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Timing is Everything – When and How to Get the Best Deal on a Dallas Apartment

Timing is Everything – When and How to Get the Best Deal on a Dallas Apartment

 

They say in life, timing is everything. Believe it or not, that concept can be applied to the apartment seeking process. We asked our experts, is there really a “best” time to rent an apartment in Dallas? While there’s technically no magical formula, there are certain factors that can impact the overall outcome. If you’re interested in getting the best apartment for the best possible deal (which we’re sure you are), here are a few expert tips to keep in mind.

 

Busiest Season

Nationally, the majority of apartment seekers list summer as their ideal time to pack up and move. For Dallas apartment seekers, however, spring is more favorable. This is important to know, because it means there is likely to be more competition during the months of March, April and May. Greater demand means fewer choices and lower chances of getting the best deal. Furthermore, moving costs also fluctuate accordingly. If you’ve got flexibility, choosing another, less popular season may net you better results.

 

Lowest Rents

According to a recent study by RentHop, the “slow season” for Dallas rental properties tends to be between November and February. That same survey revealed that rental rates during this slow season tend to dip anywhere from 2.6% to 3.2%. For a one-bedroom apartment averaging $1100 a month, signing a lease during the slower season could net a savings of $29 – $35 a month. That may not seem like much, but it adds up to an approximate annual savings of $350 – $420. That’s certainly nothing to sneeze at.

 

Best Time to Look

If you’re able to move when competition is lower, you’ll want to give yourself enough time to start looking for an apartment – ideally, we recommend a timeframe of 60-90 days. So, if you’re targeting a move-in date of February 1st, then you should begin your apartment search in November or December. By allowing yourself plenty of time to look for a new place, you’ll be in a better position to be able to negotiate the best rent rate and find deals on moving companies, if applicable. Leaving things until the last minute is never good for the budget.

 

Other Perks

Because it’s more challenging for landlords and property managers to find quality tenants during the slow season (even with the help of a Dallas apartment locator service), they’ll often extend incentives, like gift cards or a free month’s rent. This is often on top of the lower rent rate, so it provides a second opportunity to save. Keep in mind, though, that these incentives typically only apply to new renters, so don’t expect the same fanfare when you renew your lease a year or two from now.

Are you in the market for a new Dallas apartment? Now’s the time to get the ball rolling, if you haven’t already. Our expert apartment locators can match you with the perfect place and help you get the best deal for your dollar. And it won’t cost you a penny to work with us! Act fast – before peak season starts. Get in touch today!

February 17, 2020 / by / in ,
Myth Busters: 5 Common Misconceptions About Apartment Locators

 

Myth Busters: 5 Common Misconceptions About Apartment Locators

When people hear about what we do here at Dallas Apartment Locators, they often shy away, feeling as though our service is too good to be true. In reality, there are a lot of similar myths and misconceptions that prevent people from taking advantage of a service that can truly help them find the perfect place. We’d like to set the record straight once and for all. Here are five of the most common mistruths about apartment locators and the reality behind them.

 

Myth: There’s got to be some sort of catch.

Perhaps the biggest misconception about apartment locators is that somehow we’ve got something up our sleeves. Prospective clients wonder if they’re going to end up having to pay some sort of hidden fee or extra charge once they’ve been matched with a property. This is simply not true. Our service is 100% free for apartment hunters. We make money from property managers or owners who pay us to find them good tenants.

 

Myth: Apartment locators don’t have my best interest in mind.

While it’s true that we are compensated by the managers and building owners, that doesn’t mean we only work for them. In fact, the opposite is true. Our main goal is to take care of our clients, regardless of who’s actually paying us. After all, it’s our reputation that’s on the line. At the end of the day, we’re not happy until both sides are satisfied with the outcome.

 

Myth: I can find the same properties on my own.

Some of them? Sure. But one of the major benefits of working with an apartment locator is the fact that we have the inside scoop. Because we have connections in the industry, we know about some pretty sweet properties that are available but haven’t yet been listed. We’re talking about some of the nicest Dallas apartments on the market. And you may never find out about them unless you’ve got an in.

 

Myth: I’ll pay a higher rent if I use a locator service.

Again, our compensation model is simple. Apartment owners and managers pay us to find them high-quality tenants to fill their vacant properties. That’s it. We don’t get kickbacks and the property owners/managers don’t magically charge a premium just because the tenant came from us. In fact, we may even be able to help you negotiate a better rent. So, don’t believe the hype.

