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Tips For Renters Part 2

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Tips

#5-8  Advice on pests, parking, furniture and appliances, home improvements.

Continuing our series, find here the next five pointers on how to successfully rent a space and live there happily! Don’t forget to go back and read Part 1 of Tips For Renters!

  1. Ask about pest control.  Many landlords will cover the cost of pest control because it is in the best interest of the property. But if they don’t, you could end up with a costly problem. You don’t want to end up sharing a bed with 16 spiders. Also ask about wildlife in the area if you have small children or pets.
  2. Inquire about parking. Is there a garage or car port to protect your vehicle from the elements? Or, is it street parking? Are spaces reserved or first come first serve? Find out if parking is an additional cost. Once you know how parking is handled, make a mental note of the furthest potential distance between your car and your potential home. Is it a long way, and does it include stairs or an elevator? You’ll be making the walk on a daily basis so give it thought.  If it’s the dead of winter or your carrying eight bags of groceries, two blocks will feel like a mile and stairs will feel like a form of punishment.
  3. Before visiting properties, make a list of large items you own so can determine if they will fit. Places often seem bigger or smaller than they really are. Once you know, you can plan to sell anything that won’t fit before you move so that you don’t have to move it.
  4. Determine home improvement changes you may want to make so you can ask if they are allowed. A lot of landlords these days are totally open to cosmetic changes such as flooring, paint, and fixtures as long as you pay for them and get permission first. Some landlords will even deduct the cost from the rent in exchange for you coordinating the upgrade. If you decide to paint, schedule a time prior to your move-in to do so. It is far easier to paint an empty room! To get the most out of your investment, choose upgrades that are easily removed and transported to your next home. For example, light fixtures, bathroom hardware, and temporary flooring.

Next read guidelines #9-12.  Leave us a comment telling us the most awesome rental fix-up idea you ever used to improve your space!

Retro Rug Color Trends

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Area Rugs, Carpet

When speaking of the word “retro” in decors it is used to describe design styles of the 50’s, the 60’s, and the 70’s eras. This includes mid-century modern design, anything before that is considered vintage. The retro decorating style is usually considered as fun and lively. It utilizes bold colors with wild designs and lots of texture. There is nothing casual about the retro style of decorating. It is bold, loud, busy and of course, funky.

The retro floor décors available now do not dissapoint. When going for a retro rug, color is one of the main factors that need to be considered. Actually, avocado green is the most popular retro color. Mustard yellow and mixes of red, orange, kiwi, black and white are also favorite choices. Designs include shag rugs in solid bold color and other textured rugs in designs incorporating circles, squares, waves and big florals.

Oriental Weavers is one of the main manufacturers of retro style rugs we carry at Century Tile. Their Andy Warhol collection incorporates many of the style icon’s design and color choices used in his paintings and prints including red, avocado green, navy and mustard yellow in abstract geometric shapes.

Any of our retro rugs would look terrific on a black and white ceramic tile floor or wood plank floor in a dark finish. No matter which retro rug and floor combination you choose. Retro rugs make a statement – they reveal your bold personality in the most stylish way.