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Tenant Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Freshly Upgraded Bathroom With Plants and a Ladder ShelfUpgrading your Memphis rental home bathroom might seem like a lot of work, mostly if you cannot paint or make any permanent changes. However, there are several great ways to create an upgraded look and feel, most without needing to get your landlord’s permission. If you’re searching for a bathroom upgrade, explore our list of easy, do-it-yourself, and renter-friendly ways to create a design you’ll love.

Add Decorative Touches

One of the most effective ways to update an older bathroom is to incorporate some unusual decorative touches. Hanging a colorful framed art to a blank wall may provide instant character and style to the room. As an alternative, consider connecting a curved shower curtain rod, a beautiful glass or pottery display, or a flower arrangement to a wall, windowsill, or on top of the toilet tank.

Layer Textures

Another great idea to upgrade the feel of your bathroom is to give it a little texture. For instance, use baskets to store linens and other bathroom essentials. You could go with matching baskets or decide on complementary styles to bring even more visual interest. And consider utilizing cabinets and doors, too! With a simple hook, you can hang a basket over a cabinet or closet door for immediate off-the-floor storage space.

Cover Up

If your rental’s bathroom floor looks horrible, why not keep it hidden? A quality rug can help hide ugly flooring and give you a soft place to walk around on bare feet. Or, you could even choose a vinyl floor cloth, which looks like vinyl flooring but installs like an area rug. Both options are quick to install and easy to remove when you’re eager to make a change.

Natural Beauty

If you’ve got a green thumb or just appreciate the outdoors, why not bring a little of it into your bathroom? Start putting some potted houseplants near the tub or in an empty corner for bathrooms with adequate sunlight. Plants will not only enhance the beauty of the environment, 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 putting a beautiful over-the-toilet shelf unit. There are a variety of different styles to choose from, and if you settle on 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 provide both storage space and a better atmosphere for 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 little older and shabby, adopting these tips can help you get an upgraded feel without making any permanent changes. But if you’re prepared for change, or perhaps a rental house with a nicer bathroom, give Real Property Management Investor’s Choice a call. Our Memphis property managers can help you find a rental home with the updated look and feel you desire and probably an overall better fit for you and your style. You can also view our listings online.

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