Some gym bathrooms are so luxurious, you feel like you’ve stepped into a full service spa. But when you’re running a small business, you don’t always have the extra money (or space) to create that same vibe. It’s not that you don’t want to offer all of those little extras and perks to the folks who frequent your studio. It’s just that the upkeep of a bathroom space that looks and feels spa-worthy can get pretty costly, pretty quickly.
The good news? There are a few inexpensive ways to make your class bathroom look, feel, and smell extravagant — without the hefty price tag. Here are five budget friendly ways to upgrade your studio bathroom, and make your members feel like they’re getting the VIP treatment.
Whether you’re looking for a place to set out your paper towels or just want to keep the various toiletries that your bathroom features organized, adding a few woven baskets to your bathroom gives the space an instant face-lift. Neatly folded hand towels, or even extra rolls of toilet paper can be seamlessly stored this way. Plus, you can usually find a variety of attractive baskets at your local dollar store, and at discount stores like Marshall’s or Target.
Buy It Now: Hyacinth Storage Baskets, $12, Target.com
OIL REED DIFFUSERS
Of course, you want your studio bathroom to smell pleasant. But there are safety implications that come with using candles to get the job done, and those automated plug in scents can end up being overpowering. Not to mention, both of these items need to be replaced pretty regularly. The solution? An oil reed diffuser in your favorite scent. Not only do oil reed diffusers last longer (anywhere from six months to a year), they also add to the aesthetic of any space. Once you own one, you can change up the scent seasonally by purchasing fresh reeds and new oil scents. The best part? You can pick one up at most home goods stores for under $20.
Buy It Now: Woodwick TeakWood 12-pc. Reed Diffuser Set, $12, Kohls.com
DECORATIVE GLASS JARS
Sometimes, feeling pampered can be as simple as having the things you’re used to reaching for in your own bathroom available to you when you’re freshening up after class. Offering your members q-tips, cotton balls, and other essentials in glass jars that double as decoration will make them feel special and cared for. You can even buy customizable labels and write what each jar offers for an added touch — all of which should cost you less than $10 per jar.
Buy It Now: Kamenstein Square Glass Jar Set Of 4, $9, Amazon.com
Adding a plant to your studio bathroom not only upgrades the look and feel of the space, but it also works wonders for keeping the air clean. For plants that grow well within the ecosphere of a bathroom, opt for succulents like lilies and orchids. If you don’t exactly have a green thumb and want to go with something more manageable, ferns make for a more robust decorative plant option. You can either purchase your own pot and seeds to grow the plant yourself, or pick up one that’s already in full bloom at home improvement stores like Home Depot, which should set you back no more than $20.
Buy It Now: Delray Plants Macho Fern In Pot, $20, HomeDepot.com
The best spa-like environments appeal to all of your senses. So once you’ve upgraded the look, feel, and scent of your space, the final step is to add a playlist of music that’s soothing and calming. All you need are a few portable, Wi-Fi enabled speakers that mesh with the theme and color scheme of your bathroom, and an app that you can use to curate a zen playlist. Amazon is a great place to shop for these, plus you can browse based on price point. But don’t be surprised if your bathroom line ends up being a bit longer than usual!
Buy It Now: Etekcity RoverBeats T3 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $23, Amazon.com