03.03.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 53

things to upgrade in your apartment | designlovefest

while renting has its setbacks for improvements, there’s still quite a few things you should always change out in your apartment. it’s worth it even if it’s just for a year or two. simple things that you use everyday can make a big impact when you upgrade them. here are five essential things to upgrade in your rental. happy weekend!

apartment upgrades | designlovefest

1. shower head. i consider this one essential. most apartments come with an old shower head that doesn’t flow well. you shower daily, so why not invest in a good shower head? you can get a good one starting at $25 and it takes a few minutes to swap out your shower head for one that makes you look forward to showering.

things to upgrade in your apartment | designlovefest

2. light fixtures. lighting is key. switch out your light fixtures for something unique to make a statement and bring the space together. see more light fixtures here.

things to upgrade in your apartment | designlovefest

3. handles and knobs. hardware can make a big difference in a subtle way. things like knobs and cabinet handles can be switched out quickly with a few screws.

things to upgrade in your apartment | designlovefest

4. install shelves. if storage is limited, adding a few shelves to your space can add space. see more shelf ideas here.

rental upgrades | designlovefest

5. toilet seat: kind of a give-in, but they’re super simple to swap out and only cost about $20-$50 to change.

things to upgrade in your apartment | designlovefest

what are things you upgrade in apartments? let us know in the comments!

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    I love all these upgrades – ESPECIALLY the handles and knobs. The ones in my current apartment aren’t too bad actually, but I’ve lived in apartments where I definitely should have given in and picked up new ones. 🙈

    Sophie says:

    I love the hexagon tile.

    Nikki says:

    So much inspiration for my next apt ; )

    Yeeling says:

    Thanks for these tips! Those upgrades are going to make me not want to leave the apartment at all! Thanks for sharing!

    Love from Singapore,
    Yeeling

    Although I don’t live in an apartment any longer, these would have been very useful when I did! One thing that helped me were ready-made curtains. Pottery Barn ones are quite hefty, especially those with the black out, and do well in a pinch. And they’re easy to move to your next place!

    paige says:

    I think I’ve done every single one of these–except for the shower head, because mine isn’t that bad. If anyone is thinking about trying any of this, go. for. the lighting. It is a total game changer!! Also, painting the walls has helped tremendously!

    Samantha Lee says:

    LOVE all the copper accents. We’ve been in our apartment four years now (already?? yikes!) and decided to finally upgrade the space. We got all new furniture but also installed our own wood/pipe shelving, and it makes me so much happier. <3

    Taryn says:

    My favorite upgrade is a new shower head! Especially because when I move out, I take it with me. My husband even went as far as to buy 2 different shower heads and he created a Frankenstein-type head that we’ve taken to 3 different apartments!

    Hannah says:

    How can I update flooring in the bathroom?? Is there a tile that is stick on?

    It is amazing how such simple changes can make a space feel like yours. Home decor is a great way to accomplish this, but if you don’t like the foundation home decor can only do so much. Thanks for sharing.

    Jade says:

    Love the tiles especially. Reminds me of the middle east / north Africa. Makes me want to go find more things from there.

    Sai Bharath says:

    There are many things that can annoys you and above are few of them which are need to be upgraded as soon as possible and other thing that’s also need to be upgraded is the color of the room which may change the mood of house. Good cheerful environment helps you to enjoy you weekends at home. Thanks for sharing the tips.

    shasha says:

    Nice tips.
    Thank for sharing .

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