Do you see what’s new in my apartment bathroom?
It’s hard to miss the renter friendly peel and stick tiles I added to my bathroom this past week.
The red peel and stick tile sheets are from Wayfair. I paid $50 for ten sheets that are approximately 10×10 inches, and I didn’t even use half the order. But I knew I’d have to splice the “tiles” in, so I wanted more than enough to work with.
How To Apply:
First I cleaned the area. Then I used scissors to cut the sheets apart along the brick lines, following the “mortar.”
I peeled the paper off and gently applied it to the wall, lining the new sheet up where the previous one ended.
The reason I did this is because water gets splashed on the wall above the faucet. I figured this would give it a bit of protection.
The black container in the corner of my vanity was made to hold silverware in mason jars. But I’m using it to hold bathroom necessities like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.
When I’m cleaning the top of the vanity I just lift up the whole container. I like things to be easy.
Like I always say: Love it while you rent it. And wherever I live, I’m going to figure out ways to love my home. There are so many ideas out there to improve your rental home on a budget.
What I’ve Improved In My Rental Bathroom:
Over a year ago I added the new vanity, mirror, faucet and lighting. Before I moved in four years ago I had a new taller toilet put in and a nice shower head installed. I paid the maintenance man here at the complex to do the work.
I paid around $300 for the vanity, $50 for the faucet and I can’t recall what I paid for the lighting, all of which I ordered from Home Depot. I found the $20 mirror at the antique mall. I think those four items came in at about $600. I probably paid a few hundred for the toilet and shower head when I moved in.
So a close estimate for all my bathroom changes including labor is around $1000. It is certainly worth it to me to be able to love my bathroom.
Now I need to figure out what to do with the ugly tile floor that has seen better days. A few of the floor tiles were broken when the vanity was installed. And I know that’s going to be problematic in getting something to lay flat.
Have you ever used peel and stick tiles before? I hadn’t, but it’s a nice alternative for renters.