Tenants - Why a hotel style bathroom is top of their lists

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Why a hotel-style bathroom will appeal to tenants

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As a landlord, having a presentable, well-maintained property is crucial to keeping your tenants happy and willing to stay for the long-term. Because of this, you want to make sure that your home is suitably appealing to entice prospective tenants.

More than anything, you will want to focus on the key parts of the home. With the expectations of tenants continuing to rise, it’s important to make sure your property is presented to its fullest potential.

The bathroom – a key feature in the home – may need some attention. You could go the extra mile and give it a boutique-style theme before making your property available to tenants.

Here are some of the best ways you can do this…

Use a bath bridge

This is a simple addition, but even the smallest touches can go a long way to giving your bathroom a chic appeal. Try popping a bath bridge across your tub and filling it with essentials – a perfect alternative to a typical shelf.

A sleek chrome bridge creates a modern look and can complement any style of bathtub, while a bridge with a wooden or painted design can give your bathroom a vintage vibe. You could even add a couple of your favourite flowers in a glass bottle or clear jar for a finishing touch.

Stylish mirrors

Mirrors are ideal for making a good statement in just about any room. If space allows, consider placing a compact floor-standing design behind the taps at one end of your bath for a chic hotel-style look. Alternatively, you could put it in the corner of the bathroom and admire it while you indulge in a nice, hot soak.

For smaller bathrooms, a large mirror can make the perfect addition, as it will bounce light around the space, making the room feel much bigger.

A pinch of accessories

While accessories make a nice addition in any room, they must be kept to a minimum in the bathroom to avoid clutter. Make sure you only choose ones that you absolutely need, including a toothbrush holder, soap dispenser or dish, and a pot for cotton wool balls and cotton buds.

Hotels tend to feature accessories with plain designs so they don’t so they don’t distract from the overall colour scheme. You can emulate this with neutral colours with few patterns.


Nothing says hotel-style like luxurious toiletries in pretty packaging; this is an essential feature in any boutique-themed bathroom. If possible, find packaging with intricate designs that still matches your colour scheme and pick up scented candles with your favourite fragrance.

Toiletries could be grouped together on the bath bridge, the side of the tub, the shelf or a wall-mounted cubby hole to create a stylish display.

By giving your bathroom a hotel-style makeover, you can impress potential tenants and improve your chances of keeping renters in your property for a longer period, effectively reducing your chances of encountering any void periods. What’s more, if you ever come to sell your property in the future, a well-maintained, stylish home is likely to command a higher asking price.

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