 

Myth: Apartment locators just work from automated lists.

The fifth and final myth we’d like to dispel is that our service is cookie cutter. While this may be true for some of our competitors, at Dallas Apartment Locators, we pride ourselves on our personalized service. We’ll work with you to understand your unique needs and preferences, and then match you with properties that meet that criteria. If we don’t get it right the first time, we’ll adjust our sails and keep trying until we do. Getting you into a home you love is our highest priority.

 

The best way to determine what an apartment locator service can do for you and overcome any misconceptions you may have is to try it for yourself. What do you have to lose? Start your search today.

February 7, 2020 / by / in
Ultimate Guide of Must-Ask Questions When Touring an Apartment

Ultimate Guide of Must-Ask Questions When Touring an Apartment

New to the Dallas apartment scene? Deciding on a new place to live can be overwhelming – especially when you’re faced with signing a long-term lease. It can be helpful to know what questions to ask going in, before you make a decision, so you don’t end up locked into a contract you’re unhappy with. Luckily, our decades of experience as Dallas apartment locators have taught us exactly what things to look for and ask when touring an apartment. Here are a few of the main questions we recommend asking the landlord or property manager when considering an apartment.

 

Money Matters

  • How much is the rent?
  • Is there an application fee?
  • How much is the security deposit? Is it refundable?
  • Will I be required to obtain renters insurance?
  • Which, if any, utilities are included in my rent (i.e. water, gas, cable, trash, etc.)?
  • What other, if any, additional deposits, fees, or charges should I be aware of (i.e. pet deposit, usage fee for fitness center, etc.)
  • How long is the lease?
  • What happens if I need to break the lease?
  • Is rent negotiable?
  • Are there currently any special offers or discounts available on the apartment?

 

Daily Living

  • Are pets allowed?
  • Is there a guest policy and, if so, what does it entail?
  • What, if any, changes will I be allowed to make to the inside of the apartment (i.e. painting walls, hanging photos, replacing light fixtures, etc.)?
  • Are window treatments included?
  • Can I add a roommate after the fact?
  • Is smoking allowed in the building or on the premises?
  • Who should I call if I have any issues?

 

Logistics

  • How and when can I access the facilities (i.e. pool, fitness center, laundry room, etc.)?
  • Is there parking available and, if so, is there a fee or permit required?
  • Where is the nearest public transit?
  • Is 24-hour emergency maintenance available and, if so, how are requests made?
  • What security measures — including fire and carbon monoxide detectors — are deployed throughout the building/complex?

 

In addition to these basic questions, you may have specific questions that relate to your own personal needs or preferences. We strongly recommend writing a list of these questions so you don’t forget anything. The nice thing about working with an apartment locater service like ours is that most, if not all of these questions can be answered up front by our team. This will save you time and aggravation.

 

Finding the perfect Dallas apartment isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Don’t leave anything to chance. Asking the right questions will allow you to make a much more informed decision and avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road.

 

Ready to take the plunge and start your Dallas apartment search? Our experts can answer all your questions and match you with the perfect place. Get in touch today! 

December 27, 2019 / by / in ,
I’m Outta Here – Dallas Apartment Move Out Checklist

I’m Outta Here – Dallas Apartment Move Out Checklist

 

As seasoned Dallas apartment locators, we’ve worked with hundreds of individuals and families who were in a transition period in their lives. Moving from one place t o another can be an exciting milestone. But the actual process of relocating can be incredibly stressful.

One thing we always recommend is to create and use a checklist. That way you won’t end up dropping the ball on anything important and possibly risk losing your security deposit. To make things easier, we’ve put together a template for you to use. Check it out below.

 

2 Months Prior

  • Sort and purge. Go through your apartment and get rid of anything you don’t need or want anymore. The less stuff you have to move, the better.
  • Schedule a mover. If you plan on using a moving company, the earlier you research and choose one, the better.
  • Create a moving binder to help you keep track of everything.
  • Give formal notice to your landlord. (Be sure to double check your lease for the specifics. Most require a minimum of 60 days, but others are longer, so be aware.)

 

6 Weeks Prior

  • Order your moving supplies (boxes, bubble wrap, tape, etc.). Don’t forget specialty containers, such as those needed to move fragile items.
  • Take measurements and make plans. Will your larger item be able to fit in your new place? If not, it’s time to come up with plan B.
  • Start organizing your stuff so it’ll be easier to pack.

