Since the beginning of time, people have viewed townhomes as an intermediary step between an apartment and a detached home. People commonly think this because oftentimes apartments, and townhomes, in particular, can feel like they lack the “homey” feeling. Today, in The Lakes At West Chester blog, we will be discussing some of our favorite ways to spice up West Chester townhomes and make them feel more home-like.

The Lakes At West Chester is your source of high-quality and comfortable townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio. Because of our investment in townhomes and apartments, we know a thing or two about how to make them feel more like a home. Below, we have compiled a list of our favorite tips and tricks that you can use to spruce up your townhomes in West Chester, Ohio.

Hang Mirrors

When most people think of a mirror they picture it as a tool that is solely used for looking at yourself while you brush your teeth, ensuring that you are ready for the day, but at The Lakes At West Chester, we think differently. A mirror is a tool that can provide two major benefits to your West Chester rental — brighten the room, as well as making it look larger.

Mirrors can be strategically placed on the walls of your West Chester townhomes in an effort to brighten the room. Depending on if your unit faces East/West, North/South, or between the two, a mirror can accurately brighten any room of the house. The trick is that when you hang the mirror you want to hang it on the wall that is most prone to receiving sunlight. One last consideration that you should make before you decide to hang the mirror is if you would rather have a brighter home in the evening or in the morning, subsequently hanging the mirror on the eastern side of the room if you would like morning light and the western if you want evening light.

Mirrors are also an excellent tool to make the rooms in your West Chester rental seem larger. Granted, if you are looking directly into the mirror it will clearly not make the room seem larger, but when you catch the reflection out of the corner of your eye, it will trick your brain into thinking that the room feels larger.

Make An Urban Garden

Depending on the West Chester rental property that you decide to rent, you may or may not have a yard large enough to grow all of your favorite herbs, fruits, and vegetables. If you are interested in building an urban garden, check out the three different types of gardens that we have outlined below.

In-Ground Gardens

In-ground gardens are the most common type of gardens for people that own a property, So if you own one of the townhomes in West Chester, Ohio, this is likely the best option for you. In-ground gardens require no structures to be built and instead only require some tilling and the addition of fertilizer to the soil. Once you have mixed the soil, you can plant any of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that your heart desires.

Raised Bed Gardens

A raised bed garden consists of a wooden structure that sits above the ground and is filled with dirt. Raised garden beds are the perfect gardening technique for someone that is looking for townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio because a raised bed can be transported, and depending on the size of the bed, put on the porch or in the yard. Raised garden beds can be constructed both with or without, a bottom, with the bottomless varieties being more permanent.

Container Gardens

Lastly, we will discuss the container garden, a valuable asset for the West Chester rentals that have little-to-no functional outdoor space. If you are looking for townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio, container gardens are by far the most practical and manageable form of urban gardening. Building a container garden is as simple as buying small containers that you can move with ease and plant your fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Planting them in a small container makes it easy for the plants to be moved from the front porch to the back porch to inside the house with ease.

Get A Large Corner Couch

While you normally would not think to add a large couch to a smaller room, it can actually do two major things — decrease the cluttered look of the room and provides some serious comfort. Any time that you buy a large couch for a moderately sized room in one of the many townhomes in West Chester, Ohio, it is visualized as being in the way, or troublesome, when in reality it can be an excellent addition to a room.

A corner couch, as large as it may be, will hug the wall, staying out of the high traffic areas in the room while also providing an immense amount of comfortable lounging. Additionally, having one large couch versus a small couch and the chairs can declutter a house and give it a more chic look.

Storage, Storage, Storage

One of the easiest ways to make your townhome in West Chester, Ohio feel homier is to have it be clutter free, and what better way to do that than to incorporate excess amounts of storage options in your home. Now, don’t get us wrong, at The Lakes At West Chester, we love shelving units, but there are innovative other ways to store things in your West Chester rentals.

Two of our favorite new innovative storage ideas are devices that you typically wouldn’t think of as a storage receptacle — ottomans and coffee tables. Ottomans are an extremely functional storage solution because they already serve a functional purpose, making it a much better alternative to using additional storage containers. Ottomans are perfect for holding the blankets and other fabrics that would otherwise be cluttering the living room draped over the arm of the couch.

Much like ottomans, new coffee tables can provide some serious dual functionality to your West Chester rentals. Coffee tables are already good for holding drinks, food, remotes, and for kicking your heels back in after a long day at the office, but they can also serve as a storage receptacle. Many new coffee tables feature drawers and tops that open so that you can store the miscellaneous items like the magazines and remotes that once cluttered your living room.

Use Your Best Judgement

As Your source for high-quality townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio, The Lakes At West Chester can’t tell you how to make your townhomes a home, because that is solely up to you. We do hope, however, that you like, or are inspired by, our above suggestions. West Chester is a wonderful community, and a West Chester rental is as wonderful as you make it.

If you are looking for townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio, we urge you to check out our community. At The Lakes at West Chester, we offer both apartments and townhomes that are centrally located between food, entertainment, and local businesses. Stop by today or apply to our west Chester rentals, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions.