Don't let living in a rental stop you from making it feel like your own, writes
If you’re one of the many Kiwis living in a rented home or apartment, it can feel like an impossible task to personalise your home without upsetting your landlord or your wallet.
Don’t let rental restrictions stop you from creating a home that feels like yours. Here are eight affordable ideas to help you create your dream home.
Auckland-based renter, Andrea Warmington, didn’t let living in a rental stop her from creating a stylish home.
‘‘Sheet vinyl is an affordable way to change your floors; I bought ‘‘Cajou Oak’’ vinyl from Bunnings for my kitchen and bathroom,’’ Warmington said. ‘‘It’s not even stuck down – once cut to fit, it sits on top of your existing floors without slipping.’’
Want to cover a plain benchtop? Invest in removable contact paper or add a rustic touch to your home by covering an ugly bench with large chopping boards. Not only is this incredibly practical when it comes time to cook, but it can also easily be moved from house to house.
Lean art instead of hanging
Leaning art against a wall can look chic and avoids having to put nails in
Introduce some greenery by incorporating indoor plants into your home.