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Rental Upgrade Series: Bathroom Makeover

Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to share another part of my rental upgrade series that I started last weekend. You can read last Sunday’s post here. As you guys know, we moved from an apartment into a house and we’re still renters. We have been doing little projects here and there to make this house feel more like our own. Today we are talking about one of the most important rooms in the house: The bathroom. 

The longer we live in our new home, the more I love it. There are certainly things I miss about our apartment, but I do love this house. The house was built over 30 years ago so some things are a little outdated. When we decided we wanted to live here, we recognized there were some changes we wanted to make to the bathroom. Now obviously we are renters, so we aren’t going to be knocking any walls down or shelling out a lot of money to make this our dream house, but making a few minor changes to help make it feel more like ours is definitely okay.  Here are some photos of what our bathroom looked like before:

rental bathroom makeover apartment bathroom makeoverbathroom makeover apartmentThe paint was a very pale yellow that desperately needed to be updated. The biggest thing we did was paint. We used Edgecomb Gray from Benjamin Moore.apartment upgrade ideasPainting is a lot of work but let me tell you, THIS MADE THE WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE. It was like we had a completely different bathroom after we painted. This was just after one coat of paint:apartment bathroom upgradeOur little house has one bathroom that has two sides. One side has the toilet and a sink and the other side has another sink and the bathtub/shower. There’s a little slide-y door that separates the two sides. Here is a really good side by side look at the differences in the paint. The right side was after one coat of paint. It took two nights to paint both sides with two coats. The bathroom is pretty small and I was able to most of it myself!edgecomb gray benjamin mooreIn addition to cleaning and scrubbing the shower down from top to bottom before we officially moved in, I took the liberty of recaulking the shower, all by myself! It was actually so much easier than I expected it to be and made a huge difference. Seeing brand new, white sparkly caulk in the shower just helps make everything feel clean and make me feel 10x better. To help our small shower feel more organized, I bought one of these corner shower tension storage rods. It helps us organize all of our products and keep them from getting wet. Changing your shower head can make a world of a difference and I highly recommend it if you are renting! I bought this shower head on Amazon for under $15 when they were having one of their lightning deals and we love it.bathroom upgradesI also decided to install a tension shower curtain rod to hide the ugly shower door. I got a beautiful ruffly white curtain on Amazon so we would have something lighter to help brighten up the room.

Here is the final result:cute bathroom decorwhite shower curtaincute bathroom ideas

What do you guys think? I love our new bathroom! It’s amazing what a little paint can do. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Have you ever rented? Did you have little things you changed to make your rental feel more like your own? Let me know in the comments!

1 thought on “Rental Upgrade Series: Bathroom Makeover

  1. I totally agree. A layer of paint can make a space fresh and fun instead of acceptable and slightly dreary. Your bathroom looks great! I really like the rugs you selected. Any advice on rug-buying?

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