Living in a rental home or apartment can complicate customizing your space and home improvement projects. But just because you are renting does not mean you cannot personalize your space with a few renter-friendly DIY projects that will transform your space without jeopardizing your security deposit. 


Some rental agreements may allow you to add a fresh coat of paint depending on lease term agreements. Doing this can instantly transform a space. If painting is not allowed, consider adding temporary wallpaper. Peel and stick wallpaper is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your home. 


Some landlords may allow upgrades to backsplash or paint, which often adds value to the property. Upgrading backsplash is a low-cost DIY project that can be customized in many ways. 

We suggest using the Trim Puller if you opt to replace the backsplash. The Trim Puller is an ideal tool as it is designed to safely remove baseboards, molding, backsplash, decorative panels, and much more. Its integrated wedge provides increased removal efficiency, preventing damage to the backsplash and wall. 

The Trim Puller is available on Amazon, The Home Depot, and Menards.

Peel-and-stick backsplash patterns are also a great renter-friendly option. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns and measure, cut, stick, and press to assemble! Similar to peel-and-stick, vinyl decals also are an easy, inexpensive option. Use scissors or an electronic machine to cut the pattern of your choice down, peel off the backing, and stick—simple!

Replace Cabinet Handles and Knobs

If your cabinets or doors are feeling outdated or not to your liking, changing out the hardware or knobs is a simple way to upgrade your space. But be sure to keep original hardware to put back on before moving out.

Wall Décor

Adding wall décor such as custom paintings, posters, mirrors, or shelving is the easiest and quickest DIY project. Have a Trim Puller or Trim Puller Mini handy if you plan on putting nails in your wall to hang wall décor. The Trim Puller face contains an integrated nail extractor to make the job easier.

For harder-to-reach areas, try using the Zenith Mini Trim Puller! The Trim Puller Mini is the smaller version of the revolutionary Trim Puller. The Mini contains identical features to that of the Trim Puller & fits in tight spaces with great precision.

The Mini Trim Puller is available exclusively online or in-store at Lowes.

Doing these renter-friendly DIY projects in conjunction with the Zenith by Danco tools will make your renter space feel a little more like home.