4 Easy Home Renovations for Renters | Georgetown
Renting an apartment is a great value. Maintenance is just a phone call away, and you have no worries about gardening, roof replacements and the other problems that homeowners fret about so frequently. When you get bored with the look of your space, you even have the option of undertaking some home renovations to change things around a little. There are four easy renovation tips for renters that do not require landlord approval and really shake things up.
Paint the Furniture
Dark furniture makes your space look smaller. Even when you have plenty of natural light coming in, the dark wood of the dining room table, the bookshelves and the side tables creates the optical illusion of a small space. Adding lighter wood stains or lighter paints to the mix is an ideal solution. Using a whitewash instead of a dark oak color will almost immediately turn your apartment into a space with an open feel.
Add Wall Decals
Made of durable vinyl, these decals attach to the wall surfaces with little more than static cling. There is no damage and – when you are ready for another redo – they peel off with ease. Choose a wide variety of motifs and colors. Turn your bathroom into a French provincial garden scene, add a Greek feel to your kitchen with a key trim and bring in the blooms to your bedroom with live flowers as well as plenty of wall decals.
Dress up the Windows
Another static cling product attaches to windowpanes. It mimics stained glass and offers you privacy as well as the beauty of color. For a rustic look, choose a stained glass that supports the look of your copper cookware.
Add Room Dividers
Folding dividers are inexpensive but have the power to change the look and feel of an entire space. Even if you live in a smaller space, consider the benefits of adding attractive bamboo dividers. Coupled with an inexpensive jute rug, you can turn a small portion of your living room into a cozy seating area for reading, enjoying the first cup of coffee in the morning or just for spending a bit of time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the rest of your apartment.
Of course, before you can dress up your living space, you might need to find the perfect handyman to do the work. Smith Thomas & Smith specializes in affordable residential project completion. Contact us today to find out how we can help!