Apartment Decorating Ideas — Oh Yes You Can Remodel a Rental!
Does it make sense to put money into decorating a rental? Hell, yeah it does! Especially when a few small changes make a dramatically more efficient use of your space, which is quite possible when your apartment is small. Just check out these 21 inspirational and affordable ideas for small spaces.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve a small apartment. On my blog Renov8or, I share a retro renovation in our rental’s kitchen that cost only $350. You can see that the butcher block countertop I scrounged on the cheap from IKEA’s “As Is” department gave us much needed prep space. And a few base cabinets gave us a place to tuck away small appliances, keeping clutter to a minimum, which is so important in a small kitchen. The rest of my $350 budget was spent on kitchen accessories, like the open shelving and the spice bins above the range. I give a complete cost breakdown as well as insider info about finding IKEA price reductions. Though we lived in our rental for just three years, we cooked some fabulous meals in that kitchen at a cost of $100 per year. Money well-spent.
So, how do you embark on a rental remodel without breaking the bank and how do you do it in such a way that you don’t lose your deposit? Our very own creative director Anjelika Temple is embarking on DIY remodel of her apartment right now. Her 12 things to think about in preparation for a remodel is a must-read. Check out her plan and follow her progress for on-going tips and photos.
Got a small-space idea to share? Tag us on Instagram @britandco. Come on — share the love!
(Images via Renov8or)
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