There are many benefits of renting an apartment, such as lower monthly payments, no property taxes and no maintenance costs. On the flip side of the coin, you have to get permission to make any structural changes.
Making unauthorised changes could lead to the loss of a security deposit, and possibly even a fine. Luckily, there are a few ways to revamp your apartment without losing your security deposit, such as the following:
Ask about the rules
Most of the limitations will be mentioned in your lease agreement, so you can review the contract first. Before you let your creativity flow, you need to speak to your landlord and ask about the rules, just to be sure.
Take advantage of lighting
Lighting has the power to change the mood of a room and create a cosy space. While you may not be able to drill holes into the wall, you can upgrade the lighting features by investing in lamps, candles and battery-charged lighting structures.
Use alternative adhesives
Any changes that you make to the wall or floor needs to be removable. There are different options of adhesives that can change the entire aesthetic of the home. For example, establish an accent wall with removable wallpaper, choosing from a range of bright and bold patterns or delicate textures. Another option is to add a fake tile backsplash to your kitchen.
Invest in furniture
Is it time to update your furniture? Changing the furniture in the home is an effective way to revamp your home without changing the structure. If you buy large pieces of furniture then it’s worth considering multi-functional furniture pieces with storage space. If your budget is limited, then you can change the scene with new rugs, pillows and even plants.
Use command hooks to hang
With command hooks, you can hang paintings, photo frames and mirrors without drilling through the wall. Command hooks are easy to find and can revamp the entire space, just make sure to check how much weight they can hold.
Before you begin redecorating, it’s best to declutter and make space for your new ideas. If you need a centrally-located and affordable storage solution, Storage World has you covered. Whether you need a short-term or long-term solution, our conveniently located storage facilities provide the ideal solution.