7 DIY Home Hacks for Apartment Living

August 26, 2021

For those who are DIY about everything, apartment living can be as challenging as it is fun. This is especially true for those who love a good project. Despite the policies represented in your lease, you can make your home look the way you’ve always dreamed! Do-it-yourself activities are possible even while adhering to the property’s guidelines. We have a few quick tips for DIY home hacks for apartment renters.

Fill Nail or Tack Holes in the Walls

We all love to rearrange our home décor and change the art or decorations on our wall to fit the season or our current interests. However, it’s a bummer to see the heinous holes that nails, screws, or tacks leave behind. There are quick and easy fixes to this! Go to our nearby Target off Sunset Hills Road and pick-up wall putty to fill the holes. Your wall will look like new!

Use Floating Shelves

A great DIY project that also saves some space in your apartment home: add floating shelves. Floating shelves are some of the easiest DIY items to build, customize, and use when they’re complete. We’re only ten minutes away from Home Depot on Sunrise Valley Drive and Reston Parkway. Pick up the wood materials, weight capacity brackets, and any tools you’ll need. You can create standard shelving for the center of the wall, or build the shelves with a curve to sit in the corner where two walls intersect

Floating shelves can spruce up your Edmund apartment and add storage space.

Enjoy the Power of Command Strips

Command strips are a must-have for any apartment home. They can be used for any wall hanging and come off easily without needing to create holes in the walls with nails or tacks. Additionally, they’re great for adding a mirror to your closet door. Command strips are strong enough to hold heavily weighted objects like a standalone mirror. With the right decorative eye, you can make your apartment feel more like home.

Soundproof Your Bedroom

Another useful tool? Soundproofing your bedroom for privacy or outside noise-cancelling for better sleep. All homes have a gap between the door and the floor beneath it. Put a towel or some other material there to fill the gap and keep the noise out. Another interesting hack? Using a Ceiling Cloud. It’s essentially a foam pillow that is placed on the ceiling to absorb sound and eliminate any noise from inside the room. It’s easy to place on and take off; Perfect for those of you who record podcasts at home!

Create More Space in Your Closet

Though The Edmund offers spacious closets, it seems we never have enough space. Closets fill up fast! Create more space for your personal items by hooking hangers together or creating a DIY shoe rack. Shoes can often clutter the floor near the door or scattered in the closet until you can no longer find two that match. With a shoe rack, you can always find them and get them off the floor.

Use hanger connectors to add extra space in your apartment closets.
Declutter your Edmund apartment and get organized with with DIY shoe racks.

De-Clutter Your Bathroom Counters

We have a great DIY tip that will help you find everything you need in your bathroom when you need it and cut down the time spent on your morning routine: Declutter your counters! To avoid clutter on your bathroom counters, a handy DIY project to take on is to create hanging storage for toiletries and cosmetics. You can create these from fabric pouches or with clear makeup or travel bags hooked together on short bars. All it takes is a little decluttering to help your place feel cleaner and more organized.

Hanging storage for your bathroom helps avoid clutter on your countertops.

Prevent Scratches on Hardwood Floors

Accidents happen – sometimes we get scratches on the floor when we move our furniture around. But that shouldn’t stop you from creating the look and feel of your space that you want. To prevent scratches or marks on the flooring, use wine corks or a felt-like material to glue to the bottom of furniture legs to prevent scratches and other blemishes. Put your new DIY skills to use and make yourself at home at The Edmund. We have availability for any household size and any luxury lifestyle. From high-end customer service to world-class amenities, The Edmund delivers. Contact us today to learn more about our homes and what we offer!

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