Rental Ready Bathroom Remodel How-To (Before and After)
Last year at Christmas my husband and I moved into a brick ranch style house. We are going to turn it into a rental, but first needed to do some updates. It needed a new kitchen (blog post on that coming soon) and a new bathroom.
So this past year we have been slowly working on upgrades. The house needed some other work first so we started on these areas and just recently got around to starting the bathroom, it is FINALLY done and I am sharing our remodel process!
We were not interested in restructuring the floor-plan of the bathroom just giving it some upgrades and a fresh new look. New paint (obviously), a new shower/tub, and new flooring. Flooring was the biggest issue as the subfloor turned out to be rotten. Not being handymen, my husband and I hired out the work-a choice I never regretted. We are not flippers or renovators. My husband is great at investing and numbers, finding out what will make a profit and what won’t. I am good at decorating and designing interiors-not renovating. We know our strengths (and our weaknesses) so we like to stick to them.
Since we are turning the house into a rental, we wanted something that would look new, fresh and neutral. Something that would appeal to a larger audience. So despite my desire to add lots of colors and exotic tiles, I reigned it in for the purpose at hand. We also needed materials that would be durable, renters can be hard on a home.
I chose a a bright white with a tint of grey undertones called “Snowfield White”. We then chose a vanity from Home Depot (Hello Military Discount!) and a standard pre-fab tub/shower. The tiles our contractor suggested worked as both floor tile and shower tile.
Once everything was installed, I added some floating shelves and accessories to give the place more character. (I want the bathroom to be neutral, not boring.) The floating shelves will give extra storage for renters and gives me the opportunity to add more details. I chose soft pink and mint green towels as an homage to vintage bathrooms with pink and green tiles (I love a good retro theme). Adding in some matching blush pink glass from Target (Opalhouse) helped tie it all together.