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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Parkville rental home bathroom might appear to be problematic, notably if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. Yet, thankfully, there are plenty of effective ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing to ask your landlord’s permission. If you’re considering a bathroom upgrade, take a look at our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a design you’ll adore.

Add Decorative Touches

Probably the easiest strategy to update an older bathroom is to add a couple of startling decorative touches. Putting colorful framed art on an available wall may quickly give character and style to the room. Or, try installing a curved shower curtain rod, a display of stunning glass or pottery, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

One more strategy to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to give it some texture. For example, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could utilize matching baskets or pick complementary styles to bring even more visual interest. Besides this, don’t forget to utilize cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can install a basket over a cabinet or closet door for instant off-the-floor additional room.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor looks old, why not cover it up? An appealing rug can help hide ugly flooring and give you a soft place to walk around on bare feet. On the other hand, you could even choose a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Each alternative is quick to install and easy to remove when you want to make a change.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or are just enjoying the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Consider placing a few potted houseplants around the tub or in an unoccupied corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only give beauty to your room, 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 adding a stylish over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are lots of different styles out there, and if you opt for one that is freestanding, there is no necessity to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit can give both storage space and an upgraded feel to your rental home’s bathroom. Apart from all of that, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom seems a little old and shabby, utilizing these tips can help you attain an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re prepared for change, or perhaps a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Principles a call. Our Parkville property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you want and potentially an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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