Top 5 DIY Projects You Can Do – As a Renter!
We all want to live in a comfortable home, but as a renter, it’s not often possible to do those DIY projects the way we want to. Plus, it’s hard to put money into something that isn’t yours. What you need are semi-permanent, relocatable solutions for your DIY projects. If you don’t own the house you live in, here are some stylish yet cost-effective lifestyle products that will help turn the house you’re renting into a well-loved home.
Create a removable, raised garden
For those in crowded cities or urban rentals, there’s sometimes not enough room to make your own garden, but with GardenStax, you can create raised gardens on the balcony or against the house on the driveway or lawn. Easy to install and maintain, raised gardens are ideal for growing vegetables, herbs, chillis and tomatoes, or even a just flower bed if you’re after a bit of colour. Plus, you can take them with you any time you need to move.
For a range of great GardenStax ideas (they’re not just for gardens), check out our GardenStax blog.
Define spaces and gain privacy outdoors
If your neighbours are close by, your landlord might not have privacy in mind. SmartScreens create private, sheltered areas around decks and gardens. They’re great for creating spaces, either as ‘see-through’ walls or simple decorations, with each one sporting a unique design. The various designs allow different amounts of light through.
Products to use: SmartScreens
Don’t waste time weeding someone else’s garden
Most landlords require you to keep the garden tidy, but why waste your weekends doing weeding? By laying WeedMat beneath the existing soil or bark and then covering it, you’ll save yourself all the hassle of weeding so you can spend more time with your mates.
Park your cars where they won’t ruin the lawn
If you or your flatmates park or turn your cars on the grass, then you’ll know what happens in winter, and just how your landlord feels about car tyres digging up their lawn. With Permeable Paving, you can create dry, stable pebble or grass areas that won’t rut, so you can turn and park your cars without ruining the front lawn.
Keep animals and birds away from your garden
If you’ve got green fingers and have devoted a lot of time to a vegetable garden, a great way to protect your fruits and vegetables from birds is to lay a temporary, protective layer of SmartGrid over the top. SmartGrid is a UV protected, plant protection mesh. You can cut it to any shape; using cable ties or even a heavy-duty staple gun to attach it to any wooden frame you build around your garden. Simply lift it to one side when you’re working, then pop it back in place to keep all your hard work safe.
Product to use: SmartGrid
Being a renter doesn’t mean you can’t take care of your home. It’s about enjoying the space that you live in, even if the house is not yours to own. With Strol landscaping solutions, you never have to leave your hard work behind, so you won’t feel like you’re investing for someone else’s gain, and in the meantime, you get to enjoy all your DIY upgrades as if this was your own home.