Redecorating Your Place

Thinking of redecorating your rental home but think it would be too difficult or expensive? That doesn’t have to be the case. Adding a new look to space can be fun, energizing and rewarding. Here are a few tips to get you started.

-The first step is to know what you can and can’t do according to your lease. If there are any areas you are unclear about, get clarification in writing. Bypassing this step can lead to financial issues.

-Plan on spending your own money. In most cases the lease covers the original items in your rental. It’s not generally a good idea to try to negotiate changes or additions after signing.

-It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to spruce up the place. Accessorizing is a good place to begin. Modest changes such as adding window coverings, plants, lighting and rugs can transform a room.

-Eliminate some of the clutter and gain more storage space by reorganizing closets using book cases and portable shelving. The standard wire shelving is good for hanging items and storing things high but not the best use of available space.

A few quick online searches for “DIY rental decorating” will give you plenty of great ideas. Always remember – if you are making any changes to the property itself, get permission in writing first.