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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Waterford rental home bathroom can seem like a problem, particularly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. However, the fact is that there are numerous excellent ways to create an upgraded look and feel, especially without having to gain your landlord’s permission. If you’re prepared for a bathroom upgrade, take a peek at our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a design you’ll enjoy.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the simplest methods to update an older bathroom is to include some surprising decorative touches. Putting colorful framed art on a plain wall may immediately give 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

One of the ideal ways to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to add some texture. For instance, utilize baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could use matching baskets or pick complementary styles to add even more visual interest. In addition, remember to utilize cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can place a basket over a cabinet or closet door for quick off-the-floor extra storage.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor is ugly, why not keep it hidden? A great rug can help hide ugly flooring and provide you with a soft place to stroll around on bare feet. Alternatively, you could even choose a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Either choice is quick to install and easy to remove when you’re ready for something new.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or simply a love for the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Think about putting some potted houseplants beside the tub or in an empty corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only give beauty to 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 installing a gorgeous over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are numerous different styles to select from, and if you choose 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 an enhanced vibe to your rental home’s bathroom. Most importantly, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom seems a bit old and shabby, implementing these tips can help you acquire an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. However, if you’re prepared for change, or perhaps a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Hartford Metro/Greater New London a call. Our Waterford 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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