Those who live in a rented apartment have probably asked themselves: is it worth investing money and time in the renovation of a rented property? Can I move the property without notifying the owner? Is it possible to make the house more cozy without spending a lot and without breaking?
For all questions, the truth is that the lessee has the right to seek improvements so that the space provides comfort and coziness. And thanks to innovations in the building materials market, it is possible to improve the house without major renovations.
Next, check out 4 tips for valuable, practical solutions that do not change the structure of the property, suggested by Cascola, a brand of the Henkel group, which operates in the areas of adhesives, sealants and surface treatment.
1 – Swap the perforations for the fixation by stickers
To make holes in the walls, it is necessary to know the electrical and hydraulic power networks of the residence and, thus, avoid damage to pipes, tubes, wiring and connections. Microholes in pipes can trigger an infiltration process in the internal structure, which can cause great damage to the property and the pocket.
Fixing with adhesives eliminates this concern and also allows the use of walls with internal pipes for the installation of parts, expanding the decoration proposals. The market offers adhesive solutions that promote the fixing of different types of materials in a practical, clean and risk-free way.
“Adhesive performance is superior because the material is glued to all sides and bases of the object, evenly distributing the weight of the material, while the perforation method concentrates the force in one or a few points”, explains Vitor Cybis, Manager of Marketing at Cascala.
There are specific products, including for fixing interiors that eliminate the need for nails or screws, with immediate grip in fixing baseboards, paintings, decorative pieces, tiles, among others.
2 – Invest in drywall for ceilings
They are malleable and very resistant boards. For those who live on rent and think of revamping the space preserving the original structure and without spending too much, the plasterboard, or drywallit is easy to install and remove, and provides a very sophisticated setting to a room, for example, creating crown moldings or corridors with lighting made with light strips or LED strips.
Mounting adhesives allow the joining of the boards without dirt and with high performance and resistance.
3 – Change the configuration of the property with partitions
Knocking down or erecting a wall doesn’t just depend on the landlord’s consent. This type of change needs to respect the structure of the condominium. After all, certain walls can have a direct connection with the support of the property.
Trends in room decorations, partitions redefine space without the need for breakage. Cobogó, stone or metal partitions are found in different sizes and delimit spaces giving luxury and lightness to the environment.
“These materials have lower costs compared to creating a new wall, are easy to install with adhesive solutions and can be removed at the end of the contract without damage to the structure of the property”, added the Cascola professional.
4 – Repair leaks without changing structures
It is common to happen that, after the shower, the floor outside the shower has wet patches. A practical and economical solution to stop this leak is to use products with a good seal at the problem site.
Often, water runoff occurs due to wear or lack of silicone applied between the box and the base. Seals made with acrylic silicone are widely used because silicone has a high power of molding itself to the applied spaces. And, after filling, the substance hardens, forming a waterproofing barrier.