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Master Bathroom Update #5 // Creating a Small Bathroom Oasis

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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:

Week 1 // Before & plans

Week 2 // Demo

Week 3 // Tiling

Week 4 // New paint & lighting

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.

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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.

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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.

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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.

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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.

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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!

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis

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Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis // Vero Monitor 14 Series Shower Trim

Easy Upgrades to Create a Small Bathroom Oasis // Vero Monitor 14 Series Shower Trim



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Katy {ashadeofteal}

Monday 8th of May 2017

I can't believe how beautiful your bathroom is coming along. So excited to see the reveal!

Brittany Goldwyn

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Thanks Katy!! Coming at you soon!

Ariel

Monday 8th of May 2017

This looks straight out of a magazine so far! Can't wait for the reveal :)

Brittany Goldwyn

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Thanks lady!!

ashley

Friday 5th of May 2017

It's so spa like! Seriously!

Brittany Goldwyn

Saturday 6th of May 2017

I know, it makes me so happy when I turn the corner into the bedroom and see it :)

All Things Big and Small

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Brittany,

This is stunning! I am in love with that faucet! I can't believe you have gotten all of this done so quickly! I included your other bathroom in one of my roundups, it looks like I will need to update it with this makeover (with your approval)--It is amazing!

Annie

Brittany Goldwyn

Saturday 6th of May 2017

No way I would have been able to do this without my dad and husband. They have picked up some major slack for me since I've actually been super sick the past two weeks. They are angels!!

Jillian

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Every thing looks great! I love the bath salts bar and the plants, nice finishing touches!

Brittany Goldwyn

Saturday 6th of May 2017

We have the plants hung now, and they look awesome!

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