Looking for inspiration and ideas for a summer bathroom refresh? Here are 5 simple tips to refresh your bathroom for the change of seasons.
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Micro Cotton® Towels.
This is our downstairs bathroom. I know it looks calm and peaceful, now.
It’s seen a lot of changes recently.
Once they closed down the colleges and sent people home, our son came home to spend the rest of the semester.
He had tests and Zoom calls and meetings and study sessions and he needed his own space. So, to give him a little privacy and help him on his way to a (hopefully) 4.0 semester, we converted the office into a guest bedroom and fitted out this bathroom just for him.
I asked him to make a list of all the things that he needed and then I rearranged everything for him in the bathroom.
If you are like me and need a few ideas to help your bathroom live a little larger?
Here are my best ideas for a simple summer bathroom refresh.
Simple Summer Bathroom Refresh
1. Organize the drawers
There’s a central vanity in the bathroom with four drawers on one side and a central drawer in the middle.
The challenge that we faced is that this bathroom is used by everyone during the day. It’s not exclusively his. I knew if I organized the drawers for him, then he would have a place to keep his stuff during the day.
I cleaned out the drawers, added liners and made sure there was a drawer for everything.
I also stocked the bathroom with extra shampoo and conditioner and hand soap and lotion.
(total aside: finding hand soap was like climbing Mount Everest—but I will leave that story for another time.)
2. New towels and linens
Nothing says welcome home like new towels. I love these Wamsutta® Ultra Soft Micro Cotton® Bath Towels and I have them stacked in the bathroom on a stool inside the shower area. I wanted towels that were sturdy and strong and soft all at the same time and these towels checked all the boxes. Here’s just a few of my favorite things about them.
- They come in in 50 different colors (and of course I chose white—please act surprised.)
- These towels are produced in an eco-friendly facility that gets 90% of its power from green energy.
- Wamsutta® Ultra Soft Micro Cotton® Bath Towels have an amazing Color Lock Technology that prevents the color from fading in the wash and the way the towels are processed reduces stress on the fibers to prevent pilling.
- They are SO soft and plush and the absorbency is incredible.
Here’s a close-up of the fibers in the towels and washcloths, so you can see the absorbency of the fibers.
The cotton used for the towels is picked from farms all over the world.
And I know I mentioned this before…but they are SO soft.
3. Added hooks
The bathroom is actually divided into two different areas.
There’s the front part with the vanity and the mirror and the drawers. When we remodeled it, we added on the shower area in the back.
No one really used it.
I didn’t want towels draped all over the floor, so we added these hooks in the space to have a place where the towels could air dry.
I go through and scoop them up, wash and dry them and then fold them and place them back on the stool.
4. Shaving station
I organized that middle drawer to create a shaving station for my son.
He can store his razors and shaving supplies out of sight when not in use.
I wanted him to have a place to store everything so it wasn’t sitting out on the counter because the bathroom is used by everyone.
5. Cleaning supplies
I know this sounds silly, but there are a LOT of people in this house right now.
And part of having your (almost) own bathroom is keeping it clean.
The cabinet is stocked with cleaning supplies to help keep the bathroom sparkling and fresh.
He’s been amazing at keeping his room and the bathroom clean.
Just between us, I’m so happy he’s home.
I’m so happy he has his own space.
I’m so happy that he’s happy.
And one day?
His future wife is going to be so happy, too.
Because that son of mine?
He learned how to keep a bathroom clean.
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