TIPS FROM A SE­RIAL REN­TER

Better Homes & Gardens - - Home / Firsts -

Chelsea Coul­ston’s mil­i­tary fam­ily has lived in seven homes in 10 years. Her blog, Mak­ing Home Base, chron­i­cles their DIY ad­ven­tures.

WORTH-IT UP­DATE

So many rentals have beige or yel­low-white walls. A fresh coat of paint will give your space a clean back­drop.

TALK TO YOUR LAND­LORD

“If you’re up­dat­ing in a way that brings value, the ma­jor­ity of land­lords will not only ap­prove but be grate­ful for your work.” She gives her land­lord the plan de­tails, in­clud­ing how it will im­prove the prop­erty.

RE­PUR­POSE ROOMS

Re­think space to bet­ter serve your needs. Use a coat closet as a pantry or a linen closet to store toys.

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