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It’s the fifth week of the One Room Challenge, and we’re wrapping things up around here! And thank God, because I can’t wait for this thing to be finished. I feel like everything has been coated in a layer of drywall dust since we got started, but this week we’re finally getting to the fun stuff: the finishing touches.
If you’re just now joining me, make sure to check out the first four ORC updates:
This week I’m sharing five easy upgrades to create a small bathroom oasis. And don’t think you have to completely reno your existing bathroom to implement some of these tips, either. No matter what state your bathroom is in, these projects will help you polish your space and make it feel more relaxing.
1. BUILD A BATHTUB TRAY
When we decided to put in a freestanding tub, I knew I wanted some sort of bathtub tray. You can buy a fancy bathtub tray, or you can make a really simple one. I shared a tutorial last week for the one I made to fit our new tub.
2. SWAP EXISTING CABINET HARDWARE
I mentioned in week 1 that we were keeping the existing vanity and vanity top to save some money. That didn’t mean it couldn’t get a bit of a face lift, though. By simply swapping out the builder-grade chrome knobs for $20 worth of brushed nickel pulls, we were able to transform this piece’s look. And the change only took a few minutes worth of measuring and drilling, too.
3. UPGRADE YOUR FIXTURES
You caught a peek at the wall-mounted tub filler in the previous photo, which is the Zura model. We love the sleek look it gives the tub nook, and it doesn’t take up much space.
There’s also just something about a rainfall shower head that makes your shower feel more like a spa. A rainfall shower head was actually one of my husband’s only wishes for the new shower. Delta has tons of shower heads that fit a variety of different styles, but when we saw the Vero Monitor 14 Series Shower Trim set, we knew it was the one! How sleek does it look in our new shower? We were worried it would come out too far from the wall for the small shower, but it’s the perfect length.
4. BRING PLANTS IN
If you’re lucky enough to have a window in your bathroom, this one is easy! There are many varieties of plants that will thrive with even a small amount of light. You can still have plants if you don’t have a window, though—try bromeliads, snake plants, golden pothos, and certain ferns. Air plants could also be a great option depending on the amount of ambient light your bathroom gets. If you go for air plants, hang them in terrariums for added visual interest, which is what I’m planning to do.
5. CREATE A BATH SALT BAR
Part of the reason why we wanted to re-do our bathroom was to bring in a tub. I am a huge tub lover! And the best thing about a relaxing tub is probably the scented bath salts, which are very easy to make at home. Check out my tutorial on making baked bath salts for easy and customizable recipes!
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