Getting around the rules
The key to this transformation is complying with the rules and regulations of the building’s management. This often means you can’t paint walls or ceilings a different colour, you can’t change the building’s facade and you can’t fix anything permanently to walls, floors and ceilings. On balconies, especially, you can’t put in anything that can be climbed up or can compromise the integrity of the building (such as an irrigation system or very heavy objects). Here, everything can be packed up and taken with you when you go.