32 Products To Give Your Bathroom An Upgrade
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32 Products To Give Your Bathroom An Upgrade

Jun 07, 2023

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A comfy tub pillow, a life-changing bidet attachment, space-saving storage solutions and other products that make it easy to take your bathroom from drab to fab.

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BuzzFeed editor Melanie Aman swears by it. In her own words:

"This is the bidet I use (I have the Classic version but will definitely get the Spa version next if mine ever goes kaput) and I 100% recommend to my friends, family, and to you, dear reader. Installation was pretty simple; from start to poop it took about 15 minutes. The sensation is...interesting...to say the least but you definitely get used to it. In fact, I recently moved apartments and it's taken me a while to hook up the bidet (I'm a procrastinator, OK?!). Oh how I've missed my bidet during this time (and I'm sure my butt feels the same way). But seriously, I cannot stress how life-changing getting a bidet is."

Get it from Tushy for $129 (available in a variety of colors).

Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm an author and tend to get some of my best ideas in the shower. Since it's inconvenient to have a normal pad of paper and pen in the shower and dangerous to have anything electronic, these fill the gap perfectly." —NfRtB

Get it from Amazon for $15.

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! After over 10 years of the grout not being cleaned, and a botched repair job, the bathroom floor in this house looked horrendous. Two pens covered the entire bathroom floor, with plenty left over in the second pen, even with applying two to three layers (which you will definitely need as the paint is a bit thin and also absorbs into the grout). Super easy to apply, works exactly like a regular paint marker. Be sure to press the pen tip on a separate (thick) cloth to activate it before actually using on the grout so you don't end up with a huge mess on the tile when the paint floods out at first. If you see the first side of the tip is getting frayed, just pull it out and turn it around to the other side." —regalle

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available with a narrow and wide tip).

Promising review: "This is so elegant! Easy to assemble I can put two lipsticks in one small square and it also comes with a black cloth that keeps it clean. I personally loves it so much, now all my stuff is organized and now all I have to do is fill this up because it has so much space! Love it 💕" —AJ

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in six colors).

Promising review: "Filled a useless space above the toilet with something practical and unique. When I was bringing the box up to my apartment several people on the elevator asked where I found it." —Kathy the cat lover

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $145+ (available in two sizes).

Promising review: "Very convenient. I'd been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn't just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn't a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them." —D. Jelte

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors and packs of two).

Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned small business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

Promising review: "These smell AMAZING, and they're such a perfect size for the shower. I used to have big bundles of eucalyptus, but they always took up so much space. These are perfectly sized and the blend of Eucalyptus and Lavender is HEAVENLY." —Maggie

Get a set of three from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $11.51+ (available in three or five pouches; this shop also offers free shipping!).

I frantically bought this thing after realizing that I couldn't fill my tub up very far without the overflow drain deciding that it was totally appropriate to drown out my ambient bath time playlist with its relentless slurping, and I have to say, it has been a game-changer! For anyone worried that it'll cause your tub to overflow, know that it has a hole at the top of the cover that will allow the overflow drain to still do its job if the water accidentally gets higher than the cover.

Promising review: "I have a high-stress job, and I've started taking baths as a way to unwind. However, it never seemed like I could keep enough water in the tub to really enjoy it. This little thing makes a HUGE difference!! I get at least an extra 3 inches of water and it is great." —Hyacinthe Snyder

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in nine colors).

Promising review: "Thankfully, the other good reviews on this product led me to purchase! What makes this a great buy is that it's actually a good shower head! Nice water pressure, easy to install, and the colored LED lights really work. So relaxing. I was worried the lights might become annoying and flashy, but not the case. I just bought another one for my second bathroom. It's not a luxury head with settings, but you get way more than what you paid for on this. *Word of advice: if you turn off the bathroom lights and just use the calming lights of the head, as soon as you turn off the shower you'll be in pitch black! BE CAREFUL! Maybe prepare ahead of time and use the LED lights to navigate to the real light! 🌈 🚿 ♥" —Dalirenee

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three styles).

Promising review: "This product works beautifully. I tried a lot of products to remove the hard water from my glass shower. I have to admit the first time I used it with a cloth, it was not very effective. The second time I used a nonabrasive sponge for glass, and it turned out beautiful just like the first day the glass was installed." —EJP

Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

Promising review: "This is my favorite heated seat! I’ve had ones that have settings, but the high setting was hardly warm. I’ve also had the no settings — just plug it in. I learned that I prefer the settings and this one has it figured out. After I installed it (easily) and plugged it in, I set it to medium for the basement bathroom. I went to try it out about five to ten minutes after that and jumped up — the medium setting is VERY warm! I turned it down to low and that is perfect even in a basement. I like the blue light for those middle of the night trips, but a wall night light would work too. I recommend this seat — great product at a fair price!" —JeM

Get it from Amazon for $119++ (available in two colors and sizes).

