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    If You’re Looking To Update Your Bathroom Here Are 27 Products To Start With

    Time to give your bathroom the upgrade it deserves.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A natural tub and tile cleaner to help dissolve soap scum, hard water stains, and mineral deposits from your shower/bath floors and walls with minimal effort required on your end. Plus, it's non-toxic, free of synthetic fragrances, and smells like eucalyptus.

    on the left a reviewer's shower tile looking dirty and on the right the same tile floor looking cleaner after using the product

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. I came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this." —Amber Erwin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A jetted bathtub cleaner — just fill up your luxurious bath, add a quarter of the bottle, watch it work its magic by removing gross residue, and drain the tub to find it sparkly and clean.

    Each bottle cleans about four times, and it's septic-safe! Only takes about 15 minutes to clean!

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. A surface cover to transform your bathroom counters into beautiful marble pieces.,

    Check out our write-up of this inexpensive and super cool marble adhesive surface cover!

    Promising review: "Looks AMAZING. Really easy to use, just make sure you measure and get a piece big enough for your item so you don’t have to line up multiple pieces. Took less than 30 minutes to re-do my buffet top from the dark brown granite it used to be." —Brittany renzoni

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

    4. A bathroom cleaner for tackling soap scum, stains, and other bathroom messes featuring a plant-based ingredient list you'll feel good about.

    the clear spray bottle of the bathroom cleaner
    @publicgoods / Via

    It's made with purified water, coconut-derived actives, citric acid, natural rosemary oil, and natural lemon oil. It's free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and is biodegradable. Public Goods is a small business based in New York, NY that offers low prices on high-quality sustainable products from household cleaners, to hair and body, to grocery items, and more. Annual membership is $59, but if you're interested in buying a product like the bathroom cleaner above before committing to a membership, you can sign up for a free two-week trial!

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! Light and refreshing scent. Cleans great! And the simplicity of the bottle is so aesthetically pleasing on my cleaning shelf!" —Amanda M.

    Get it from Public Goods for $5.75.

    5. A touch-up paint pen to fill with your paint color of choice and apply to any imperfections you're trying to cover up.


    Promising review: "Love this — absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." —Hooked on Amazon!

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. And this little bottle of paint touch-up so you can quickly fix chips, cracks, and stains on your walls without having to re-do the whole thing.

    a person using the white touch-up paint

    This paint is nontoxic, zero VOC, low-odor, and solvent-free, so if you're sensitive to chemical smells, this stuff is A-OK!! What makes this different than the one above? Great question! This bottle is already filled with paint so if it's a neutral color you're trying to cover up or you simply don't have the original jar of paint (or remember what the shade was called), this is great. Whereas the pen above is ideal for more specific paint colors and those who still have easy access to the paint color they need. 

    Promising review: "This product is excellent. It goes on easily and covers paint scraps very well. I used it on a door frame that had been chipped. Now the chip is practically unnoticeable. I asked for a sample of colors before buying and received a color chart promptly. I appreciate the customer-friendly attitude of this company." —Educator

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 10 shades).

    7. Pull bars to give your cabinets and drawers a seriously sleek upgrade. Say goodbye to those retro handles and hello to these modern ones.


    Promising review: "Very well-built, sturdy, and attractive. They completely turned my kitchen into a new kitchen! Why spend $6 a piece at the local hardware store when you can get this whole set? Highly recommend!" —Jennifer

    Get a pack of 10 from Wayfair for $15.99 (available in five finishes).

    8. A eucalyptus and lavender shower/bath pouch that'll help give you a spa experience right from the comfort of home. These may also help provide some relief from colds, congestions, and stress.

    a pouch filled with eucalyptus and lavender hanging on a shower nozzle
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is an Etsy shop based in Charlotte, North Carolina that sells eucalyptus and lavender shower and bath products and bouquets.

    Promising review: "Not only does these enhance my shower experience, but my whole bathroom smells nice all the time!" —Edward

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $15.29/three pouches or $18.69/five pouches.

