Good evening friends! Tonight I am doing a little bathroom makeover dreaming. One of the hopeful home improvement projects for the upcoming summer is a minor cosmetic makeover in our upstairs bathroom. This makeover basically involves repainting and maybe adding a shelf behind the toilet to add some style and for storing some necessities. If time and budget permits, we might even get around to changing the floor. We inherited a large whirlpool bathtub when we moved in, but unfortunately it doesn’t work very well and it also takes up way too much space. My husband mentioned the other night that he would like to replace it with a smaller tub sometime in the future, so of course I headed to Pinterest to get some ideas! I found five bright and beautiful bathrooms and I am just swooning! Even if it will be a couple of years until we get around to a full bathroom makeover, a girl can dream!
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And how dreamy is this bathroom? When I started searching on Pinterest, I was looking specifically for bright and beautiful bathrooms with bathtubs for soaking. I ended up finding five bathrooms that I thought were so amazing I wanted to share them here on the blog.
I love all the light in this bathroom, and the built in tub! While we will be getting rid of our outdated whirlpool tub, I would still like to have a bathtub for relaxing and soaking. There are so many kinds of smaller whirlpool baths or garden tubs that can be built in or made to look as if they are built in, as well as other ways to turn your home bathtub into a jacuzzi. If you don’t have space for a traditional hot tub outdoors, a spa-like bathroom can still be a place to retreat and unwind from the stresses of the day.
Bathtubs are much cheaper than they used to be, and there are many companies which can source, deliver, and install it for you, taking loads of the work out of your hands. That is great to remember when trying to convince my husband to get a clawfoot tub! He has made it very clear he will not be hauling it up to the second floor of our 97 year old house! I have lived in two homes with claw foot bathtubs, and they are my absolute favorite for relaxing and of course they are perfectly vintage! Although you can find vintage claw foot, cast iron tubs while you are out junkin’, these days it’s even easier and probably cheaper to buy a reproduction. You will get the same look without all the hassle.
Even though there are no visible windows in this bathroom, the use of the amazing mirror reflects light all around. I am also loving that floor! I am considering trying a similar look using a floor stencil to mimic the antique tile.
I have lived in two homes with claw foot bathtubs, and they are my absolute favorite for relaxing and of course they are quintessentially vintage. You can find old claw foot, cast iron tubs while you are out junkin’, these days or you might even be able to find a steal on a vintage or antique tub on sites like eBay or craigslist. Chances are, it will need some major TLC, but if you enjoy DIY, then save the world…buy vintage! Nevertheless, it’s even easier and might even be cheaper to buy a reproduction. You will get the same look without all the hassle.
This post has really gotten me excited for the future makeover, and I hope you enjoyed these five bright and beautiful bathrooms too. I have really been enjoying sharing all of these inspiration posts lately for my interior decor and styling series. It’s so fun to get lost and dream in all of the beautiful photos, and to make home improvement wish lists. For now however, I have to get back to reality…time to go switch over the laundry, so I can have a clean towel for a hot shower at least!
Have a relaxing weekend everyone!