It'll prevent straining and help with hemorrhoids, constipation, and bloating.

Promising review: "I have a very small area for my commode. Love the compact size. Replaced the full-sized Squatty Potty and love the extra room! Can’t tell the difference between the standard-sized model and this one, plus love the fold and store feature to be more discreet when guests are here." —LFRC

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

Paige's Candle Co. is a Black woman-owned small business based in New York City that specializes in vegan candles that are shipped with biodegradable materials. Founder Paige Graham is a strong believer that access to natural products should not be constrained by one's zip code, and works to create products that contribute towards a positive and healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone. A portion of sales are donated to offer free craft classes to New York City non-profit organizations, and during the COVID-19 crisis, a portion of sales are donated to City Harvest, a nonprofit organization helping to feed hungry New Yorkers in need.

Get it from Paige's Candle Co. for $18.50+ (available in three sizes; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

Promising review: "This is such a fun and cool little doohickey. Takes about 5 seconds to install. The motion detection is great, it catches us the second we walk into the bathroom. It's bright enough that even with the toilet seat/lid down, it still shines through so if you get up in the middle of the night, you can leave all the lights off and still find your way to the toilet. There are a bunch of different colors (including a color-changing option), and it also has a few different brightness settings. I wasn't totally sure that my wife would appreciate it since she's more mature than I am, but even she thinks it's awesome. Highly recommend!" —Weston

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (also available in packs of two and three).

Get it from Jungalow for $49.

Promising review: "I’ve used the pillow three to four times now and absolutely love it. It’s the perfect size and feel. Some bath pillows are too small and give you a cramp in your neck but not this one. It’s so comfortable. The suction cups on the back work great for holding the pillow in place. It does not slip at all." —Riley Sheridan

Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

Promising review: "We are apartment living, so storage is always an issue, and the bathroom is no exception. No one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you're knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game-changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each, I actually have space left over. My husband's back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, and my daughter's bubble baths and bath floofies all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I'm not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear so I didn't have to change the 'pretty' one for decorative purposes, and it doesn't affect light that way either. Either way, I am super pleased, and I am keeping this link handy in case another one is EVER needed." —goodnite.graci

Get it from Amazon for $18.41++ (available in two colors).

Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $12.80+ (available in five colors).

Cinder Ceramics is a small business that hand crafts functional and personalized ceramics for your home.

Promising review: "I bought these for my adult children who share a bathroom in our beach house. These were perfect! They take up very little space on the vanity and make it easy for them to find their toothbrushes. And they look so nice. The product is exactly as pictured. It arrived quickly and was nicely packaged. The seller was great to work with! I am now shopping for other items she has available on her Etsy site." —Terese Campbell

Get it from Cinder Ceramics on Etsy for $22+ (each piece available individually or as a set).

Measures 15 inches long x 11.25 inches wide x 15 inches high and can expand to 25 inches long.

Promising review: "I'm so glad I bought this. I have a 24-inch vanity in my bathroom and this fit perfectly. I have it extended to about 23-inch and it holds sturdy, though I can see if you were to extend it to its full length it gets weak in the middle. I liked it so much that I ordered another one for the kitchen. I got some clear bins to help organize bottles and other goodies I keep in the bath." —Marlene R.

Get it from Amazon for $23.87+ (available in three finishes).

These rolls are made from tree-free, 100% bamboo paper with zero plastic packaging (even the tape!). They're also free of inks, no dyes, and BPA. This is a Black-owned business with a model that partners with SOIL in Haiti to provide toilets and remove waste from communities. SOIL (safely!) treats collected waste and turns it into compost that's sold to support agriculture, reforestation, and climate change mitigation efforts in Haiti.

Get 24 rolls from Reel for $43.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).

Promising review: "I bought this in the satin nickel and it goes very well with my sons' bathroom hardware. It is lightweight and hangs nicely over the bathroom door. It was very easy to put together with only six small screws (my nine-year-old put it together). I like that it has the extra hooks at the bottom of the rack for smaller towels, or in my case, childrens' robes. It is definitely a space saver in a small bathroom shared by two boys. We will see if it helps them keep their towels off the floor. A mother can dream, right?" —Jo Rose

Get it from Amazon for $17.42+ (available in three finishes).

