The rental market is doing incredible in 2023 and looks set to continue for the rest of the year. If you are looking at the rental market as a short-term option, you may have restrictions on what you can do with the property during your lease.
Knocking down walls to extend a room will come with plenty of resistance from your landlord, or a new kitchen installed or drilling holes into a wall could be problematic. However, that does not mean that it can’t be made to feel like it is your home.
There are many ways to personalise a rented property to make it feel like a home. Let’s consider some.
Understanding the Boundaries
Before you plan a large-scale decoration mission, it is best to consult with your landlord on what changes you want to implement and what you are permitted to do with their property.
Even as little a task as repainting a wall may not be something a landlord wants, as many want the property to be in the state of lease to you. Naturally, they may not want to repaint the property when you leave. If you decide on painting your new home, use neutral colours that will be easy to paint over. You don’t want any colours that will give your landlord a headache later.
Surround Yourself With You
It may sound obvious – but surrounding yourself with a personal touch in a rented property makes a big difference. There is no point in living with 80% of your stuff in a box ready for when you buy property in Stockport.
Placing your family photos, gifts from friends and items that make it feel like your property turns the empty spaces into something that is yours alone. That should pertain to every room – from the kitchen to the bathroom.
If you cannot paint your walls, why not improvise and decorate your walls with something that doesn’t leave a permanent effect?
These can be novelty wall decals that bring colour and warmth to your new property and provide no damage when removed. Homeowners love decals, like tree and mosaic patterns, that stick to the wall and leave no mark or residue. These are ideal for rental properties to provide your personality over the existing design and not ruffling your landlord’s feathers.
When seeking advice on renting a house, the best question is how much you can make your house. When talking with estate agents in Stockport, be sure to ask critical questions about the landlord’s expectations of the tenants and the allowances for alterations to the property.
Contact the team at Joules independent estate agents Stockport for buying property advice and advice on renting a house in the area.