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Ways to Customize Your Rental Like a Boss!

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Living in a rented house or apartment can feel mundane and bland. Landlords typically don’t like renters to make alterations to the rental that are permanent or stylistic, since they need to keep the rental looking in a way that will appeal to nearly everyone.

Here are four ways to achieve a customized living environment in a rental without damaging the structure or losing your deposit:

1. Change Out The Shower head

The joys of using a luxury shower head versus a standard shower head are hard to dispute.

A shower head with all the bells and whistles can be purchased for less then $50, and you can take it with you when you leave your rental.

A shower head is one of the easiest things to replace in your rental. Just unscrew the old one, and screw in the better model that offers different flow settings. Store the old one under the bathroom sink so you can easily put it back into place when you leave.

2. Install a Water Filter

You don’t have to be stuck with town drinking water. An under-the-sink reverse osmosis water filter will get rid of a whole batch of chemicals and water additives depending on how many stages you put the water through.

Buy a water filtration system online and follow the setup instructions.

The water will be dispensed through a mini faucet that you install in place of the hand soap dispenser. If you don’t have a soap dispenser, that’s okay.

That little round hole next to your main kitchen faucet is just a cover for the hole where your reverse osmosis water faucet will go.

When you leave, just put the cover back on, or re-install the soap dispenser.

3. Watch TV Wherever You Want

Many rental units come with holes in the wall in the living room where the television is supposed to go. Often there is an ugly, long, putty-colored cable wire protruding from the hole, and you are meant to connect this to the back of your television set.

But why should you have to arrange your television set and furniture according to someone else’s ideas?

Get yourself a wireless router and modem from your cable company and have them send a technician to set it up for you. They’ll run their wires behind the walls and in the attic out to their own infrastructure on the roadway. Meanwhile, you’ll have TV and Internet wherever you want in your home, and your router and modem are yours to keep when you move.

4. Apply Window Cling Film

Many rental homes are situated quite close to the next house, making privacy an issue. Instead of keeping the curtains shut all the time, you can increase your privacy and make a stylistic change to your rental.

Window cling film comes in a wide assortment of decorative designs. You can choose from abstract art that mimics stained glass, beautiful landscape motifs, or just plain shaded cling film. All of them offer enhanced privacy, and they don’t damage the window glass at all.

When you move out, just peel off the cling film and go.

All of these ideas will help you to put your personality stamp on your rental. The best part is, you can still return your rental to your landlord in the same condition as when you moved in.

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