 

1 Month Prior

  • Begin packing. Remember to label all of your boxes so you’ll know what goes where when it arrives at your new place.
  • Do a change of address.
  • Notify appropriate parties. Think utilities, credit card companies, banks, magazine subscriptions, your employer’s HR department, etc.

 

2 Weeks Prior

  • Arrange to take the day off from work.
  • Contact the moving company to confirm the details, such as the time the movers should arrive, approximately how much stuff they’ll be moving, etc.
  • Finish packing, if you haven’t already, leaving out just the essentials and a box to put those things in on the day of the move.

 

1 Week Prior

  • Clean! Remember – in order to get your security deposit back, you’ll need to return the apartment in the same condition it was when you rented it. If you need to, hire a professional cleaning service.
  • Arrange a date and time with your landlord to do the walkthrough and turn over your keys.
  • Plan for payment. If you’ve hired a moving company, you’ll need to pay them the balance of what’s owed on the day of the move, so plan ahead. And don’t forget to grab a little extra cash for a tip.

 

This list should help you get all your ducks in a row for a smooth, stress-free move. Feel free to print it out and add anything else you’d like.

Not quite ready to make the move, but curious to know what’s out there? We can match you with the perfect place to put this checklist to good use. Get in touch today!

November 27, 2019 / by / in
Are Apartment Locator Services a Scam?

Are Apartment Locator Services a Scam?

One common question we get at Dallas Apartment Locators is whether or not our service is legit. It’s understandable. The idea of someone doing all the work in finding you the perfect Dallas apartment and not charging you a single penny can seem a bit too good to be true. But that’s how it works – and it IS legit. That being said, there are companies out there offering similar services to ours, but that aren’t operating on the up-and-up. To avoid becoming a victim, here are a few red flags to watch for.

 

Asking for a fee.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand how our business model works. Rather than charge a fee to our clients, we’re simply compensated by property owners who rely on us to find them high quality tenants. In that scenario, everybody wins. Some apartment hunters operate differently, however, charging the prospective tenant. While this isn’t necessarily a scam, it’s obviously in your best interest financially to go with a business model like ours.

 

Rent WAY below market price.

One scenario that IS too good to be true is someone offering you a beautiful, modern apartment at a rent that’s way lower than other similar properties. Don’t get us wrong – as an apartment locator service, it’s our job to find you the best possible price, and sometimes we are even able to negotiate a lower rate. But at the end of the day, it’s the landlord that sets the rates, and if a location company presents you with what seems like the deal of a lifetime, proceed with caution.

 

Requests to wire money.

Someone who is posing as an apartment hunter might tell an unsuspecting tenant that the landlord is asking for a deposit to be wired, usually via a transfer service like Western Union or MoneyGram. This is not something a legitimate apartment locator or landlord would ask for. If someone requests this, don’t just walk away. Run.

 

Applying a ton of pressure.

Scammers want to get their hands on your money as quickly and efficiently as possible. As such, they’re more likely to rush you or make you feel like you have to commit to something immediately or risk missing out. While it’s certainly true that you may need to act fast when a property has a lot of interest, you should never feel like you’re being pressured or forced into anything.

 

Sight unseen.

Another popular scam involves convincing a prospective tenant that they should put a deposit down on an apartment that they’ve not been able to see yet. While this may be the case for someone who is relocating from out of state, if you’re local and you’re getting pushback on scheduling a showing, it might be a red flag. You should always be allowed to tour the property before ever signing a lease or turning over any money.

Working with an apartment locator can be a smart move, but only if you’re careful about which company you choose. Still feeling uneasy? Check out our 5-star reviews from real customers here, or better yet – contact us at (214) 999-1161 and let’s chat!

November 13, 2019 / by / in
5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate in Dallas

Getting a roommate can help defray some of the costs of living, which may enable you to find a Dallas apartment that’s either bigger, has more amenities, is located in a nicer neighborhood, etc. But sharing your living space with someone else can also be challenging. To avoid uncomfortable or unpleasant situations down the road, you want to be careful about who you select – especially if you’re entering into a long-term lease situation. Here are a few of the best ways to find the perfect roomie.

Know what you’re “looking for” before you start looking.

Before you begin the process, it’s good to have an idea of what you’d like to get out of the arrangement. Are you looking for someone to hang out and party with? Or, would you prefer someone who just pays the rent and otherwise keeps to themselves? Do you want a roommate who shares the same interests as you, or does that not matter? Envision your ideal living situation and then go from there. This will give you a better picture of who you’d consider and help you narrow down your choices.

