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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Severance rental home bathroom might seem like a struggle, primarily if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. But the truth is that there are various effective ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without requiring you to seek your landlord’s permission. If you’re interested in a bathroom upgrade, check out our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a decor you’ll love.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the efficient ways to update an older bathroom is to add a few unexpected decorative touches. Adding colorful framed art to a bare wall can add instant character and style to the room. Or, consider installing a curved shower curtain rod, a display of pretty 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, utilize baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could choose matching baskets or pick complementary styles to give even more visual interest. In addition, don’t forget to use cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can hang a basket over a cabinet or closet door for instant off-the-floor storage space.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor is unattractive, why not hide it? A gorgeous rug can help hide ugly flooring and provide you with a soft place to stroll around on bare feet. Alternately, you could even select a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Both options are quick to install and easy to remove when you’re willing to try something new.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or just a love for the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Try installing some potted houseplants near the tub or in an unoccupied corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only enhance the beauty of your area, 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? Provide your bathroom an instant upgrade by placing a lovely over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are plenty of different styles to select from, and if you pick 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 offer both storage space and a stylish appearance to your rental home’s bathroom. Above all, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom looks a little obsolete and shabby, utilizing these tips can assist you with getting an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re ready for change, or maybe a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management of the Rockies a call. Our Severance property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you need and possibly an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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