When you rent a home, it’s rare for you to be 100% happy with how everything looks. After all, since the property doesn’t belong to you, it’s not possible to do major renovations. And a lot of people out there are afraid to do too much to their rental, for fear of losing their security deposit. Here at Home Addict, we’ve put together some of the best rental design hacks where you’re guaranteed not to ruin your apartment.
Ask Permission From Your Landlord
Before we get into any of these suggestions, it’s better for you to be safe than sorry. If there is anything that you’re worried might not go over well with your landlord, it’s always best to ask permission. More often than not, your landlord will probably say “yes”, especially if it’s something that will improve the look of the apartment. On top of that, you can always keep the original fixtures and replace them back before you leave. In the past, I worked as a leasing consultant. One of the tenants in an apartment replaced the light fixtures, and it made the place look a lot more expensive. So when they moved out, the landlord actually charged more for that apartment compared to the others! Sometimes it can truly be a win-win situation. (via How I Rent)