Cover Up Your Apartment's Worn Floors and Walls

Cover up your undesirable floors with carpet tiles
Cover up your undesirable floors with carpet tiles

During an apartment hunt, many of us have encountered the "too-good-to-be-true" scenario of the perfect apartment. It's in a prime location, the price is within your budget, it's even big enough. As you're about to ask where to sign, the dream comes crashing down. Did you just see '70s-hued linoleum in the kitchen?

Rentals, by the nature of changing hands and having neglectful landlords, are quite often susceptible to the most egregious cosmetic flaws. But that shouldn't necessarily deter you from renting. From linoleum floors to warped walls to musty shag carpeting, there are some easy, cost-effective and reversible ways to fix what you deem atrocious.