Simple Renovations that will Enhance Your Rental Home
Living in the same place for an extended amount of time can get boring. Especially during this quarantine and being stuck inside all day. The same furniture, colors, everything is always the same, every day. It is very easy to get stuck in the rut of not loving the home you live in. Believe it or not, there are simple and cheap ways to create a whole new homey environment that you will love to be welcomed into every day. From cleaning the grout in your bathrooms, to simply just adding candles, there is an endless list of uncomplicated simple renovations that will turn your whole living space around.
It’s a known fact that if you’re renting an apartment, the types of renovations & changes you can make are limited. Most likely you cannot paint the walls or make any large permanent adjustments that will be difficult to undo. If you are looking to do some simple renovations at your rental home, it’s super important to always ask permission from your landlord. Most of the time, they will love to hear your suggestions on how to upgrade their property. They will not love you going ahead and painting the walls a bright yellow, just because it matched your couch. Each landlord and property manager has their own preferences on what is allowed and what isn’t. It is then up to the resident to find out what they have permission to change.
Your kitchen is one of the rooms in your home that you will spend a majority of time in. If you like to cook, it is important that you enjoy the space you are cooking in. While new granite countertops would change the entire look, for some that is a little far out of their budget. However, adding a temporary backsplash will serve as a renovation without spending an arm and a leg. There are all types of designs and colors to choose from. This way, you can give your kitchen a colorful transformation but also be able to remove it if needed.
The bathroom is an easy room to forget about. It is out of the way and who is looking at your bathroom, right? Chances are that every person who steps foot into your home will use your restroom, so it is imperative to keep it sleek and clean. By cleaning the grout along the shower, or the floors, this will give the room a fresh look and will last a while. Another way to refresh your bathroom is to add a curved shower curtain. A curved shower rod gives the room a more elegant and luxurious look, while also adding more room to your shower.
Another effective yet simple renovation would be to upgrade your hardware throughout your house. An easy swap of the handles , and a fresh coat of paint on your dressers could change the entire style of furniture. Adding a lamp with a colorful lampshade will brighten up the room. There are all sorts of variations of changes you can make without spending too much money. Command hooks are also very useful in the fact they do not leave any residue on the walls. There is an endless list of things you can use Command hooks for. Use command hooks to hang shelves to clear up the floors. You can also use them to organize cabinets and drawers.
Although renovations can be hard in a rental, these tips should help you get a head start on what you are able to do. It is important to always ask your landlord first before you make any big changes. From changing the hardware to organizing your cabinets, all these updates will help to spruce up your home. Switching things up is a fun experience that you can do only so often, so make sure you design and decorate exactly how you want it!
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