If you're in a rental apartment, the last thing you want to do is pay a lot of money to make it livable. Perhaps the only thing worse is pissing off your roommate(s) while you're having loud — ahem — relations, or blasting Gregorian chants from your bedroom on Sunday mornings. Which means you need to find an easy, reversible and affordable solution for privacy, while respecting thy neighbors.
Ten Things You Should Upgrade in Your Rental (and Then Take With You)
It's taken years for me to come around to the idea that a home isn't any less of a home because it's rented. Five years, actually — that's how long I've lived in my white-walled, cookie-cutter apartment. But now that I'm finally comfortable hanging shelves and buying furniture to fit my space, my husband and I have our sights set on buying our first house next summer. That's why all of our recent apartment projects have focused on "forever upgrades"— we're investing only in the things we…
You Can Do It: 10 Rental Updates Your Landlord Doesn't Need to Know About
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