4 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Home

One of the downsides of renting a home rather than owning one is the limitations you have when it comes to redecorating. However, if you’re willing to be creative, you can find that there are plenty of ways you can make a rental home your own! Middel Realty in Fort Collins has been connecting families with clean, conveniently located single-family homes for decades, and we want all of our clients to feel comfortable in their own space. In today’s blog, we’ll be talking about a few upgrades you can make to your rental! Just remember to thoroughly read your lease to understand your limits, and talk to your landlord about any permanent or significant changes.

Display Art and Pictures

One of the best and easiest ways to add a personal touch to your rental home is to put your favorite art pieces and family pictures on display! You can talk to your landlord or property manager about their approved wall-hanging methods. Some may allow nails, while others may dictate that you use temporary hooks. No matter what you use, surrounding yourself with beautiful pictures and snapshots of your family and friends will help a space feel like home.

Add Contact Paper or Stickers

You likely won’t be allowed to paint your home rental, but you can use contact paper or stickers to enjoy colors and patterns that are more to your taste than blank white walls. Most forms of contact paper are easily removable, and there are plenty of designs and styles to choose from. Try out tile stickers to add a pretty backsplash in your kitchen, apply stainless steel contact paper to upgrade your appliances, or use washi tape for bright accents and patterns!

Swap Drawer Pulls and Door Knobs

Another simple upgrade you can make is to add new handles to your drawers and doors! In most cases, all you have to do is unscrew the old knobs and screw in the new ones. (Make sure you keep the old ones for when you move out!) You can find options to match your personal decor scheme and explore unusual options like crystal or fun acrylic shapes. It’s a fun and affordable way to add some personality to your home rental!

Try New Light Fixtures

Apartments and rental homes are designed to be as neutral as possible to match the tastes of any and every resident. This often means that the light fixtures installed are uninspiring to say the least. Just like with your drawer knobs, you may be able to replace the covering on your lights just by unscrewing the old materials and installing something new! Make sure you keep all the materials that were a part of the original light fixture, and avoid making any changes that require more in-depth work, like rewiring. You don’t want to do anything to lose that security deposit!

Are you looking forward to a rental home you can call your own? Contact Middel Realty today! We are a family owned business with more than 40 years of experience in Fort Collins real estate, and we want to welcome you home. Explore our current listings for a variety of beautiful single-family rental homes, and call us today to get started!