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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your San Fernando Valley rental home bathroom can seem to be difficult, mainly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. However, in fact, there are many incredible ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing to get your landlord’s permission. If you’re prepared for a bathroom upgrade, examine our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a look you’ll appreciate.

Add Decorative Touches

Probably the simplest method to update an older bathroom is to add a couple of surprising decorative touches. Adding colorful framed art to an unoccupied wall can immediately give character and style to the room. Otherwise, try putting a curved shower curtain rod, a display of gorgeous glass or pottery, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

One more method 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 could opt for matching baskets or pick complementary styles to provide even more visual interest. Furthermore, bear in mind to use cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can hang a holder over a cabinet or closet door for instant off-the-floor extra space.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor has an issue, why not cover it up? An attractive rug can help hide ugly flooring and give you a soft place to pad around in bare feet. Otherwise, you could even pick a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Each alternative is quick to install and easy to remove when you want something new.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or maybe a love for the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Think about putting some potted houseplants around the tub or in a vacant corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only add 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 putting on a stunning over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are numerous different styles out there, and if you select one that is freestanding, there is no reason to drill holes in the walls. From wood to polished brass, minimalist modern to ornate traditional, a shelving unit can provide both storage space and an upgraded ambiance to your rental home’s bathroom. Aside from all of that, you can take it with you no matter where you go!


If your rental home’s bathroom feels a bit obsolete and shabby, adopting these tips can help you achieve 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 West San Fernando Valley a call. Our San Fernando Valley property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you desire and possibly an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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