Picture this: You find yourself signing the lease for a rental unit. You are now one of a growing population of people who have joined the leasing market, and you’re about to move into your first rental space.
But here’s the problem (or problems): Due to the surging market, you didn’t have much choice in the type of units you could afford, so for the next two years, you’re tethered to this unit that comes with cracked walls and furniture that could be older than you. Now, you find yourself coming back to a house, and not a home.
Where most logical arguments would go against spending more than you have to in a rental unit, the fact of the matter is that you are going to be living here for the next few years and you want to come home to a sanctuary where you feel comfortable and relaxed. You deserve a space that feels welcoming to guests as well as yourself.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can turn a rental unit into a home. Depending on how drastic a transformation you (and your landlord) will accept, here are some to consider.