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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Prosper rental home bathroom can seem like a challenge, particularly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. But actually, there are a few great ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing to get your landlord’s permission. If you are ready for a bathroom upgrade, see our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a look you’ll love.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the simplest ways to update an older bathroom is to add some surprising decorative touches. Adding colorful framed art to a bare wall can add an immediate character and style to the room. Or, consider installing the 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 more way to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to give it some texture. For instance, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You can go with matching baskets or use complementary styles to add even more visual interest. And don’t forget about the use of cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you may be able to 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 an eyesore, why not cover it up? A great rug can help hide ugly flooring and give you a soft place to pad around in bare feet. Or, you could even opt for a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Each 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 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 adding a beautiful over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are many different styles to pick from, and if you opt for one that is freestanding, there is no need to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit can add both storage space and an upgraded feel to your rental home’s bathroom. Best of all, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom feels slightly out and shabby, following these tips can help you get 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 Pioneer a call. Our Prosper 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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