Renting a home doesn’t necessarily stop you from giving your bathroom a bit of a makeover. The key is to make it simple and inexpensive, and don’t tear out anything that’s attached to the walls. (You might want to mention it to your landlord, too, before you start.)
This is exactly what Ellie Somerville McNevin from Non-White Sofa did with the bathroom in her rental home. Painting the walls, putting down new flooring and adding a little flair to the mirror made a huge difference, as you’ll see…
My husband Nick and I recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina from New York, and although we’re in a rental, I knew a few small updates would make a drastic improvement to our master bathroom.
But I’m not going to lie… we ended up laying down some tile too.
The photo below shows how the bathroom looked when we moved in… scary, I know! The tiles were different colors that had been painted and had started chipping, and the walls were a dingy blue that desperately needed a fresh coat of paint.
Another downside was the standard builder’s grade mirror that was held up with plastic clips. Although I liked the size, it did nothing for the space, so I came up with a plan to give it a fresh new look.
With a bathroom in this kind of condition, I knew a trip to The Home Depot was in order.