    9. A power scrubbing cleaning kit you can attach to your drill and get to work in making your living space look brand freakin' new.

    Comes with three different sizes and shapes of brushes. The bristles won't scratch and are good to use on tubs, sinks, baseboards, fiberglass shower enclosures, shower door tracks, and porcelain. BTW, the drill isn't included, but you can find a bunch of great ones on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door, everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70+ (available in six colors).

    10. A natural glass cleaning spray for use on mirrors, windows, and any other glass surfaces in need of some extra TLC in your bathroom. 🎶"I can see clearly now, the fog is gone."🎶

    bottle of glass cleaning spray
    Butter Me Up Organics / Etsy

    This cleaning spray is non-toxic and free of chemicals, parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Butter Me Up Organics is an Etsy shop based in Livermore, California that sells organic handcrafted bath, body, baby, and home products.

    Get it from Butter Me Up Organics on Etsy for $16.50.

    11. A squeegee so you can dry your shower doors, walls, mirrors, and other moist surfaces without leaving behind streaks.

    a model holding the squeegee

    I have this exact squeegee and it really does a fantastic job at keeping my shower squeaky clean.

    Promising review: "The large suction cup that holds this squeegee in the shower works perfectly. And unlike many metal squeegees, this one is very lightweight, so it will not pull itself off the wall. The blade is strong enough to remove water from my shower doors, and wide enough to allow me to get each door in three easy swipes. For the longest time I resisted purchasing a squeegee, but realized that constantly scrubbing my shower doors to remove soap buildup is far too time-consuming. Using this squeegee does not prevent me from having to clean my shower, but it does allow me to take more time between cleans, as this little device alleviates most of the buildup that would occur. Overall, the squeegee does what it is intended to do — keep my glass shower doors looking clean and soap-scum-free." —Steven M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.93.

    12. A shower dispenser for a fancy schmancy way of getting out your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash while cutting back on bottle clutter.

    the shower dispenser hanging on a shower wall

    Promising review: "I am in love with this thing! I had no issues installing this to the wall either, (how hard is slapping sticky tape and glue that is provided and adhering it to the wall anyways?) It doesn't hold a lot of product in each container, but I have not had trouble refilling it. I push the button, lift the front flap straight up, and refill. The top stays up while I pull out the containers. This makes it so much easier for my two small girls, (6 and 4 years old), to use. I also put in very watery shampoo, (the girls thought adding water to their shampoo was a good idea), and it has not leaked or dripped. The one thing I will add is that you have to pump it several times to get the right amount since it only disperses a tiny bit. I highly recommend this. Three less bottles cluttering my small shower! Win, win!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.32.

    13. A pack of toilet tabs you simply drop (one) into the bowl, let it dissolve, and give it a quick scrub with a brush. Plus, they come in a variety of awesome scents like lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, citrus, and more!

    the pack of lemon verbena toilet tabs
    @pardonaturals / Via

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business based in Covington, Georgia that sells natural cleaning, body and hair products, candles, and more!

    Get a pack of six from Pardo Naturals for $8.99 (available in seven scents).

    14. Peel-and-stick wallpaper available in a variety of colors and patterns perfect for livening up those boring white walls and making your bathroom feel brand new.


    Get it from Target for $34: the Threshold Herringbone Stripe peel-and-stick wallpaper here, the Opalhouse Scallops peel-and-stick wallpaper here, and be sure to check out all of the peel-and-stick wallpaper Target has to offer here.

    15. And while we're on the subject, you may also wanna buy some peel-and-stick backsplash tiles to give your bathroom the pizzazz it truly deserves.


    Get it from Target: the blue backsplash tiles (left) for $25.99, the brown, gray, and black backsplash tiles (right) for $22.99, and be sure to check out all of the backsplash tiles Target has to offer here.

    16. A grout pen that'll have your floors shining like the top of the Chrysler building in no time at all. Did you hire a fancy schmancy service to clean your tiles? Nope, you used a PEN to cover it all up.

