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Beacon Hill Apartment - Before + After

Beacon Hill Apartment - Before + After

I've worked on some pretty amazing spaces but this one in particular holds a special spot for me. My client, a young professional living in a rental in the most charming area of Boston - Beacon Hill. Let me just repeat, her apartment is a rental. 

When people rent they often feel as though there's "no point in making it their own" or that their options to improve the space are "limited". I am writing this post for all of you people who think these things. WHY on earth live anywhere that you're not going to make your own in at least a few small ways, regardless of the circumstances? Whether you have little space, live in a rental, have messy kids (they're all messy!), there are ways to improve your home and ultimately make the space one that is true to YOU without needing to do anything too ground breaking. 

Ikea Kallax Hack

Ikea Kallax Hack

I have to admit, I'm not the most crafty person. If it involves paint, spray paint, some light sanding, stain or just replacing existing parts for new, prettier parts then I am all in! But I am definitely not about to go build a wall of built-ins. That may or may not be because we don't have a proper workspace like a garage, to prep materials though. So who knows maybe my crafting skills will beef up when we have the space to really build and get our hands dirty. We'll see!