Look for a match in other key areas.

If you’re the type who prefers a quiet night with a good book or turning in early, a roommate who is prone to party into the wee hours every weekend obviously won’t be a good fit. Are you a neat freak? Make sure the other person isn’t a slob. Likewise, work or school schedules should also be taken into consideration. For instance, if you like more alone time, you may prefer a roommate who has a schedule that’s opposite of yours. If you’re looking for more socialization, coinciding schedules make more sense.

Make sure they can afford it.

Another critical factor in choosing someone to share your Dallas apartment is their ability to pay their share of the living expenses. Your best friend from college may seem like the perfect roomie, but if he or she doesn’t have a decent job or is irresponsible with money, getting on a lease together may not be the best idea in the long run. Choose a roommate with a steady income who is capable of paying the rent and whatever other bills you’ll be splitting.

Know where to look.

Once you’ve got a clear picture of your ideal roommate, it’s time to start the search. There are lots of different avenues you can take, whether you’ve already got a place or you’re starting from scratch. We recommend starting with your own personal network. Ask friends, family and colleagues if they know of anyone who is looking. From there, the internet has a number of resources as well. For instance, you can try Craigslist or one of the more formal listing sites, like Roommates.com or Roomiematch.

Ask the right questions.

When those calls and emails start coming in, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Consider setting up some time to chat with each potential roomie to see whether you’d both be a good match. Make sure you ask the right questions upfront, like whether they have a good job and decent credit rating, what their work schedule is, whether they smoke or drink, how frequently they like to host guests, etc. (Here’s a list of more roommate interview questions you might find helpful.) It may seem a bit uncomfortable, but it can save you both a lot of trouble in the long run.

Sharing your Dallas apartment with someone can be a great experience, but if you’re not careful, it could also turn out to be a disaster. By following the five tips above and doing your due diligence, you’ll set yourself up for a long and peaceful living situation.

Found a great roommate but still need a place to stay? Get in touch! We’d be happy to help you find the perfect Dallas apartment for your needs!

September 2, 2019 / by / in , ,
Dallas Apartment Locators Announce New Website Launch

Online PR News – 21-June-2019 – Dallas, TX – Dallas, TX – June 21, 2019 – Dallas Apartment Locators, leading provider of luxury apartment location assistance services, announced today the launch of its newly designed website at www.dallasapartmentlocators.co. The completely revamped site now offers quick and easy access to help those interested in renting an apartment in the Dallas area find their ideal place. 

The updated website features a modern, streamlined design, optimal functionality and efficient access to the information apartment seekers need. Visitors can learn more about the various neighborhoods located in and around the Dallas, TX area and use convenient dropdown menus to search available properties by such features as location, number of bedrooms, price range and more. The site also makes it easy for visitors to get in touch with and receive free, hands-on assistance from one of the company’s expert agents. 

In addition to apartment location services, the revitalized Dallas Apartment Locators website offers a number of valuable, free resources, including an up-to-date blog, a comprehensive relocation assistance page, an FAQ section and more.

“At Dallas Apartment Locators, our goal is to provide our clients with better service and support than they can get anywhere else,” comments founding partner Andrew Mancuso. “Our new website reinforces this goal by providing apartment seekers with a one-stop-shop for everything they need to make the process fast, easy and headache-free.” 
The new website will be updated on a regular basis with news, updates and other essential information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and get in touch with the Dallas Apartment Locators’ team to take advantage of their free service. 
About Dallas Apartment Locators

The Dallas Apartment Locators team has over 15 years of combined real estate experience in Dallas, Texas, providing hands-on luxury apartment location services and relocation assistance. By answering a simple questionnaire that includes price range, number of bedrooms, desired entertainment and amenities, etc., clients receive an extensive list of places that match their lifestyle and budgetary requirements. The company is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

For more information, please visit https://dallasapartmentlocators.co/ or call 214-999-1161.

June 21, 2019 / by / in
The Dallas Apartment Guide: What to Look for Before You Lease

Whether it’s your first foray into living alone or your latest attempt to find a leased apartment that feels just like home, there’s always a sense of excitement that comes with choosing a Dallas apartment to rent. However, as with any kind of decision that involves signing legally binding agreements and spending money, you need to be absolutely sure of what you’re getting yourself into before you sign that dotted line.