    Pen is ideal for use on floors and walls!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors, and two sizes).

    17. A memory foam bath mat to absorb the water from your wet feetsies when you step out of the shower — it's so soft and comfy, you're gonna want to buy one to put in every bathroom in the house.

    person stepping onto gray mat

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting this little carpet to be so absorbent, but it went above and beyond my expectations! We've had visitors these holidays and with a full house of seven, you would think this carpet would eventually be too damp to do the job, but that's so not the case! It holds up for each shower and dries quickly. LOVE IT!" —Ryan's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 21 colors and seven sizes).

    18. A toilet wand that'll prove wands of all sorts, even ones for cleaning toilets, are truly magical objects. Refer to disgusting photo below for evidence.

    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable ToiletWand refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    19. A sandalwood-scented all purpose cleaner you can use in a multitude of ways, but since we're talking about your bathroom here, this stuff is really great for use on countertops, windows, dirty mop heads and rags, and tubs and sinks.

    the bottle of the all purpose cleaner
    Good Vibes

    To use on countertops, windows, walls, and more, combine 1/2 cup of the cleaner with 1 gallon of hot water. If you're using it to clean a dirty mop head or rag that was used to clean your bathroom, then combined 1/2 cup of the cleaner with 1/2 gallon of water. And last, but most certainly not least, if you're using this to clean your tub or sink, combine it with baking soda to make a scouring paste! Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that sells plant-based all purpose cleaners in game-changing scents like sandalwood, ocean views, sagilmint, and even unscented if you're sensitive to fragrances! Be sure to check out all of the amazing Good Vibes all purpose cleaners!

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A mildew-resistant shower curtain liner so you can have some peace of mind knowing yucky smells won't build-up on your curtain liner and need replacing.


    This liner is made with non-toxic, chlorine-free PEVA. This will fit any standard-sized shower/tub and works with both straight and curved shower rods. It can be used as a liner, or even as a stand-alone curtain. It comes with 12 rust-proof metal grommets and a reinforced header to prevent tearing and ensure functionality. Claims to last four times longer than competition products!

    Promising review: "Have had this up for about a month, as I wanted to test it before reviewing. NO MOLD!!! The liner I previously owned had to be washed and bleached often to keep mold from growing, (which, in turn, made it rip and I had to buy new ones often). Will be using this one for as long as possible, but will continue to purchase this. Also, no 'chemical' smell, and is made from PEVA — very important to me because I have a toddler and baby who also use this shower/bath combo. Plus, the price is great. Highly recommended." —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors and three sizes).

    21. An ombre shower curtain that'll add a subtle yet trendy design in any bathroom. HGTV is literally shaking.

    gray and white ombre shower curtain

    Includes 12 metal hooks with color-coordinated plastic beads! Recommended to use with a vinyl shower curtain liner (psttt — see above!)

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain! I got it in turquoise and it's exactly like the picture! It's just as vibrant as I had hoped. Before it arrived, I was concerned it might be too dark but that is not the case. I even got matching metal hooks with turquoise beads on it. This curtain looks very nice and looks like it costs way more than 14 bucks! The picture doesn't do it justice!" —Merangel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (available in 11 colors).

    22. A shower caddy to provide a super pretty spot to store your soap, razor, shampoo, conditioner, and whatever else you may use in the shower.

    shower caddy hanging in shower holding soap and shampoo bottles

    This will fit most shower heads! It features integrated hooks for storing razors, loofahs, brushes, washcloths, and more! It also has lower suction cups that'll stick to the shower well and prevent the caddy from moving and spilling contents. Not to mention, it has a rust-resistant finish so you can count on this baby to hold up for years to come!

    Promising review: "This shower caddy looks very elegant — the finish is quite beautiful and is perfect in size for my needs, (bar of soap, face wash, bath pouf, shampoo/conditioner). If you don't have a lot of stuff, it would work well for a couple as well, I think. The company was quick to respond to a question I had, so in addition to designing a functional and elegant product, customer service was great. (It might sound sad to hear this, but getting this item and seeing how well it looked in my shower was one of the highlights of my week.)" —Guy Incognito

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in eight finishes).

