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7 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom for Guests

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom for Guests

Sep 19, 2023

Nicole Jones

Have you ever stayed at a hotel that completely blew you away with amenities and personalized products? Then you know what it's like to feel spoiled by a luxurious experience. So why not give that to the guests staying in your home? Not only does it provide an elevated experience, but it can eliminate the stress of packing unnecessary toiletries and hauling more luggage than they really need to. Here are a few of my favorite things to include in a guest bathroom that your visitors will love!


1. High-end Shampoo and Conditioner

Let's toss out the Pantene and Dove. Stop by a beauty salon or beauty supply store and pick up a nice brand for your guests. Most women these days have color treated hair and can be selective about what they use on it. Considering this is a guest bathroom, it won't be used up quickly so you can easily splurge on a nice set of products here. I personally use Davines, which you can ask your hair stylist to get for you in the big pumps like you see in the salons. Otherwise, I highly recommend Opalex.

2. Skincare Products

Stock up on face wash, body wash, moisturizers, body lotion, makeup remover and any extras like shaving lotion for men. 

3. Hygiene Products

Be sure to stock everything from extra toothbrushes and toothpaste, floss picks, tweezers, nail files and deodorant. I like to get deodorant for both men and women so they feel like the scent is just for them.

4. Hair Styling Products & Tools

A hairdryer, straightener/curling iron and hair brushes take up a ton of valuable luggage space! Including these things in your bathroom can really be convenient for those out of town guests. You'll also want to add hairspray, styling gel and perhaps a finishing oil/spray for the ladies. I had a few extra appliances around the house that I was able to add to this bathroom, but you can find some for a very reasonable price. 

5. Samples

I love getting skincare samples when I order online, but in all honesty, I don't even use half of them. So, I decided to put a large jar of leftover samples in my bathroom cabinet for guests to enjoy something extra. 

6. Medicine or essential oils

It can be uncomfortable to ask your host for medicine so I always like to include the basics in my guest bath like Advil and tums. Melatonin is a nice touch to help if they have a hard time sleeping in new places. I also have a selection of essential oils that help with tummy aches, sleep & relaxation, headaches and more.

7. Various extras.

Think razors, scissors, a nail kit, extra luffas and washcloths, etc. If you really want to step it up a notch, add some bath robes and slippers!


 Full list of Guest bath items

For the shower:

Professional grade Shampoo & Conditioner

Face wash

Face Scrub

Body Wash

Soap Bar


For the Countertop:

Face wash



Makeup Remover

Body lotion

Hair Gel


Hair oil

Leave-in conditioner

Shave gel


Room Spray

Wash Cloths

Hand Soap


For the Drawers/Cabinets:

Q-tips & Cotton rounds

Floss picks




Nail Kit




Hair dryer


Curling iron


Bobby pins & Hair ties


Essential oils:

Sleep aid

Headache relief



Various medications:

Advil, Melatonin, Excedrin, Tums, etc

It doesn't get more comprehensive than that! Trust me, your guests will thank you, and they'll be looking forward to visiting again and again.