Here are some important questions to ask yourself before you sign that lease:

1) Can I afford it?

This is obviously the first question that will pop up in your head, and rightly so. And we’re not just talking about upfront costs here — you also need to consider if leasing that apartment is a sustainable arrangement for you for the duration of your planned stay. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if you have a stable job, for example, so you have to consider your sources of income and calculate if you can really afford to pay the rent consistently.

2) Is the apartment located in an easily accessible area?

Not everyone can enjoy the luxury of having a car, but everyone certainly needs to get around the city. When you’re looking for an apartment to lease, make sure that you manage to figure out how long it will take you to get to your place of employment, especially if you don’t have a vehicle of your own.

3) Are all the amenities in the building/in my preferred apartment in good, working condition?

One of the worst things that can happen to you when you sign a lease without thoroughly checking your apartment is to suddenly realize that you’d have to spend a fortune on repairs and restoration.Make sure to inspect everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, inside your soon-to-be-leased apartment. Check if the water’s working, if there are holes in the wall or ceiling, if all the electrical sockets are working, if any windows are broken, and so on. Don’t be afraid to be thorough — after all, you ARE signing up for something long-term, and once you affix your signature on your contract, that apartment becomes your responsibility.

4) Do I completely understand the rules and regulations of this place?

As negative as it may sound, always consider the worst-case scenario. What if an emergency happens, and you need to call for professional assistance? Is someone there available who can help you out, or are you basically on your own when things go awry? Make sure that there are handymen or repairmen whom you can call in case something suddenly breaks in your apartment. It also falls upon your shoulders to familiarize yourself with the ups, downs, ins, and outs of your lease contract. If there’s anything there that you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask!

5) Is the general atmosphere happy and positive?

You may think that this is not so important, but you would be terribly mistaken. You wouldn’t want to live in a place with no decent lighting — imagine waking up each day and not catching any sunshine! — or one that’s full of noisy neighbors. It doesn’t hurt to consider if your satisfaction in finding an apartment to lease will translate into happiness when you’re actually living in it.

In search of the perfect living space for you to lease in the Uptown Dallas area? Discover all of the best options you can find and make an informed choice. Our Apartment Locator service can help you find just the apartment you’ve been looking for.

October 6, 2017 / by / in ,
Moving 101: Seven Things You Need to Do Before Leaving Your Dallas Rental

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Congrats…you’ve found the
Dallas apartment of your dreams. You’re moving up in the world, and in the process, will be leaving your old Dallas rental property behind. Preparing as much as possible in advance and knowing what to expect ahead of time can help improve your chances of getting your security deposit back and also facilitate a smooth and uneventful transition from one place to another. That being said, here are 7 things to add to your moving to-do list.

Get yourself organized. Before you find yourself buried in boxes and running out of precious time, make a point to get organized about the moving process. Create a checklist of everything you need to do in your current Dallas rental in order to get out on time and without incident, as well as what will need to be taken care of in the interim, such as packing and switching over utilities.

Go over your lease. Not all Dallas apartments are created equal. One property manager might be fine with a 30 day notice in writing, while others might require longer lead-time. Another lease might mandate that certain things are restored to how they were prior to your tenancy, such as paint color. Getting your hard-earned security deposit back depends on sticking to the legally binding document you signed, so understand ahead of time what’s expected of you and what your rights are.

Get your clean on. At the very least, you’ll need to make sure your current Dallas apartment is clean as a whistle before moving that last box out the door and handing over the keys. Allow yourself adequate time following the physical move to go back and conduct a thorough cleaning. If there are any repairs that need to be made, such as patching holes where pictures were hung, put those on your list as well.

Move everything out. Most rental properties – Dallas apartments included – require that every single piece of property you own be removed from the premises no later than the final day of your tenancy. That includes cleaning supplies, trash and anything else you may no longer need. Depending on what your lease requires, if you leave anything behind, you could be on the hook for additional rent or other ancillary fees, so don’t take any chances.

Take pictures. Once your soon-to-be-former Dallas rental is all cleaned out and ready to go for the next tenant, take a few moments to snap some photos (and make sure they can be date verified). These may come in handy should your former landlord try to claim any portion of your security deposit due to the way the place was left. Pictures of a clean unit with no damages (or pre-existing ones that can be proven) could save you in court.

Schedule and stick to a walk-through. Before you drop those keys off to your former landlord or property manager, make sure you’re both on the same page as far as the state of the Dallas rental unit you’re relinquishing. This will provide you the opportunity to demonstrate how clean and in-good-order the apartment is and also go over any questions or concerns you or the other party may have.

