Products to Outfit a Guest Bath for $50 or Less
Easy, affordable upgrades to ready your guest bathroom for visitors
When it comes to the guest bathroom, overnight visitors don't need over-the-top decor. Keep the basics—towels, tissue, soap, and shampoo—accessible and your visitors won't have to resort to awkward rummaging through your closets and cabinets. For a thoughtful touch, put out a basket of unopened trial-size toiletries you've collected in your own travels. But try to keep countertops clutter-free so guests have ample space to layout the goods they bring with them, too. Take a look at these 10 affordable guest bath suggestions, all under $50.
A stack of fluffy white towels makes any bathroom look fresh and inviting. Look for a guest set like this Egyptian-cotton one, which provides washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels. And, always make sure you have extras on hand.
Shown: Contemporary Home 6-pc. Towel Set in True White; about $30
Keep things you want your guests to use accessible and visible. Mount this handy organizer over your toilet and stock it with spare towels, air freshener, extra tissues, a first aid kit, moist wipes, a hair dryer and other thoughtful, convenient items.
Shown: Polder Bath Shelf with Towel Bars; about $25
This behind-the-door rack answers the question of where to hang wet towels—so they don't end up on your favorite wood rocker. The handy design mounts easily to the hinges of most doors and features four movable rods for hanging pajamas, swimsuits, and just about anything else.
Shown: Hinge-It Clutter Buster in Bronze; about $25
Admit it: You've forgotten to pack the hair dryer more than once. Accommodate lapses in memory—and prevent a weekend of bad hair days—by adding a wall-mount hair dryer. This compact model boasts 1600 watts of drying power and features a handy built-in nightlight that guests are sure to appreciate.
Shown: Conair Wall-Mount Hair Dryer; about $35
Don't toss those plastic shopping bags; put them to use as bath trashcan liners. This is a creative way to do it, and the clothespin design means no more fishing through icky trash for fallen bags.
Shown: Clothespin Trash Can; about $24
This clever take on the shower organizer features adjustable shelves; just flip the tabs to slide shelves either up and down or side to side to fit bottles of any size. Guests can even store items upside down for easier dispensing. The unit includes an easy-clean, removable soap dish, toothbrush or razor holder, and two hooks, all secured to bath tile with a rubberized clamp and heavy duty pivoting suction cup.
Shown: Simplehuman Flip and Fit Caddy in Stainless Steel; about $45
When outfitting a guest bath, try to think of ways to avoid awkward and embarrassing situations. Place a plunger near the toilet to allow guests to rescue themselves in an emergency. This heavy-duty model accommodates low-flush toilets and makes for easy plunging with its flat, rubber-ended handle. The included clamshell canister conceals the accessory when it's not in use.
OXO Good Grip Toilet Plunger; about $25
Spare your special guests a damp, janky bath mat and opt for this recycled cork one. It provides a nonslip, cushioned surface that is naturally antimicrobial and antifungal. The mat doesn't absorb moisture, so water evaporates quickly leaving the mat fresh and dry for next time.
Shown: Natural Cork Bath Mat; about $30
Keep spare rolls of toilet paper at the ready with this tank-mounted holder. Guests won't miss the cleverly designed rack, which hooks on to the side of your flush tank. Not to mention, they'll appreciate you saving them the trouble of having to search or ask for another roll.
Shown: Spectrum Over the Tank Toilet Paper Holder; about $15
The three round tiers of this vanity-top organizer are perfect for storing and sorting cosmetics, jewelry, and other small items. The compartments align to conceal contents in the bottom two containers, keeping valuables out of sight and giving guests a sense of privacy. Meanwhile the top tier makes a great spot to place a few trial-size toiletries, making this a space-saving alternative to the traditional vanity tray.
Shown: Pivo Organizer by Umbra; about $19