Do you feel like you need to change the look of your rented apartment because it’s boring, but you are hesitant to fork out a certain amount of cash knowing that you can never get it back as ROI (return of investment)? Remodeling your rental doesn’t have to mean throwing money away if it makes you feel good every time you get up from bed in the morning. Mental stress can wear you down physically and hinders your productivity. Remember, health is wealth!
Buy home accessories that you can bring with you once you vacate your rental.
Brighten up your rental by replacing dull-looking lighting fixtures with colorful chandeliers, flush mounts, pendants, and sconces. You can also modernize the doors and cabinetry by simply installing new knobs while upgrading bathrooms with new shower heads, toilet paper holders, and toilet seat covers. Then update old curtains with attractive blinds for a fresher look. Keep the old fixtures and reinstall them back once you decide to leave your rental.
Another option would be to just keep them in place. Anyway, you have already enjoyed them and they have served their purpose. For me, that would be enough since you also need to consider the wear and tear of these things. But if you want to take with you the chandelier and that one particular door knob that you like, then go ahead.
Add plants to liven up the place.
Adding plants can spruce up your rental, not to mention its many health benefits. Aside from emitting oxygen and humidity, plants also produce negative ions, similar to air purifying machines. The negative ions will attach themselves to, as well as effectively remove, any particles in the air such as dust, mold spores, bacteria, and allergens. Plants are also known to reduce stress, improve your sense of well-being, support cognitive health, and enhance environmental wellness. And of course, they move with you to your future rental.
Go easy on labor costs.
Minimize your labor cost since obviously
you can’t take that with you to your most cost-effective future home. Purchase power tools as this is cost effective long term and practice DIY (Do It Yourself). However, check your lease contract agreement first, since there might be things that your landlord will prohibit you to do like rewiring and adding structure sure.
You don’t have to repaint or install a wallpaper over an entire wall just bec
ause some parts are stained or the paint peeled off. Use contact paper or washi tape to create a graphic design to cover the unsightly portions. You can also put fabric over ceilings or walls. Tack up a piece of fabric by stapling it to the edges of the wall, then simply pull it off when you’re done with the space. And if you feel depressed just by looking at those broken kitchen tiles, just cover them with vinyl stickers rather than retile everything.
Add carpet on the dining table
Elegant carpet colors are the dining room warm and inviting. With a wide range of color and a variety of textures, carpets have long been a popular choice for dining rooms. Be sure to shop for a carpet with added stain protection.
These remodeling ideas will not cost you a fortune and you can bring most
of these decors with you when you move to your future rental or your new house. To borrow a quote from Dr. M.K. Soni, “Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere.” And if I may add, “Even if it’s a rental.”
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