This is not a post about deceiving your landlord. This post is about updates you can make to your rental that more than likely don’t need your landlord’s permission. My husband and I are landlords. Rentals are a part of our full-time job; so here are some things WE wouldn’t mind you doing if you lived in our rentals … and I bet your landlord might feel the same way. If you’re sick of ugly apartment cabinets and want to cover them, or just can’t stand the light fixtures in your space, here are some simple ideas for you. Continue Reading
Renting your home has some perks (no mortgage, no maintenance costs, no headaches), but there are downsides: apartment decorating can be a challenge, and limited storage space makes it hard to stay organized.
Many apartments are too small or don't offer much storage. Maybe the landlord won't let you paint or put nail holes in the wall. And rental properties are usually fitted with unsightly light-fixtures or unattractive flooring. Continue Reading
Just because you live in a rental apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t rework it to fit your own taste – there are so many easy ways to customize it to reflect your personality. You just have to get a little creative! Here are ten great tips for making your rental living room feel like home. Your home.
1. Layer, layer, layer. This may be the cheapest tip – use what you already have to layer textures and colors, using things like throw pillows, books and other knick-knacks. Continue Reading
It seems like I am going to rent for the rest of my life. I know that isn't really true, but we have rented for almost 8 years of marriage (moving almost every year!). I've always wanted to create the garden of my dreams, but know that it isn't 100% possible as the yard and property are not my own. I'm sure a lot of you are in the same pickle as I am! Continue Reading
Rental Decorating suggests that having a container garden is actually easier to control than a traditional in-the-ground garden. Plants can be moved if they’re not getting the right sun. Drainage can be altered by putting more hole in containers, watering is more efficient and some common garden pests, like slugs, aren’t even an issue in such gardens. This is all good news for people who don’t have a yard! So, if you live in an apartment or condo with a patio or balcony and a desire for fresh veggies, you might want to peruse these tips for turning the space into ‘A Voluminous Vegetable Garden’. Continue Reading
Check out Kayte’s absolutely fabulous homemade applique technique. Using fabric, liquid starch and a brayer, you too can make spectacular wall appliques that are easily removable. These are particularly good for apartment dwellers tired of staring at bare walls. Via Craftzine.