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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Old Southwest rental home bathroom might seem complicated, particularly if you are unable to paint or make any permanent changes. However, there are various great ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing your landlord’s permission. If you want to make a bathroom upgrade, check out our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a theme you’ll love.

Add Decorative Touches

Adding some unexpected decorative touches is one of the easiest ways to update an older bathroom. Installing colorful framed art on a plain wall will surely enhance the character and style of the room. Or else, consider hanging a curved shower curtain rod, displaying lovely glass or pottery, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

Another way to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to add some texture. For example, utilize baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could utilize matching baskets or go with complementary styles to produce even more visual interest. Additionally, remember to make use of cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can place a basket over a cabinet or closet door for convenient off-the-floor extra space.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor is unsightly, why not cover it up? A lovely rug can help hide ugly flooring and provide you with a soft place to go around on bare feet. You might also go for a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Either option is quick to install and easy to remove when you want to make a change.

Natural Beauty

If you have a green thumb or just an appreciation for the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Consider placing a few potted houseplants alongside the tub or in an available corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only contribute beauty to your environment, but they can also freshen the air and make the time spent in your bathroom far more pleasant.

Trendy Storage

Does the spot over your toilet look a little bare? Give your bathroom an instant upgrade by putting a lovely over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are many different styles to choose from, and if you pick one that is freestanding, there is no need to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit may give both storage space and a nicer ambiance to your rental home’s bathroom. Most significantly, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom appears outdated and shabby, using these tips can help you accomplish an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. However, if you’re ready for change, or perhaps a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Colonial a call. Our Old Southwest property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you want and perhaps an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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