Cover It Up
Although you can't replace the kitchen or bathroom floor in a rental, you can cover it up. Rugs are a logical option, but so too are carpet squares and vinyl tiles that you can install with double-sided tape. There is also the option of peel-and-tiles like those shown in this dramatic kitchen floor makeover. They're a cinch to work with and remove when it's time to leave.
Build a Bookcase
Hanging shelves on the wall in a rental is generally a no-no, but you can buy—or build—a freestanding bookshelf to serve any number of needs. While there are numerous varieties and sizes available at retail and online, you can easily DIY a bookcase yourself, such as this one made of old crates (no tools required).
Reduce Countertop Clutter
When cabinet and counter space is at a premium, look for ways to contain and store necessities elsewhere. For example, you can display your spices on the fridge with an array of magnetic containers. There are lots to choose from in a range of sizes and shapes, or you can devise a personalized solution by affixing magnets to the containers of your choice.localkitchenblog.com
Decorate with Washi Tape
Because many renters are prohibited from painting their apartment in anything other than neutral colors (if at all), look for other ways to add color and pattern. Washi tape, used to create this brightly striped wall, is 100 percent removable, comes in a zillion colors and patterns, and is extremely inexpensive. Create a pattern on a wall, door, or even a window, and then enjoy it until your taste or address changes.annkelle.com
Swap Out a Light Fixture
Lighting fixtures in rentals are often the cheapest and most utilitarian the landlord could find. Upgrade your space—and elevate your style—by replacing a lackluster fixture with something you love. Just be sure to hold on to the one that came with the apartment, because you'll need to put it back up when you move.blog.2mod ern.com
Delineate Space with a Divider
Because structural changes—like building a wall—are not an option for renters, consider other ways to separate open space. Floating a bookcase in the room can create a great divide and provide useful storage in the bargain. Or consider the merits of a folding screen, perhaps one you make yourself from salvaged louvers or French doors.
Plant a Windowsill Herb Garden
If you rent, you most likely don't have a yard for gardening. But you can still nurture your green thumb by planting an herb garden on your windowsill, using a single planter box or a collection of small containers. Your mini garden will bring life to your space and zest to your cooking.gardenista.com
Hack a Backsplash
Put Up Removable Wallpaper
Wallpaper? Yes, you can. The new removable wallpapers can be applied and taken down numerous times before losing their adherence. And with no paste required, they're so much quicker and easier to hang than traditional wallpapers. There's absolutely no reason the walls in your rental can't be fabulous.joannagoddard.blog spot.com
Upgrade Your Shower Head
Even in a rental you can shower in luxury. Consider upgrading the standard shower head to something more akin to what you would find in a spa. Once you've bought a new fixture, swapping out a shower head is a simple task that can be accomplished with an inexpensive kit from the hardware store.
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