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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Frederick rental home bathroom might seem like a hardship, mainly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. But the good thing is that there are various wonderful ways to create an upgraded look and feel, often without having to gain your landlord’s permission. If you’re looking for a bathroom upgrade, take a look at our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create an appearance you’ll appreciate.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the quickest approaches to update an older bathroom is to put some unexpected decorative touches. Installing colorful framed art to a blank wall may offer quick character and style to the room. Otherwise, try putting a curved shower curtain rod, a lovely glass or pottery display, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

One more ideal method to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to give it some texture. As an illustration, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could go with matching baskets or use complementary styles to give even more visual interest. And keep in mind about using cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can put a basket above a cabinet or closet door for immediate above-floor level storage capacity.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor is unsightly, why not cover it up? A good rug can help hide ugly flooring and offer you a soft place to walk around on bare feet. Alternatively, you could even decide on a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Whichever choice is 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 liking for the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Try placing a few 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 incorporating a lovely over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are several different styles to pick from, and if you decide on one that is freestanding, you don’t need to have drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit can deliver both storage space and an enhanced vibe to your rental home’s bathroom. Besides all that, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom looks a little outdated and shabby, taking these tips can help you get an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re prepared for change, or maybe a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Metro a call. Our Frederick 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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