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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Middleborough rental home bathroom can be challenging, mainly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. However, the good thing is that there are a few effective 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, inspect our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a vibe you’ll like.

Add Decorative Touches

Perhaps the most uncomplicated technique to update an older bathroom is to introduce a few unexpected decorative touches. Adding colorful framed art on an empty wall can quickly provide character and style to the room. Otherwise, consider placing a curved shower curtain rod, a piece of elegant glass or pottery, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

Another technique to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to add some texture. For instance, utilize baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. To provide even more visual interest, you could go with matching baskets or pick complementary styles. Moreover, be sure to use cabinets and doors, too! You can hang a basket over a cabinet or closet door for instant off-the-floor storage space with a simple hook.

Cover Up

Why not cover up your rental’s bathroom floor if it’s an absolute mess? A good rug may help hide ugly flooring while also giving you a soft place to roam around on bare feet. Or, you might also choose a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Either option is quick to install and easy to remove when you’re ready for a change.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or just like the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Try placing some potted houseplants near the tub or in a vacant corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only provide beauty to your home, 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 trendy over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are a handful of different styles you can choose from, and if you decide on 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 give both storage space and an enhanced ambiance to your rental home’s bathroom. The greatest thing is that you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom looks a little outdated and shabby, applying these tips can help you achieve 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 Associates a call. Our Middleborough property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you like and possibly an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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