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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Fremont rental home bathroom can seem challenging, particularly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. But the reality is that there are several great ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing to get your landlord’s permission. If you’re 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

Adding a couple of unexpected decorative touches is one of the easiest ways to update an older bathroom. Installing colorful framed art to a plain wall can instantly give character and style to the room. Alternatively, consider adding a curved shower curtain rod, a display of beautiful 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 give it some texture. To give an instance, choose baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You might utilize matching baskets or use complementary styles to provide even more visual interest. Additionally, don’t forget to use cabinets and doors, too! You can put the basket over a cabinet or closet door with a plain hook for simple off-the-ground extra storage.

Cover Up

Why not cover up your rental’s bathroom floor if it looks horrible? A beautiful rug can help hide ugly flooring while giving you a soft place to walk on bare feet. As a substitute, you can even use the vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Either alternative is quick to install and easy to remove when you’re prepared to switch things up.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or just like being outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Think about putting some potted houseplants beside the tub or in a vacant corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only provide beauty to your place, 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 choose 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 seems a bit old and shabby, implementing these tips can help you get an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re willing to make a change, or maybe a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Masters a call. Our Fremont property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you prefer and probably an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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