Provide a forwarding address. Before you get settled into your brand-spanking new Dallas apartment, the last step should be providing your previous landlord with your new address. This is critical because he or she will need it to mail you your deposit.

Itching to leave your current Dallas rental but can’t seem to find the perfect apartment for your needs? Give Dallas Apartment Locators a call. We can help find you the ideal new residence.

October 12, 2016 / by / in
Lighten Up! 7 Creative Ways to Add More Natural Light to Your Dallas Apartment

Lighten Up! 7 Creative Ways to Add More Natural Light to Your Dallas Apartment

Congratulations! You’ve found the Dallas apartment of your dreams! It’s ideally located near everything you enjoy and need. It’s got lots of awesome perks and amenities. Maybe it’s even pet friendly. The only downside is that the lighting inside is awful. Does that mean you’re doomed to live a dim existence, or will be forced to move out of your beloved home? Not necessarily. In fact, there are plenty of creative ways you can capture more light for your rental space naturally and without having to spend a lot of money.

Maximize the incoming light you have.

Obviously most Dallas apartments have at least some windows, so you can leverage this to increase the light coming into your space. Even smaller windows can be optimized to capture as much light as possible. For best results, leave as much of your windows exposed as possible. Avoid things like darkening blinds, shades or curtains and instead opt for window treatments that allow you to control the amount of light you’re letting in while also providing for your privacy.

Lighten up your walls.

Believe it or not, the very color of your interior walls can have an impact on how bright your rental space is. If the rooms of your Dallas apartment happen to feature more dark paint than light, check your lease or contact your landlord to find out if you are allowed to change them to lighter, brighter colors. Think white walls are boring? Not if you use the right accessories to help give your rooms more life and personality. Another helpful trick – particularly for smaller rooms – is to paint the walls and the ceiling with the same sheen. This can give the room a much bigger, more open and brighter feel.

Decorate with mirrors.

Hanging mirrors on your walls can really open up a room. And because of their reflective nature, these accessories are also great for capturing and dispersing more light. And this tactic doesn’t have to be reserved only for wall mirrors. To the contrary, the more shiny surfaces and objects you incorporate into your décor, the lighter and brighter your rooms will become. Be creative and think outside the box. Try glass or mirrored chandeliers, lamps, shiny door knobs, silver or mirrored photo frames – the possibilities are endless!

Cover dark floors with lighter materials.

A lot of the beautiful apartments for rent in Dallas feature sleek and modern design which, in many cases, includes dark wood, tile or other flooring material. This may look sharp to the eye, but it can also make a room appear smaller and much darker. A quick and easy solution is to use light colored throw rugs that add more color and contrast to the space. Combining this with lighter walls and mirrors can really transform the look and feel of an otherwise dark room.

Use accessories that have a metallic finish.

Along with mirrors, there are plenty of decorative options that help reflect light and brighten the space. Try incorporating accessories with metallic properties, such as wall hangings, hardware, even furniture and other textiles – anything with a shiny or reflective texture will help. These things, like mirrors, help to bounce light around the room and will give the appearance that your Dallas apartment is much brighter than it actually is.

Switch to glass doors.

Many apartments in Dallas are large enough that they feature several interior doors to separate the rooms within. A great way to open things up and create the appearance of a larger, lighter space is to switch out solid doors with those that contain glass. You can still have privacy by using frosted glass, which is opaque enough that your roommates or guests can’t see in, but transparent enough to still let in plenty of light from each side.

Get creative with your lighting.

One common mistake many renters make is simply relying on the basic types of lighting available to them. Getting creative and changing things up can really make a huge difference in how bright your rental space can become. And the good news is, you don’t have to hire an electrician or make any major changes to your Dallas apartment either. It’s really just a matter of incorporating light sources that offer different angles and other perspectives. For example, instead of only using table lamps, try incorporating a floor lamp that projects light upwards or wall sconces that can be plugged into nearby outlets.

Good lighting isn’t always a prerequisite when considering which Dallas apartments for rent would be the best fit, but it’s still pretty important. The great news is, even if the apartment you fall in love with isn’t as bright as you’d hoped, there are plenty of options to improve it – and most of which don’t require a huge investment of time or money. Just be sure to always check with your landlord prior to making any significant changes and to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

September 28, 2016 / by / in , ,