THE GENERAL RULE WITH DIY
Only changes that can be removed without high costs are allowed. All other changes are not allowed, unless Vestide gives permission. Everything must be clean, intact and safe.
If in doubt: ask us via our contact form.
PAINT AND WALLPAPER YOUR WALLS
You can always paint your walls in the colors you want. Making a mural or wallpapering is also allowed. This applies to walls, frames, door frames and heating. If paintwork or wallpaper is damaged, we may ask you to make it white again before you leave.
You may not paint Vestide kitchen cabinets, bathroom tiles and furniture. All general and communal areas are done by Vestide.
HANGING SHELVES, FRAMES, AND CURTAINS
It depends on the type of accommodation whether you're allowed to or not. Furnished accommodation will usually come with a rail system installed for hanging pictures around the room. If so, you won't be allowed to drill into the walls.
With our other accommodation, you are allowed to drill into the walls – provided you use the right equipment, of course.
Are you renting (partially) furnished accommodation from us? Then there is a floor, which you are not allowed to remove.
In other rooms and studios, you will choose the flooring yourself. And, not unimportantly, flooring is not optional. Sometimes the previous tenant will have put in flooring they can pass on to you, or flooring will already have been provided. But sometimes you'll have to get to work yourself.
Are you going with hard varieties like laminate flooring? Then make sure you put in the appropriate underlay. It should provide at least 10dB noise reduction. No idea what we're on about? Don't worry, it will be indicated on the product packaging!
THE BUILDING EXTERIOR
You are not allowed to make any changes that affect the building exterior.
Does your accommodation come with a garden or balcony? Then it's up to you and co-inhabitants to keep it in good shape.
DECORATING THE COMMUNAL LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN
In case you are renting a furnished room from us, we will also have provided furnishing and decoration in the communal areas. In consultation with your co-inhabitants you can of course add extra decoration or furniture if you like.
In most student accommodation, however, it's up to you to decorate the place. Especially well-established shared houses will have accumulated a fascinating collection of furniture and random items. We're cool with that! As long as you and your housemates can see eye to eye and the house is still safe, clean and in one piece.
Regarding this, too, you can consult with us if you're unsure whether something is allowed or not.
DECORATING ACCESS BALCONIES, STAIRWELLS AND ENTRYWAYS
We can be brief here: you're not allowed to put anything in the shared shared spaces, nor hang things from walls, nor paint the hallways, entryways, stairwells, lifts and so on.