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Easy Upgrades for Your Apartment Home
Photo courtesy of Camden Greenville
Photo courtesy of Camden Greenville
Amanda Black
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

Apartment living provides a lot of flexibility, even when it comes to upgrading your space. These easy home improvements require minimal time and investment, and you can do them yourself to make a big impact.

Always check with your office team to be sure you’re sticking to your lease contract or any community-specific requirements. Be sure to keep any hardware or items that are original to the apartment because you will need to replace these when you decide to move. Don’t hesitate to your ask your maintenance team for help!

Shower Head

A good shower head can not only improve your water pressure, but it can help with cleaning your shower/bathtub or even your dog. (Unless you have an on-site Paw Spa!) There are plenty of options including high-pressure, dual, filtered, or handheld.

Bathroom with decorative tile glass enclosed shower and double sink vanity

Photo courtesy of Camden Hillcrest

  • Investment: $20+ depending on the style

  • Time Required: 20-30 minutes

  • Pro Tip: An adjustable wrench and plumber’s tape are helpful tools. Be sure to choose a shower head that only requires the head itself to be replaced. Any additional changes to the hardware are not recommended.

  • Where to Purchase: Amazon, Lowe’s, Home Depot

Soft-Close Toilet Seat

Once you go soft-close, you’ll never go back. No more slamming toilet seats or lids!

Bathroom with garden tub and linen pantry at Camden Brickell Apartments in Miami, FL.

Photo courtesy of Camden Brickell

  • Investment: $30-50

  • Time Required: 20-30 minutes

  • Pro Tip: Always measure your current seat before purchasing a new one and check if yours is round or elongated. You’ll likely need a screwdriver for this project.

  • Where to Purchase: Amazon, Lowe’s, Home Depot

Under-Cabinet Lighting

Stick-on lights are great for any location where you want a little extra sparkle. Adding lights under your cabinets can really elevate your kitchen experience.

Kitchen with wrap-around white quartz countertops, espresso cabinets with open shelving and frosted doors, mosaic-tile backsplash and a large undermount sink.

Photo courtesy of Camden Victory Park

  • Investment: $5+

  • Time Required: 5-10 minutes

  • Pro Tip: Choose an easily removable adhesive option.

  • Where to Purchase: Dollar Tree, Target, Amazon

Still have more questions about home improvements? Get answers and ideas for modifying your apartment home here.

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