Author(s): Joanna Thornhill
More people are renting now than ever before, but the rental market remains surprisingly unflexible, with many tenants banned from making even the simplest alterations, such as hanging a picture or painting a wall. Even those who have managed to take that first leap onto the property ladder often find themselves with no cash left to renovate, so their first home is just a short stop-gap to their "forever home"; they resort to a renter's mindset, unwilling and unable to invest vast sums in the fabric of their property and instead "making do" with quick fixes. Home for Now provides a blend of both inspirational and practical advice, showing how canny tenants have transformed their stepping-stone abodes into stylish spaces. Organized by area of the house--Living Spaces; Kitchens and Dining; Bedrooms and Bathrooms; Creative Workspaces; and Plants and Outdoor Living--the book showcases standout interiors and offers helpful hints and tips. There are also simple step-by-step DIY and craft projects that both renters and DIY-phobic homeowners can easily achieve to make their temporary living spaces feel like home.
Joanna Thornhill is a freelance interior stylist and writer who has worked for a range of magazines and commercial clients, including a stint as acting assistant homes and craft editor of Woman's Weekly magazine. Having lived in a total of 12 rental properties throughout her adult life, she is currently renovating her first home-for-now.