    23. A hard-water stain remover for cleaning stubborn bathroom messes and restoring a multitude of your surfaces (ahem, like the shower door as seen below) to brand-new condition.

    This helps eliminate hard water stains, rust, and limescale from things like shower doors, shower stalls, shower glass, windshields, windows, glass, barbecues, chrome, tile, toilets, granite, steel, fiberglass, pools, bath tubs, sinks, granite, marble, chrome, boats, autos, brass, stone, metals, porcelain, brass, alumnium, stainless steel, hard vinyl, and more!

    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bio Clean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." —Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90.

    24. A towel set that'll feel soft against your skin and make a great addition to any bathroom!

    dark gray towel set

    This eight-piece set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and four washcloths. Recommended to machine wash towels in warm water with mild detergent and then tumble dry low — dry immediately after washing to minimize mildew. Don't use with bleach, fabric softeners, or an iron!

    Promising review: "These towels are simply amazing!!!! Love the thickness, (although not too thick), and the absorbency. The price is incredible. I did wash them twice before using and there was quite a bit of lint/fluff, but after that, just great. Definitely recommend these towels. I am a fussy person, so if I say I like it, you can trust me! The bath towels are a little bit smaller than what I am used to, but overall, a great product for the money." —Gail Heyse

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in eight colors).

    25. A shower/bath grip to help maintain balance on slippery flooring. Showers, tubs, and the wet floors outside of them are accidents waiting to happen. It never hurts to use caution.


    To install, simply apply pressure to the handle while flipping the latches down. To remove, just release both latches and slide a fingertip under the rubber seal at each end.

    Promising review: "I bought this for our shower, because my parents were coming for Christmas and my stepfather is an amputee. He’s almost 70 and I didn’t hear a crash all week. He survived the holidays without any injury, and the handle is still in place. It was very easy to install, which made me leary because I felt like it was too easy. I can’t get a shower caddy to stay up without crashing, so my fear of being the kid who put in the shower handle wrong and causing a holiday catastrophe was a real concern — my mother would never let me live it down. But rest assured, this thing is easy and sturdy, and the price was great. Holidays are tight enough without my desperate need for karma points and parental approval making extra deductions from my bank account." —Erin H

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three styles).

    26. A handheld shower head you can easily attach to your existing shower head, because sometimes you want to rinse in places too far away (or hard to access) just from standing under a wall-mounted shower head.


    Features a 5.5 inch diameter spray head hand shower, and six-function combination spray to ~customize~ your shower. It can be easily released and returned thanks to a magnetic docking system!

    Promising review: "I love this! It comes off and on the mount so easily, (which was a concern). I can change the type of spray with a push of a very-conveniently located button, and LOVE the different spray patterns! Great for my aching back, washing my hair, or just a relaxing 'rain shower' type experience. This sure beats the 'turn to adjust' versions I have had in the past, which frankly were so irritating I often ended up leaving them on one setting. It was so easy to install. No leaks or problems at all — on all four shower heads, I replaced every one in the house." —Rose Red

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    27. A stainless steel rainfall shower head that'll help you have the best shower ever with its superb water pressure, and it just looks majestic as heck.

    the shower head

    Made with silicon gel nozzles to prevent lime scale build-up, and so dirt can be easily removed. Features air energy technology to offer a consistent, powerful rain shower, even with low water pressure.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful shower head, very thin, but feels quite sturdy and heavy. Installation took no more than five minutes. The shower head has a very smooth, highly polished, mirror-like chrome finish. It gives a satisfying showering experience without wasting too much water. Absolutely no leaks whatsoever. Everybody in our family said they liked it. What else is there to say about a shower head?" —Sadda Reddy

    Get it from Amazon for $45.31+ (available in two finishes and two sizes).

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