Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Whether you’re a landlord and own a rental house in Bridgeport, CT, or are a first-time renter leasing an apartment in San Francisco, CA, you may be looking for ways to make your place feel like home. While adding paint to the walls or planting plants in the backyard are a great way to start, installing turf is a unique way to give your property some added flair to make it feel beautiful, elevated, and functional. As you begin to set up the foundations of your new home, be sure to check out these seven reversible turf ideas that are sure to make your space pop.

A turfed lawn

Turf tips for landlords

1. Surround your pool with turf lining 

If you live in a warmer city like Anaheim, CA or Austin, TX, and have a pool on your property, consider installing turf around the border of your pool or in between surrounding tiles. This will not only provide comfort for your renters but also elevate the look and feel of your space without breaking the bank and having to worry about upkeep.

2. Install a putting green

Putting greens are a unique amenities that are often hard to find in a rental space. Depending on the size, installing a putting green can cost anywhere from $1,800-$4,300 dollars, but may be worth the investment to make your property stand out from the competition, especially if golf is a popular sport in your area. Whether installed in a backyard or a small outdoor space, a putting green is sure to be an amenity potential renters didn’t know they wanted.

A turf putting green

Turf tips for renters 

3. Build the perfect lounge, workout, or social space 

If your apartment has a private patio or terrace, you may be looking for ways to create a multipurpose area that can be used for different activities such as lounging, working out, or spending time with friends. Adding turf to your space is a simple, yet cost-effective way to make your space more versatile while keeping the floor underneath clean. To really spruce up your outdoor living space consider solar-powered string lights, outdoor furniture, and potted plants to compliment the turf.

4. Designate a pet space for your furry friend

If you live in a city like New York, NY or Chicago, IL where patios and balconies are more common than patios and outdoor spaces, dedicate a small space to your furry friend. Simply laying down a patch of animal-friendly turf is a great way to provide comfort for your pet as they spend some time outdoors. 

5. Make a statement with a turf wall

Whether outdoors or indoors, a vertical turf wall is a statement piece that can provide you with some privacy. If placed outside, it can be as simple as constructing a wall out of PVC pipes, mesh wiring, and wheels, and using zip ties to hang turf squares to create a wall along the perimeter of your patio. 

If you prefer to use turf as a statement wall inside your house, simply use renter-friendly sticky tape to hang turf along one of your walls. This can serve as a place for photo opportunities or a focal point of your apartment.

A turfed patio

6. Get trendy-chic turf furniture 

Turf furniture is a trendy new fad that can elevate a space without overwhelming it. Whether a lounge chair, ottoman, or table, turf furniture is sure to be the highlight of your patio.

7. Create a first impression with a turf doormat

Even the most minor details can make a big first impression so consider inviting your guests in with a turf doormat. Not only will this allow you to keep your apartment clean, but it will make your apartment stand out amongst the rest.

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