After having been a renter in the Hudson area for years, with the claim to fame as the ‘oldest housing stock in the U.S.” you know how crummy of a situation you can get yourself into. With entry into the housing market only likely with a big scratch-off ticket payday, you have noticed you are getting pretty settled in your rental. Thank God for self adhesive technology. Easy renovations for renters are just a peel and a stick away.
Smart Tiles, made in Canada, offer a quick and easy install option to update a boring backsplash or bathroom. At about $8/sf, they are not cheap, but the real savings come in installation. Do it yourself, no grout, no tile cutter, lightweight. When you move, easy to remove with a hair dryer. But because it’s an upgrade, your landlord will let you keep them up.
Be sure to check out the Sabi line of products by Urbio. With nearly all the design elements using self adhesion, this is a great way to add your personality and good design to your kitchen/bath. Stick directly to your newly installed Smart Tiles.
Most of my rentals have at least one undesirable view. The easy fix by most renters is to tack up a sheet, or in college towns, something tie-dyed. For a cleaner, upscale look, try Starched Linen Windows treatment by craftlog.com. The transformation is amazing.
Just a couple of ideas on how to update your rental situation. The best part is that these methods do not leave a mark, and can be removed. Most likely, your landlord will prefer the work you put into it, and if you have the fortune to move, removal will not be necessary.