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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Woodward Park rental home bathroom can appear to be a test, mostly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. But the reality is that there are a few extraordinary ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most of which do not need to get your landlord’s permission. If you’re ready for a bathroom upgrade, check our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a style you’ll appreciate.

Add Decorative Touches

Perhaps the simplest method to update an older bathroom is to include a couple of unexpected decorative touches. Putting colorful framed art on a vacant wall will instantly bring character and style to the room. Or, try adding a curved shower curtain rod, a display of attractive glass or pottery, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

Another method to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to give it some texture. For instance, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. To add even more visual interest, you could go with matching baskets or choose complementary styles. Also, remember to use cabinets and doors, too! A basket may be placed over a cabinet or closet door with a simple hook for quick off-the-floor additional storage.

Cover Up

Why not cover up your rental’s bathroom floor if it’s an eyesore? A beautiful rug may help hide ugly flooring while providing a soft place to walk around on bare feet. Or, you might also go with a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. When you’re ready for a change, any choice is quick to install and easy to remove.

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? Consider adding some potted houseplants around the tub or in an unused corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only add beauty to 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 installing a stylish over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are a couple of different styles to pick from, and if you go with a freestanding one, there is no need to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit may provide both storage space and an enhanced atmosphere to your rental home’s bathroom. The best part is that you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom is looking a bit old and shabby, using these tips can help you get 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 Platinum a call. Our Woodward Park property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you like and perhaps an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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