I have come to figure out that some of these things, you can fix to your liking, while storing away the thing that was there to start with, so that when you move, you can take your thing with you, & put back the one that the rental came with. Follow?
|Ours is like this from Bed Bath & Beyond|
For example, some bathroom fixtures you can do this with. We had the most gross, falling apart, plastic shower curtain rod EVER. We replaced it with a nice metal tension rod that is 500x better. But, I did store away the old plastic rod. My pretty rod is coming with me when we move, they can keep their crappy plastic rod.
There are tons of other things you can do this with. Like ceiling fan blades, kitchen & bathroom cabinet hardware, overhead light fixtures (goodbye boob lights!), shower-heads, window curtains/blinds, mailboxes, or closet doors. You want it to look better, but you don't want to be purchasing something for your landlord to benefit from. So just take down theirs, replace it with yours, and store theirs so that when you move, you can take yours along with you & leave them with theirs.
|This one looks NICE! Bed Bath & Beyond again|
I love love love this idea! The only thing we've actually done this with is the shower rod, but I've considered doing it with the mailbox & the shower-head too. Have you ever done this as well?
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