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Make It Special: 7 Simple Ways to Customize a Rental Kitchen

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These easy ideas for decorating your rental kitchen won’t require whipping out a paintbrush when it’s time to move out. Decals that detach with a tug, rugs that roll up and follow you to your next home, and hardware that detaches with a few twists of a screwdriver let you design a custom kitchen—without upsetting your landlord.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2017

Seven Habits To Learn From Ridiculously Creative Renters

Gifted renters understand how to make wonderful homes in temporary dwellings, and squeeze seriously stylish and functional spaces out of nothing special. They make it look easy, but exactly how do they do it, you ask? Here are the habits of some seriously creative renters.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2017

Calling All Renters: Easy & Reversible Ways to Add Style to Your Bathroom (This Weekend!)

Rental bathrooms are notoriously plagued by ugly (or just plain dated) design decisions. The good news is, there are some simple, reversible ways to cover up what you hate most about this room and add your own style to the space. Introducing color and pattern where you can, and choosing attractive storage lets you put your own touch on a temporary home.

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Posted on Jul 21, 2017

Two Savvy Solutions for Ugly Rental Kitchen Lights

Considering the amount of spectacularly hideous light fixtures in rental kitchens around the country, it’s almost as if installing the ugliest, most unflattering light fixture was at one time the law. That’s of course not true, but for anyone who’s ever walked into their rental kitchen, looked up at their light fixture and wondered “why that?”, this post’s for you.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017

Feather: Renting (Really Nice!) Modern Furniture Online Just Got Easier

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Buying furniture can be one of the most stressful, expensive, spreadsheet-ridden activities an adult can undertake. Sure, it’s an amazing luxury to be able to buy furniture (and have somewhere to put it), but it can still be a LOT of work, not to mention commitment. Now, thanks to one company, you can rent stylish pieces from companies like West Elm: all the grownup satisfaction, with a lot less commitment. Keep reading for three reasons renting furniture might work for you, as well as three sample rooms to give you an idea of style options and total costs.

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Posted on Jul 18, 2017

11 Ways to Add a Little Style to Your Rental Kitchen

Maybe you’re renting, but you dream of a beautiful, stylish kitchen, and you spend your days looking longingly at kitchen remodels on design blogs, wishing you could change anything, anything at all, about your kind of terrible rental kitchen. The good news? There are lots of things you can do to make your kitchen better without so much as picking up a hammer. Here are eleven ideas.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2017

Real-Life Renters With Vividly Colorful Homes…Despite a “No Painting” Rule

It’s a tale as old as time (well, as long as leasing agreements have been around): You find a rental apartment or house you LOVE…but you’re not allowed to paint the walls. Perhaps the walls are white or beige and you find them ho-hum. Or perhaps your rental walls do have color — but not color you like. What’s a rule-following tenant supposed to do? You could paint anyway (we won’t tell), but if you want to add the color you want without a paint brush (and get your security deposit back), take some notes from these three fabulous rentals.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Can You Guess What Secret this DIY Mirror is Hiding?

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Camouflage is a survival skill. Living in a small space demands that every inch of a room is stretched to its maximum potential, and this made-from-scratch mirror is evidence that beauty, brawn and brains are not mutually exclusive. Can you guess what’s behind this looking glass?

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

8 Stylish Solutions for Your Totally Icky Rental Bathroom — Renters Solutions

Does your rental bathroom look this good? It can, with a few clever solutions. You can also check out the redo of Joseph’s bathroom to see how this little space was transformed.

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I’ve seen a lot of apartments in New York, and I’ve seen a lot of icky bathrooms. In a city with lots of older buildings, sometimes even the really nice apartments come with not-so-great bathrooms. While some solutions, like tearing the whole thing down and starting over, are off limits, there are still plenty of things you can do, even as a renter, to make your bathroom just a little bit (or even a lot) less icky.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2017

15+ Uses for Tension Rods You’ve Never Thought Of

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Few things are as versatile as the humble tension rod . They are cheap and totally removable. They are great for those awkward areas where nothing else fits, and don’t do any damage to walls, closets or cabinets. Some of their uses are obvious, but there are others you might not have ever considered…

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Posted on Jul 5, 2017

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