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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Reno rental home bathroom can seem challenging, especially if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. However, the good news is that there are a variety of efficient ways to create an upgraded look and feel, the vast majority of which do not need to search for your landlord’s permission. If you’re interested in a bathroom upgrade, take a look at our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a theme you’ll love.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the best methods to update an older bathroom is to employ a few unexpected decorative touches. Placing colorful framed art on a plain wall can easily give character and style to the room. Or, consider adding a curved shower curtain rod, a display of elegant 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 give it some texture. For illustration, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could go with matching baskets or choose complementary styles to give even more visual interest. In addition, don’t forget to utilize cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can hang a basket over a cabinet or closet door for instant above-floor level storage space.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor is unpleasant, why not conceal it? A great rug can help hide ugly flooring and provide you with a soft place to walk around on bare feet. Otherwise, you might also go with a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Both alternatives are quick to install and easy to remove when you’re ready to try new stuff.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or simply enjoy the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Think about placing some potted houseplants around the tub or in an accessible corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only improve the beauty of your space, 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 good-looking over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are countless different styles out there already, and if you go with one that is freestanding, you don’t have to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit may deliver both storage space and a nice look to your rental home’s bathroom. Beyond everything, you’ll be able to take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom looks slightly old and shabby, following these tips can assist you with achieving an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re interested in making a change, or maybe a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Corazon a call. Our Reno property managers can support you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you prefer and maybe an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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