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This couple have achieved the Spa-feel bathroom they deserve – on a budget!

SPA, deriving from the Latin phrase ‘Salus per Aquam’ meaning ‘health from water’, is a word some relate to wealth and luxury. I am here to tell you that we all deserve ‘health from water’ no matter our budgets! If you can’t afford to go to a SPA and especially in Covid climate, where you aren’t allowed to go to a SPA, then it’s time to bring the SPA feel home. It is especially good for your mental and physical wellbeing.

Fiona and Will of 1930shome_leylands have managed to create a SPA at home feel for the grand total of £2,500 (max) This includes labour, materials, brand new bathroom suite, tiles and all of it! They have kindly shared it with Beaut so we can all take a look and feel inspired!


Before, the room felt very small due to the sink and imposing cupboard as you instantly walked into the room. They made the smart decision to remove the cupboard from the bathroom. They then created storage for the bathroom necessities, on the landing outside. This allowed them the space to re-jig the bathroom to optimise the space and layout.

Back to brick

Sometimes you just got to take it back to basics, or back to brick in this case! Taking the old bathroom suite out, tiles off the walls and flooring up really opens up the space. They then saw what room they had to play with.

Lots of mess!


Moving the bath location up to where the cupboard used to be allowed for a space at the bottom of the room to house the sink. The toilet was moved up a tad and in small spaces every inch helps! Moving the sink area to the bottom of the room has given an open feel to the room as you walk in. It means there is plenty of space when getting in and out of the bath.

Do It Yourself!

The best way to save money when renovating is, where able, DIY! I think you will all agree with me that Will has done an amazing job with this herringbone tiling in a beautiful strong, blue statement colour tile. Best of all savings hundreds in labour!

Peace and Tranquility

After all the hard work, mess and frustration comes peace and tranquility and a well earned pamper session!

Our aim was to make it as light and spacious as possible as I was weary of it being a small room but I feel with the changes we made and making the decor light that we’ve achieved this.


Check out the finished product:

Open the original feature, Georgian door into this chic bathroom. For a small bathroom Fiona and Will have optimised this space by moving the sink, to give plenty of room and give a relaxing environment.

Taking a further look at this gorgeous 1930’s Georgian door that Fiona and Will have accentuated with matt black door handle and hinges which add a sophisticated, classic look. They moved up and replaced the silver towel radiator with a chic white towel radiator.

Nothing feels like a SPA more than a rainfall shower. In a sleek chrome finish, a concealed shower makes it look more high end!

Chrome fixtures with wall mounted taps and best of all a double ended bath which means you can bathe with your significant other! It’s the finishing touches of wooden panelling that really finish this space off with an added touch of luxury!

The sink area – Oh My! The vanity unit is DIY work at it’s best! All for the total price of £50! Click here to see how to make one!

With matching bath and basin chrome, wall mounted taps. and a basin bowl and I love this back lit mirror, it adds old school glamour.

All the accessories (yet to get everything.. Waiting for Homesense to open haha) are going to be natural materials/colours, which again I think helps with the airy/spa kind of feel


This inspired me to create this budget basket article on 7 chic and natural bathroom accessories for under £40!

Another big thank you to Fiona and Will for sharing their beautiful budget bathroom makeover! Follow their journey on instagram and let us both know if you have been inspired by this article! _X

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