Home Improvement Projects for Renters

Do you have a passion or an itch for home improvement projects but don’t own a home to improve? Luckily for you, this blog post will go over some great projects you can take on in the apartment or home that you rent. These projects will let you improve the aesthetic of your home or apartment and improve your ease of life while keeping your landlord happy!

Install New Cabinet Handles

Cabinet and drawer knobs or handles are small details that can really bring the appearance of a kitchen to the next level. There are many places to look for these handles but some good places to start are Home Depot, Lowes, or even online at Wayfair. These replacements are very cost-effective and are easy to install and replace with the originals when you eventually move out and are reusable so you can have them for the next place you live as well.

Replace Lighting Fixtures

Generic lighting fixtures can be boring, bring some life into your space by replacing the fixture around the lightbulbs in your home. It can be done by simply unscrewing the existing fixture and removing it, and replacing it with a new one. There’s a number of different styles, colors, and sizes to choose from so do some research and find the one that you would like most in your apartment or house! Another positive is that, just like the cabinet handles, these are easy to replace with the originals when it is time to move out and can be used again.

Hang Mirrors!

If you feel like your space feels a little bit small, hanging a somewhat large mirror can make a room feel much bigger by giving it a lot of depth. They can be found relatively cheap and just require a frame and typical hanging supplies to put up.

Get/Make a Bar Cart

A bar cart can be a great and fun addition to a small kitchen. There are a number of different styles to choose from depending on what you would like to do with it so look around for a good affordable option. Re-purposing a utility cart is usually the most cost-effective choice. You could find a flatter style and use the top as a mobile cutting board or opt for a lot of shelves to maximize storage for oils, spices, or pots and pans. Have some fun decorating the cart as well either with a solid color of paint or if you are a little more artistic, add some designs into the paint job as well.

We hope that you have found something from this list to take with you and try out in your home! These are great ideas that we chose specifically for those who have restrictions due to renting but obviously they can be great for homeowners as well! Good luck in your renovating!