Promising review: "I have a ridiculously small bathroom and a super small vanity. After too many instances of my dryer and straightener falling to the floor, I went searching for an option to get them off the non-existent counter and onto the towel holder next to my sink. This product has done the trick — it helps me keep my counter space organized and provides me with a great, heat-resistant holder to place them in while I'm working through my hair. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.96+ (available in four colors). Or, check out an over-cabinet styling station.

Promising review: "These are perfect for organizing a messy medicine cabinet. Has lots of little spaces to put small tubes of ointment/single cold medicine pills etc. I got the set of two small organizers along with the double level one and they're perfect. I was worried my cabinet wasn't deep enough to accommodate these but they were — and for the record I feel my cabinet is the crappiest, smallest, shallowest, stupidest in the world so if this works for me, it'll work for you." —William tell-you-like-it-is

Get them from Amazon for $13.60.

Public Goods is a small business based in New York. They offer a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. If you wanna buy a product without jumping straight into a membership, you can purchase with a free, two-week trial membership. Every membership is free for 14 days and then $79/year should you choose to continue.

Promising review: "New favorite body wash. Love this! It is so silky and leaves my skin so smooth. I recommend this product to anyone and everyone. A little goes a long way, it lathers beautifully." —Monica U.

Get it from Public Goods for $7.95.

It's also great for toothpicks!

Promising review: "I love this little holder. I have two in black and green! You can remove the little florets to make room for more cotton swabs. Do not overload this thing, or you will struggle with getting it out. I only fill about 10 at a time. This may not be ideal for people with a large household, but I don't mind refilling it weekly. I usually put about 10 swabs in. I like that it keeps my cotton swabs sanitary with the domed lid. Looks very cute on the countertop!" —ag.fabozzi

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

Promising review: "It looks just like the picture in the tub. It's made very well and the length was perfect for what I wanted. I move mine back further than pictured since I have long hair, so it all rinses to the drain and won't get stuck in the mat, and so far none has. I have moved it to clean once so far and it's very easy to clean. I like that it has gaps between the stone jellies because it dries very quickly and no water sits on the mat. It fixes the problem of the conditioner making it slippy when we shower, and we all feel more safe now. Very happy with this purchase, my daughter loves the spa look it gave the tub too!!" —C. Rozum

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

Promising review: "These are pretty nice shelves for sure. I like that they stack and are clear. I think they make the bathroom counter look clean and somewhat more organized. They are easy to sanitize so that is a plus. I would definitely recommend if you want something cheap but nice to help the clutter." —RJ2727

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20.49 (available in five colors).

FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover, and can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.

Promising review: "I was very skeptical about this one, I had it in my cart for a while and just couldn’t get myself to order it. Once I did and I received it, I was so happy I did. I will be ordering more now. It adds extra storage space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storage is key! I use it for my dryer sheets. I’ll be ordering another to store a small trash bin for lint from the dryer. I’m thinking about also adding these around the house for other things. So easy to install, takes literally less than two minutes." —Hazel Vera

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors and various multipacks).

Promising review: "Amazing bubble bath mat. Love the fact that it is NOT bulky. Pretty light and nice color under water. Suction caps do an excellent job! The bubbles ARE THE BEST PART. You get your choice of different settings and a place to add your favorite essential oil to make your experience memorable. Wow!! Easy dry and storage too. Would definitely purchase again. Wonderful product!!" —Jamayka Girl

Another promising review: "Great product! If you want an option for a jetted tub without having to replace your bath tub, this is a great product to try. It fits well in a regular-sized tub and has strong bubbles that are relaxing and massaging. The heat feature is nice so that the water stays warm for a more relaxing experience. I’ve owned different versions of this product and like this one the best so far." —Nina Murray

Get it from Amazon for $102.01.

Promising review: "These are the best shower steamers I've ever tried. Usually they aren't strong enough or they melt too quickly to even enjoy. They are also bigger than what you can buy at the store. Id say they are about a hockey puck size. One lasted my entire shower and still smelled amazing even after i was done. These are the best shower steamers hands-down. I would definitely buy these again." —Krista

Get a box of six from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 11 sets).

Promising review: "Great product, dries fast and doesn’t slide. Makes the bathroom look more elegant than a regular bath rug." —Veronica Hernandez

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three styles and and four sizes).

Promising review:it turned out beautiful just like the first day the glass was installedPromising review:It adds extra storage space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storage is key!