This season is busy with new projects. Sometimes, in recent past, I’m involved in one or two major apartment renovations at a time (think: ripping out entire floors and building new walls). Maybe with the changing of the seasons, the current real estate market or the success in my mission that we can all love where(ver) we live, I have a current crop of clients—who are renters—looking to inject some much-needed style and substance into a space they do not own. After all, living in New York, renting an apartment or owning, is an American Dream. Make it your own.

There is a visceral pleasure to return to simple, direct and instant gratification “fixes” presented by the limitations in renting. While demo-ing bathrooms, adding stairs, or changing an entire floor plans will give a space major upgrades in its feel and utility, here is an important reminder that the power of smaller updates to totally transform a space is real. You do not need to own your space in order to live well in it.

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