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20 DIY Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa

With everything going on in the world, we all need a relaxing space where we can get ready for the day and wind down when it’s done. The bathroom is a place you have to use every day, so it should be relaxing. Try these simple DIY upgrades to make your master bath feel like a spa oasis.

  1. Install a new shower head: There is no need to live with a builder-grade shower head that doesn’t provide enough water pressure. Changing out this piece of hardware is easy, and you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes.
  2. Add flowers or plants: If you’re lucky enough to have natural light in the bathroom, hanging plants can thrive. But even fake plants or fresh flowers on a countertop can make a space feel fresh.
  3. Frame your builder grade mirror: If your mirror doesn’t have a frame, this DIY upgrade can make it feel more luxe for much less than purchasing a new mirror. Frames can be made out of molding from the hardware store, and there are many DIY tutorials to get the exact finish that matches your aesthetic.
  4. Purchase a new towel set: Nothing says spa-like fresh white towels. There’s no easier way to refresh your bathroom than with a new matching towel set. You can even consider a fluffy robe to really make mornings feel like a day at the spa.
  5. Re-caulk the shower and tub: Over the years, caulking cracks and yellows. Your tile and tub may be in good condition, but old caulking will make a space feel outdated and grungy.
  6. Organize with a tray: Bathroom countertops can quickly feel cluttered. If you have items that you can’t seem to find a home for, consider a tray that makes the countertop feel more organized.
  7. Touch up grout: When grout that was originally white becomes yellowed over time, or if the grout never matched well with the tile to begin with, the entire bathroom feels outdated. Freshen up the space with a bleach or grout staining pen.
  8. Invest in new bathmats: Bathmats are something we usually buy once and live with for many years, but a new mat can give flooring an upgrade. The fun designs and color palates are visually pleasing, and features like memory foam make the space more comfortable.
  9. Create open storage with a ladder: Ladders have become increasingly popular in the last few years as a storage solution. Consider hanging towels on a leaning ladder or ladder shelf. Styles range from modern black seen here to more organic wood tones and even bamboo.
  10. Matching sets: A plastic soap bottle and cardboard tissue box can make even the most luxurious bathroom feel cluttered and cheap. With a matching set, these bathroom essentials become part of the aesthetic.
  11. Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls: Depending on your design style, a bright and airy white wall or a pop of natural color can completely change the feeling of a room. Make sure to keep the colors light or natural to match a spa-like aesthetic.
  12. Incorporate natural elements: Part of the magic of a spa is incorporating natural elements indoors. Consider adding natural features like woven baskets, a clay vase, or even handmade soaps to your spa retreat bathroom.
  13. Paint fans and vent covers: Yellowed plastic fan intakes and vent covers that don’t match your aesthetic can be an eyesore. Rather than buying new ones, you can easily unscrew, spray paint, and replace them.
  14. Organize with clear jars: You can feel like you are in a hotel or spa with your everyday utensils in matching glass or acrylic jars.
  15. Add a shower stool: Sometimes you just want to sit down and relax in a steamy shower. If you don’t have a built-in seat, consider a shower stool. If there isn’t room in the shower, these aesthetic wooden stools also work well as extra storage for towels or a ledge for candles.
  16. Use essential oils: The smell of lavender can immediately transport you to a place of calm. With many different essential oil blends, you can diffuse scents or even place a few drops in the shower.
  17. Install new knobs: If you’re not ready to replace your vanity, adding luxe or bold new knobs can be an easy upgrade. The style of the knobs can change the entire look of the cabinetry.
  18. Hang shelving: Shelving kits are relatively inexpensive, can be ordered online, and are easy to install. Floating shelves like these don’t just provide extra storage, they can be a place to get creative with accessories like candles, vases, and plants.
  19. Hang eucalyptus: Cleansing eucalyptus oil is often found in spas. And dried eucalyptus can easily be hung from the showerhead. When the steam interacts with the leaves, it releases oils and a pleasant scent into the air.
  20. Put up peel and stick wallpaper: An accent wall, especially in larger bathrooms, can be an amazing way to upgrade the space. With seemingly endless prints and patterns, peel and stick wallpaper is a great way to add personality to your bathroom.

If you notice any plumbing or electrical problems when working on your bathroom, call a full-service remodeler to fix the issues. Plumbing and electrical work are essential, and something that should be done by a professional. Or, if you’re ready for a major upgrade, schedule a contactless consultation with Brothers’ bathroom design specialists.