We may not spend as much time in our bathrooms as say, the living room or the kitchen, but having a clean and pleasant salle de bains is equally as important as having a lovely lounge. However, when it comes to picking a rental property compromise is a part of the process, and it seem as though the bathroom is often the space that suffers.
This can leave us with the dilemma of what to do with a less than brilliant rental bathroom, after all, as a rental we’re restricted as to what we can change.
With this in mind we’ve put together a list of seventeen smart ways that you can improve your bathroom while making only minor changes, allowing you to revamp your rental bathroom without incurring the wrath of your landlord.
Let’s get started…
Fresh flowers can breathe life into a dreary bathroom.
Candles can help to create a relaxing, pleasant ambiance allowing you to enjoy the time you spend in the bath.
Fill your bathroom with artistic photos to distract from an unpleasant colour scheme.
Luxury products on display—such as cosmetics and towels—along with a few attractive accents will improve the atmosphere of the space.
You can't make any major changes, but surely replacing the shower head is ok?
A stylish new shower curtain is a simple change that can go some way toward improving the space.
If the floor is particularly unpleasant there are ways in which you can cover it that won't upset your landlord: you could lay strips of wooden decking resembling that in the shower pictured above, or peel and stick adhesive vinyls.
A large, leafy plant can cover unsightly exposed pipes.
If the room's small or dark make more light and space with mirrors.
A lovely bathmat like the one pictured above can be used to cover unflattering floors.
Art can add a personal touch and distract from dreary décor.
Any room will benefit from storage space that removes clutter. A few nice storage boxes like those pictured above can help to create space in a small bathroom.
A few scented candles can help to create a more pleasant environment in your bathroom. Alternatively, incense or potpourri will work too.
Polish if you can't replace to get your old fixtures looking as good as new.
Change the lighting: if the room's too dark add a lamp, change the light shade or even just install a higher watt bulb!
Such a minor change will surely be allowed, especially if the old seat has seen better days.
Vacuuming the floor and bleaching the toilette are one thing, but a proper, deep clean is another. Deep clean every part of your rental bathroom and you'll be surprised how much better it looks.
For more brilliant bathroom advice take a look at these creative tips for super-small bathrooms.