When you move into rented accommodation, it’s often the case that your bathroom or kitchen may not be to your liking. Most landlord’s don’t want to splash out on the latest, state-of-the-art kitchen or bathroom if they will not personally be living in the property. If you’re lucky you’ll get a relatively new kitchen or bathroom which might just be a bit budget and a bit bland. But if you’re unlucky you could end up with a really outdated, possibly even grimy kitchen or bathroom.
In fact, you could find yourself in the same position even if you’ve bought your home. It’s often the case that when buying a new home that you will want to replace the bathroom and kitchen with something more to your liking. But this takes a considerable amount of money and sometimes the budget won’t allow for these jobs to get done straight away.
However, there are things that you can do temporarily to improve the look and feel of these two vitally important rooms whether you are renting or saving up for a full on renovation.
On my recent trip to Maison & Objet in Paris last month, I discovered a German company called Boubouki, which means “bud” in Greek. Founded by graphic designer Julia Bünger, Boubouki specialises in stylish self-adhesive tile stickers for kitchens and bathrooms. Julia came up with the idea when she herself was looking for stylish tile stickers and found a serious gap in the market. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she decided to create some herself.
Designed and made in Germany, the collection now features over 200 designs from oriental mosaic patterns and borders, to graphic black and white designs, and nautical themed tile posters. Each design combines aesthetics with practicality. The stickers are completely water resistant and are therefore suitable for long-term use in damp areas. They are also heat and UV-resistant.
They are removable and can be pulled off in one piece without leaving any residue, which is perfect for renters who need to return the property in the same condition it was in when they moved in.
I particularly like the first few geometric black and white designs and I think these tile stickers are a really great way to add a bit of personality and style to a bland and boring bathroom or kitchen. What do you think?