What Amazing Perks Do You Have as a Renter?

Reader Survey

I've been weighing the pros and cons about renting versus owning lately. Is it better to be able to renovate in my own style or to never have to mow the lawn? Is it preferable to be able to paint the bedroom a deep shade of anything or to remain carefree about when the roof needs to be replaced? I'm curious to hear from all you renters out there: what amazing perks do you have as a renter?

The greatest perks I experience as a renter have to do with home care. Although it isn't realistic to make improvements on the kitchen and bathroom, I never have to shovel snow, mow the lawn, replace the furnace or fix the washing machine. In addition to all of that, I have the run of a large workbench complete with a pegboard in our basement, freedom to garden as much (or as little) of the lawn as I like, and room to work on large projects in the garage.

What are the perks you experience as a renter?

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