroom into a combination of en suite bathroom, walk-in closet, and half bath. As you can see, we have many more makeovers to share with you in the future!
Before and after layout of the master bathroom, walk-in closet and half bath floor plans
Master bathroom remodel update

Budget & Source List for the Master Bathroom Remodel:

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Framing out the wall, shower area, and ceiling-  $100


Electrical (wiring, outlets, ceiling light, cans for recessed ceiling lights)- $160


Plumbing for sinks, toilet, shower and shower drain- $70


Drywall (walls and ceiling)- $80


Cement board- found at Habitat Store $20


Liner for shower floor -$50 on EBay




Tile mastic $30


Walk-in shower with rainfall shower and linear drain
Glass Shower Enclosure and Door- wedding/birthday gift from my parents who own Conway Glass.
Typical cost $1600*


Wall mount rainfall shower with cross handles– a similar one is in link but we paid $100






Merola Twenties tile from Home Depot for the master bathroom shower
Paint colors for the master bathroom


Master Bathroom Paint colors-

Walls- Natural Choice by Sherwin Williams in satin
Vanity cabinet- Gibraltar by Sherwin Williams in semigloss
Trim- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams in semigloss
Primer and Paint $100 (I already had the trim paint)


Modern farmhouse bathroom remodel with shiplap walls and Restoration Hardware knock off mirrors
Double vanity- DIY project $200


Vanity wall sconces– (bought as an Amazon Warehouse Deal) $141 for all three


DIY White concrete countertops from Concrete Countertop Solutions–  $500*


Mirrors- DIY knockoff Restoration Hardware mirrors inspired by their Bristol Flat Mirror. We made both for $108. Amazon sells a very similar rounded rectangle mirror in this link.




Baskets beneath the vanity–  four for $40


Black & white runner rug – bought on sale for $65


wall mounted extension chrome makeup mirror


Placement of wall mount faucets over the vessel sink in the bathroom
White rectangular vessel sinks–  $108 for both


Wall mount cross handle faucets– (one was bought as Amazon Warehouse Deal)  $115 for both



Toilet– $160


Wooden X-detail chandelier- a DIY project inspired by an episode of Fixer Upper $65. We’re thinking about doing a tutorial and a giveaway. What’s your thoughts?


A french door from a church was repurposed for the bathroom entry
Entry Pendant Light- a thrift store find that I painted matte black and had the glass replaced with seeded glass from my parent’s glass shop $7


Door- Craigslist find for $20.


Door trim & baseboard $75


Crown molding $100


DIY Built-in cabinet- $60 (includes cost of hinges)




Baskets in the built-in cabinet- from Ikea that I already had


Total cost $4800

*The shower enclosure was a gift from my parents and the concrete countertop materials were given in exchange for our honest review. I still included those numbers in the final budget so you could get an idea of what a bathroom remodel of this size and style would cost you. Our cost came out to be $2700.


In case you missed the previous posts on the master bathroom remodel, here are some links to catch you up:


Please let me know if I’ve forgotten anything and I’ll add it to the list. And feel free to ask me any questions you may have about remodeling a bathroom.

Come see what’s inside the bathroom vanity and cabinet in the post about how to organize the master bathroom. 


I also wanted to share some news with all of you. We feel so honored to say that the built-in bed we made for Taylor’s room will be featured in the October issue of This Old House magazine! This will be the first time anything we’ve done has been in a magazine and I’m truly ecstatic!


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  1. What is the dimensions of the master bath only? Also the inside of the shower that is covered by ship lack is that tile inside?

  2. What were the dimensions of the guest bedroom that you absorbed ?

  3. hello, this bathroom piece is fabulous and inspiring -thanks for so much detail! we are renovating the tiniest bathroom in a tiny season beach cottage. i would like to install a shower similar to yours shown here, however in my search there is a dramatic range of prices. the cheap ones (like the one you include a link to on eBay) concern me- that they come with installation problems. did you have any issues installing yours? was is compliant with US plumbing codes or fittings? thank you! Lisa

    1. Thank you so much for visiting our blog and I’m glad you like the details we put into our master bathroom. I asked my husband about the shower since he did the installation. First of all, he said it didn’t come with instructions. The other thing he wanted to mention is you have to really pay attention to the finish wall depth with this particular model. Other than that, the fittings are compliant with US plumbing fittings. For our area, there are no particular codes that deal with the type of faucets we can use, but we followed code as far as installation. Now, would I purchase this model again? I’d pay more for a shower faucet that has a thermostatic valve. This one does not. And If I was hiring out the work for installation, I would’ve have bought something that was easier to install. We took our chances with this particular model, but luckily it’s worked well with no issues so far. Have fun renovating your beach cottage bathroom!

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