Three Ways To Make Your Rental Home Feel Like Home

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Three Ways To Make Your Rental Home Feel Like Home

21 March 2016
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When you live in a rental property, the landlord may not want you to make any major changes to the property so that they can easily rent it to someone else when you leave. There are things that you can do to make the house feel more like home without causing any damage to the property. Use the following guide to learn a few temporary customizations you can make to the house.

Create Stained Glass Windows

Creating a temporary design on the windows in the rental property is not difficult to do. Draw a design on the glass with a washable marker. Add some enamel craft paint to a bottle of white liquid school glue and mix until the paint has completely tainted the color of the glue. Repeat the process with multiple colors to create all of the colors you need to create the design you want. Create the outline of the design, allow it to dry for a few minutes, and then fill it in with the other colors of glue. The glue should dry in about an hour.

Add Texture to the Walls

If you want to the walls in your home to have more depth, add fabric to them. Choose a fabric that has a beautiful print or a bold color. Water down some fabric softener and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the wall where you want to hang the fabric and spray the fabric until it is pliable. Press the fabric against the wall and spread it out until it is smooth and there are no more wrinkles in the fabric. The fabric should dry in a half of an hour and will look great until you take it down.

Add a Backsplash in the Kitchen

Measure the space below your upper cabinets and your countertops. Go to a home improvement store and buy enough bead board to cover the wall. Cut the bead board to fit into the spaces perfectly and then apply a few pieces of adhesive putty to the corners of each piece of board. Place the boards into place and push them firmly against the wall so that the putty sticks well to the wall.

When it is time to move, all you will need to do is peel the glue from the windows and clean the glass. Wet the fabric and pull it from the walls and then clean the residue with warm soapy water to remove it. Finally, pull the bead board away from the wall and wipe away the sticky residue left behind by the adhesive putty.