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Home improvement tips for those who rent

Here are a few ways that renters can upgrade their temporary spaces.

Here are a few ways that renters can upgrade their temporary spaces.

If you rent a house or an apartment, this does not mean that you can't make the space feel like a home. Even if there are strict rules in place for how you can and can't alter a space, there are ways for you to make upgrades that enhance the interior aesthetic of your rental without breaking the landlord's code. As somebody who does not own the space, it will not make economic sense for you to spend a lot of money altering a residence that you will likely not be in on a permanent basis. No matter how long you will be there, take advantage of some low-cost ways to make improvements.

Here are a few home upgrades for renters:

  • Bring the outdoors inside: If you are in a space that has no backyard, it can often feel cramped and claustrophobic. Open up the feel of your home by investing in a box garden for your window sills. The natural sunlight will keep the plants alive, and your apartment will have a more natural aesthetic.
  • Create the illusion of space: Apartments in a city are often small, whether they are in a free-standing home or a complex. If you want to create the illusion of space in a smaller room, you should employ the age-old trick of hanging large mirrors on the walls. A few well-placed mirrors can double the size of a room.
  • Jazz up your windows: A great way to add color and vibrancy to any apartment is by investing in new drapes or curtains. If there is already a curtain rod in place, it will make it very easy for you to take out the existing ones and replace them with a style that you choose.

If you are looking to improve your rented space, be sure to invest in curtains and drapes from Half Price Drapes today!