Do you find yourself skimming over the home improvement articles you see online because you’re not a homeowner? Just because a project is listed as home improvement doesn’t mean it can’t be used in an apartment. Here are some excellent tasks that you can tackle to make your home more inviting and functional, even if it happens to be an apartment.
Build a Canopy
A canopy over a bed makes a pace feel stylish and luxurious. This is a pretty easy task, too. Attach a frame to the ceiling using some simple wall hooks and drape some sheer curtains from it, or extend the posters on your headboard and footboard to add a canopy without any change to the ceiling or walls!
Upgrade Your Shower Head
If your shower head is a plain Jane model, give it an upgrade. Simply swap it out for one that gives more power or coverage, depending on your desires. Then, when it’s time to move out, put back on the one that came with your apartment and take your upgrade with you to your new space.
Hang a Trendy Light
Your apartment comes with lighting, but that doesn’t mean it’s what you really want in your space. Consider swapping out that standard light fixture for something more chic and trendy. This should not violate your lease, as long as you put back the standard one when you move out, but do double check before you tackle this project.
Build and Mount Shelving
Sometimes apartment living means insufficient storage simply due to the small space. Use your DIY efforts to help with this by building and attaching a wall-mounted shelving system. Whether you use for storage or to display your treasures, this will be a welcome asset to your apartment.
Personalize with Smarts
Finally, don’t be afraid to personalize your walls, but do it with thought. Vinyl letters, peel-and-stick decals and temporary wallpaper all make it possible to add a personalized look to your space without actually changing the walls. This makes your future move easier, because you won’t have to paint or repair the walls.
Remember, you can transform your apartment into the personalized space you want. All it takes is a little bit of effort and time and some smart thinking. The next time you have a weekend free, consider tackling one of these home improvement projects to make your space more comfortable and attractive.