In today’s tight economy, affordable rentals are the way to go. Living in a low-cost but high-end apartment can help you save on living costs while providing you with a good quality of life.
However, as a renter, you no doubt want to make your apartment feel like your own without causing any damage that you will end up having to pay for when you eventually move out. Here are 5 tips on how to improve your apartment and make it more personal without causing damage.
- Experiment With Removable Wallpaper
Removable wallpaper is readily available at most DIY home improvement stores. This type of wallpaper is temporary and can easily be removed when you wish to move out. It provides a great way to add a splash of colour and give your apartment a unique personality without causing any damage to the walls.
- Add Some Decorative Decals
Wall decals are similar to decorative wallpaper and are another excellent non-permanent option for adding a bit of personality to your apartment. These decorative elements come in a wide variety of designs, allowing you to personalise the look and feel of your apartment with ease. Like temporary wallpaper, decorative decals can be easily removed when you have to move out and do not leave any residue behind.
- Spruce Up Your Floor
Adding a touch of personality, colour, and texture to your flooring can make a massive difference in the look and feel of your apartment. Thankfully, you don’t have to tear up the floors to achieve this.
All you need is a well-chosen area rug. There are a wide variety of area rugs available from vendors across the city, ranging in size, price, and texture. A good rug can instantly change a room’s vibe without causing any damage to the apartment. What’s more, they can help dampen noise and provide a little bit of insulation, making the room feel cosier and more comfortable underfoot. Well-chosen area rugs have been known to totally redefine spaces, making this an excellent option.
- Try Replacing Hardware and Fittings
If you don’t like the way your cabinets, drawers, or doors look, you can install your own door handles and knobs without causing any damage. Simply unscrew the existing ones and screw in the handles that you like.
The same can be said for light fixtures and even wall switches. You will need a screwdriver and maybe one or two extra tools to help you do this cleanly. However, it is easy to do for the most part and won’t cause any damage to the apartment.
Just make sure that you keep the original fixtures and hardware so that you can replace them when you want to move out. If you do this correctly, there will be no damage done to the apartment, allowing you to completely personalise the look while you live there.
- Hang Up Some Different Curtains and Blinds
Many apartments come with pre-installed curtains or blinds. However, you can easily install your own, giving your apartment a personal touch. Various types of curtains and blinds are available on the market that you can install to improve the look and feel of the interior.
Just be sure to keep the original blinds, curtains, and rails and reinstall them before you move out so that you can be sure to get your deposit back.
Contact us to apply to live in one of Live Easy’s affordable rentals and make it your own home.