As a renter being unable to overhaul a space is a hard pill to swallow. One renter found a bit of a loophole in the situation and redid her bathroom without costly upgrades and did it for the sweet, low price of $500. You’ll be shocked to see how much has changed.
I think you’ve all seen a bathroom with this sort of neutral, outdated vibe that doesn’t have any potential features from the previous era. Luckily the rental house’s bathroom did have some classic octagonal tile and an interesting glass block window, but everything else was an early-90s renter-special.
Whether you’re a renter or don’t want to go down to the studs, a simple facelift is an easier and less stressful way to change up a space. A good way to decorate without demolition is to replace drawer handles. If you‘re renting, you can keep the original ones in a plastic bag and put them in a safe space where they won’t get rusted or discolored.
Another temporary fix is using contact paper, but make sure to ask your landlord before using it, as it’s highly adhesive. Before applying the paper, clean your countertop and use a flat edge to smooth the contact paper over the surface.
When faced with a lot of white or beige (as many renters are), opting for a darker, moody wall color is an easy way to balance the neutrals in the rest of the space. Though a very dark shade would be too intense, taking a color several shades lighter is dramatic without being too depressingly dark.
Since the contrast was coming from the white floors and the dark walls, the bathmat and shower curtain had to be equally neutral, matching the tones of the design. Using a bright or bold pattern would visually interfere with the already small space. Rather than making you look directly at the curtain, the soft-toned fabrics opened the space up.
Everyone wants a double vanity, but with no renovation in sight, they used this nifty visual trick — a round Lazy Susan, the shape matched the sink. Why put everything on a Lazy Susan? It corralled all of the countertop items into one contained spot.
So from a fresh coat of paint, counter covers, and draw pulls, this elegant decoration upscaled the bathroom without a draining overhaul.
For the full renovation you can see the video here:SKM: below-content placeholder