One of the top benefits of renting an apartment is that you don’t have to worry a whole lot about maintenance. With that being said, having some skills around the house can be quite beneficial regardless. If you rent out your apartment, knowing how to do a couple of things can help you customize your townhouse apartment without having to worry about causing damage that reduces your likelihood of getting your entire security deposit back. If you are the type of person who rents apartments and loves it but also wants to make the space customized to all of your needs, try out these DIY skills that can come in handy.
Swapping Out Showerheads
A lot of people fail to realize that swapping out showerheads isn’t as complicated as you might think, and it doesn’t require a lot of skills or tools. If your apartment came with a showerhead that you do not love, there’s no need to stress. All you need is an adjustable wrench so you can loosen that nut at the base of the showerhead, a bit of plumber’s tape to prevent the leaks, and your showerhead of choice to screw it in. Just make sure that you keep that older showerhead around so you can reinstall it once you move out.
Hanging Up Art
When you do move into your apartment, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of sheer wall space you have, but it might feel unusable since you do not want to cause any permanent damage. Your landlord might give you permission to hang up art with nails if you ask, especially if you can patch the holes up later, but if not, there are plenty of easy-to-use products out there that allow you to hang up without causing any damages in the long run.
It may sound weird, but screwdrivers come in handy around your apartment more than you might initially realize. It is key to keeping kitchen appliances or furniture appliances together, and when you first move in, you may find yourself building a lot of your furniture that requires a screwdriver. Using one is simple. Just remember the classic “righty-tighty and lefty-loosey” saying. However, it is a good idea to remember to keep some extra screws and hex keys around that you could use in the future.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!