9 Rental Renovations You Can Probably Get Away With

Julia Millay Walsh

The expression “It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission” describes how I feel about decorating a rental to a T. Most landlords are way more agreeable than they appear to be on paper—and than we give them credit for being. So making minor renovations here and there, I’ve found, is something one can usually get away with. Many landlords may even thank—or reimburse—you for putting your labor and money into improving their property, if they’re pleased with the way it turns out. That said, doing anything that conflicts with what’s in the lease still puts you in danger of losing your security deposit—or worse—so renovate at your own risk. Here are nine rental renovations to give a try.

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