Steal these looks: 5 bathroom remodels on a budget

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Having a walk-in shower or a jetted soaking tub right at home — maybe with some marble flooring below and a crystal chandelier above — sounds nearly as good as a spa vacation.

But if you’re planning a master bath renovation, you know that such a luxury doesn’t come cheap.

In construction or remodeling, “the bathroom, per square foot, is one of the most expensive things in your house,” says Michael Hydeck, founder and former owner of Hydeck Design Build near Philadelphia.

You can cut costs, but you have to be upfront with your contractor. Articulate exactly what you like in that dream bathroom. A smart contractor or designer can offer less-costly materials, designs and finishes.

Equally important: Be honest about your budget. Get a customized personal loan rate today from myBankrate to fund your home improvements.

Check out these tips from contractors and designers on how to remodel your bathroom on a budget.