Hello friends! Today I am doing a little bathroom makeover dreaming. One of the hopeful home improvement projects for the upcoming summer is an upstairs bathroom makeover. We gave the late 1980’s bathroom a make-do makeover with paint and new vinyl flooring when we moved in, but after five years it is in desperate need of a complete overhaul. 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 and maybe have a separate walk-in shower. so of course I headed to Pinterest to get some ideas! I found five bright and beautiful bathrooms got inspiration as we begin the planning process for the makeover.
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When I started searching on Pinterest, I was looking specifically for bright and beautiful bathrooms with bathtubs for soaking. This bathroom is much larger than ours with a completely different layout, but a girl can dream!
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 While we will be getting rid of our outdated whirlpool tub, I would still like to have a bathtub for relaxing and soaking. Wouldn’t it be so wonderful to come home after a hard day and run your bath in a deep jacuzzi tub? 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 gorgeous mirrors both behind the tub and above the vanity reflect light all around. The chandelier is just beautiful too. I would love to have a beautiful light fixture in the center of the bathroom, but I would want some extra light around the sink area. I need to check out the best recessed lighting to get some ideas and inspiration regarding the options that are available for bathrooms. 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! One point to consider is that vintage tubs require different plumbing fixtures, so if you don’t have experience with vintage tub installation you will definitely need to call a plumber.
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!