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      It’s a lot easier to be satisfied with an outdated kitchen or poorly designed bathroom when you’re simply renting out a space. Homeowners are in it for the long haul however, and upgrades aren’t just part and parcel of the experience, they’re also usually expected if you want to make a good return when you go to sell. As a renter, you can be satisfied with what you’ve got knowing that it’s not forever. Perhaps we should say there is very little responsibility for maintenance. While you might be expected to maintain your rental as best you can, you aren’t on the hook for major repairs, like if an appliance breaks or you have a plumbing issue.

  A cramped dining nook can become worthy of dinner parties with a few smart strategies. Use clear chairs or a glass-top table to visually expand the space and make it feel bigger. Then hang up some artwork, and adjust the lighting.If your dining area came with a chandelier, see if you can cover the bare bulbs with shades. Use colorful garden stools as impromptu coffee tables or bedside tables. These relatively lightweight furniture pieces can easily be moved from room to room and are much easier to carry up apartment stairs than a bulky table. By bringing your rental appartment to life,you will feel like at home which will elevate your entire experience while you rent.

     Hampers can hold more than just dirty clothes. Use them around your apartment for stashing umbrellas and hats, extra linens, or kids' toys. Employ clever add-ons, such as a basket intended for over-the-door storage, to prevent the hamper from becoming a bottomless pit. Here, a basket clips to the side of the hamper to corral hats and scarves. Great lighting can completely transform a room, and its source doesn't need to be a hardwired ceiling fixture. Invest in lamps to place on end tables, nightstands, and side tables. Position floor lamps to illuminate dark corners, and hang plug-in sconces in hallways or above sofas. Enjoy the life in your cute rental appartment. Rent with Pace Realty.