itchy scratchy reno

I often feel like I have an itch I just can't scratch, its a really big itch and it seems un reachable but surely there is someway that it can be eased? This itch I'm talking about is the one where you are paying insane amounts of money to rent a house off someone, yet you can't freely make it your own. I think the only way this itch will really dissipate is to buy your own home, but for now we must make, create, revamp, revive and restore, (furniture that is) until the homeowner itch is scratched.