Thursday, May 2, 2019

Damage-Free Bathroom Ideas for Renters

Strict rental agreements can kill the vibe of DIY-loving tenants. Pre-existing fixtures, storage and color schemes limit the options for personalizing a rental home, and it's hard to feel fully at home in a place you can't customize. Thankfully, there are some tips, tricks and projects that won't sacrifice your security deposit. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management recommends the following ideas for your rental home:

Add Storage

There's rarely enough storage in a bathroom. Between a person's self-care products, their bath towels, cleaning tools and bath accessories, the sheer amount of space taken up can feel overwhelming. While it might be nice to tear out a wall and install built-in shelving in your bathroom, opt instead for an over-the-toilet shelving unit. Display clean towels, candles or keep spare toilet paper handy in a spot that won't damage your rental!

Change Up the Lighting

Bathroom lighting is crucial for anyone paying attention to their hair and makeup. Too often, the light fixtures found in rental homes and apartments are yellow-tinged. If you've grown frustrated with the lights in your rental's bathroom, consider adding in a floor lamp by your mirror. No room for a lamp? Swap out your bathroom lightbulbs for LEDs. They burn more brightly white than your average lightbulb!

Hang Art You Love

Blank walls can feel lonely. Add some life to your rental's bathroom by hanging up pieces of art you're inspired by. Pops of color can breathe life into otherwise boring bathrooms! Before driving a nail through the wall, though, check your lease for your landlord's policy on decor. Damage-free double-sided tape may be a better option!

- Scott Safadi, Cal Bay Property Management


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