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Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 15, 2013

Steal This Look: A Budget Bath, Nordic Style

Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 15, 2013

When Tine Edginer and Carsten Lau Laursen renovated the bathroom in their winter cabin in Denmark, they creatively decided where to spend and where to save. Detailed with a mix of affordable options and subtle Scandinavian style, their results stand as proof: you don't need a big budget to get what you're after. Here, we dissect the key elements.

Budget Bathroom in Scandinavia via Bolig Magazine | Remodelista

Above: Tine and Carsten's newly finished bathroom. To source a similar white paint, see our post: 10 Easy Pieces: Architects' White Paint Picks. Photograph by Tine Edginer for Bolig Magasinet.

Hansgrohe Axor Montreux Single Hole Bathroom Faucet | Remodelista

Above: The Hansgrohe Axor Montreux two-handled, single-hole lavatory faucet is $419.13 from eFaucets. For more options, visit 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Deck-Mounted Bath Faucets.

Porcher Square Fireclay Lavatory Faucet | Remodelista

Above: The Porcher Square Fine Fireclay Lavatory Faucet sink is $276 at eFaucets.

Ikea Fas Clamp Spotlight | Remodelista

Above: Tine and Carsten used Ikea's Fas sconce, which is no longer available in the US, but the company continues to carry the Fas Clamp Spotlight ($9.99). An alternative is the Krämare Wall Spotlight, also $9.99.

InterDesign Formbu Bamboo Shower Curtain Rod | Remodelista

Above: InterDesign's Formbu Large Shower Curtain Tension Rod in a natural finished bamboo is $22.99 from Home Depot. If your space doesn't require a tension rod, The Renovator's Supply sells Unfinished Pine Curtain Rods for $19 each through Amazon.

CB2 Shower Curtain Roller Clips | Remodelista

Above: CB2's Shower Curtain Roller Clips come in a set of 12 for $9.95.

Sturdy Cotton Duck Shower Curtain in White | Remodelista

Above: Mountain Laurel Mercantile's Sturdy Cotton Duck Shower Curtain has a row of nickel-coated brass grommets and does not require a liner; $30 for the stall size at Amazon.

Kohler Industrial Exposed Shower Fixture | Remodelista

Above: For a shower fixture with a similar industrial look, we like the Kohler Industrial Exposed Shower (K-7258) in a rough plate finish with an adjustable showerhead; $263.25 from Amazon. For a hand-shower setup like Tine and Carsten's, the Toto TS630F2-CP Handshower Set is $170 from eFaucet.

Wall Mounted Soap Dish in Chrome | Remodelista

Above: The Wall Mounted Soap Dish is fabricated from die-cast zinc and plated in chrome; $3.09 from Harney Hardware.

Skagerak Cobbler Stool in Teak Wood at Danish Design Store | Remodelista

Above: Something as simple as a wooden stool can transform the look of a small space. A worthwhile splurge? Danish design company Skagerak's Cobbler Stool, designed by Uffe Berg, available in oak and teak (shown) for $349 from the Danish Design Store. 

Ikea Fräjen Bath Towel in White | Remodelista

Above: For a serene bathroom, white towels are a good choice. Ikea's Fräjen Bath Towel is made from 100-percent terry cotton; $4.99. Also see 10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Bath Towels.

For more design ideas from Scandinavian baths, go to our previous Steal This Look posts: a Black and White Shower in Finland and a Compact Danish Bathroom.

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