Tricks for Improving a Space That You’re Leasing

Tricks for Improving a Space That You’re Leasing

When you’re in the market to find a space in which to put your company or your home, building is not always an option. More often than not, you’re going to have to lease a place, and if you know the basics of leasing, that means you’re probably not going to have much liberty in the way of knocking down walls or having a free for all in the designing of your space, at least not without your landlord’s approval and blessing.

This means that when you secure a space, you’re going to have to think hard and get good and creative in the way of making the space work for your needs. It doesn’t have to be specific to a business or a home, as either use is going to present challenges. If you’re unsure on how to improve a space to meet your needs when you don’t have approval to remodel the place, here are some tricks you can use:

Use Cute Dividers

Perhaps you’ve rented an apartment that doesn’t have enough bedrooms for the amount of people you’re going to have living in it. Perhaps you would like there to be a divide between the living room and the kitchen and where you are just don’t have a wall to separate areas or mute sound. This isn’t a deal breaker like you think it might be. If you have a need to separate spaces or you just want to cover up an ugly wall, you can do so by using cute dividers.

Hang Curtains or Tapestries

Many places you lease have rules against painting. This can be a drag when you want to personalize your space. Paint does so much to liven up a space. If you’re not able to put any paint on the walls, you can always improve your surroundings by hanging curtains on the windows or even on the walls to use as a backdrop, or you can order beautiful tapestries to display on the walls or ceilings. The walls might be white, but that doesn’t mean you can’t personalize when some colorful wall hangings to liven up the space.

Maximize the Space

When it comes to not being able to physically change a space you’re in, you have to get creative and maximize what you have. If the space is small, you’ll want to look at using multifunctional items that will save space.

If you have a massive wall that is just there and not being used for anything, consider putting up a compact bookcase or entertainment center that is fit to the space that will give you plenty of storage, but also doesn’t physically alter the room in any way that your landlord wouldn’t approve of.

It’s all about creativity, so don’t be limited by what you have. Use it as inspiration to get innovative and watch as your leased space opens up into a personalized oasis for your purposes.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.