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  1. Well-said, Brenda! I am looking forward to clicking on the links in your post, too. I don’t rent but I know there are some things I could do to my house that would make me like it more. The bathroom floor, for instance. It has tiny, one-inch ceramic tiles. You can never get the grout clean without using a toothbrush! That sheet flooring sounds like just the thing.

    Thanks for all the ideas!

  2. GREAT TIPS! THE FIRST THING MY NIECE DID WHEN SHE MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT WAS BUY WRAPPING PAPER SHE LOVED AND COVERED ALL HER LIGHT SWITCHES. IT REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE.

  3. Brenda, I love your apartment! It really looks like the most colorful and cozy cottage around. Great ideas!

  4. I love seeing photos of your cozy home, Brenda! I always nested in my rentals, also – there’s no way I could live in a space that I didn’t make my own in some way!

  5. So many wonderful ideas—thank you, Brenda! I’ve bookmarked and saved ’til my fingers are tired. ?

  6. You have done a beautiful job and have every right to be proud of your home. Everyone should have a place that welcomes them home–rental or owner. It makes such a difference in life.

  7. Very nice ideas!
    I am a home owner, which means I’m broke because of my house payments. So when scanning Pinterest for updating home ideas I always look up renters ideas simple because it makes the financially impossible possible. Also changeable should I ever what to change back. Also when looking for ideas on saving money on electronic bills or water bills always look for renters ideas. You will find doable and affordable ideas instead of huge purchase ideas.
    Blessings to you
    Minnie

  8. Great ideas even if you own your home. We have a multitude of costly renovation projects planned for this 1925 house but we sure cannot afford to undertake them all at once. The kitchen will be one of the more costly projects and will not take place in the next few years. So…. I plan to incorporate some of your suggestions (new hardware, faucets, hiding ugly counter tops with cutting boards, look for some peel and stick tile sheets, etc). I might even attempt to paint my cabinets this spring.

    Thank you for this wonderful post.

  9. We used to be renters too. But, always treated the home as if we owned it. Fixed things up so that we would like it. You can do a lot with cheaper fixes like you already have said and make it your own. Our landlords were always happy that we took such good care of our home. A lot of renters don’t do that & make it hard for those of us that do. Make your space your own and enjoy everyday to the fullest with your “stuff”….

  10. Love this post – your home is beautiful! I have one of those huge,ugly (to me) mirrors in the master bedroom over a double sink. We own the condo so I could change it. My question is this – is it glued in place? How tricky was it to get rid of yours? This thing is really big!
    And I love your rattan type blinds!
    Mary

    1. Mine was glued in place. He had to rip it off the wall. However it didn’t tear up the wall.

  11. Hi Brenda,
    It is so great that you could make your rental apartment your own and feel like it is home to you.
    These tips are great for people that rent and still want to feel like their place is their own.
    Kris

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