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      It’s a lot easier to be satisfied with an outdated kitchen or poorly designed bathroom when you’re simply renting out a space.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.

  Renters can live practically anywhere, while homeowners are restricted to areas where they can afford to buy. Although rents can be high in areas where home values are also high, renters are more apt to find an affordable monthly payment than home buyers. The amount you pay for rent is fixed for the span of the lease agreement. While landlords can raise the rent with notice, you can budget more efficiently, because you know the amount of rent you are required to pay. 

     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.