One drawback to renting is not being able to change things. In this post there are 8 how-to ideas for rental kitchens. Let’s see what we can do.
Unless you’re strictly prohibited, you can add shelves. As long as you put things back the way they were when you leased your home, you can probably still get your deposit back when you leave.
The good thing is, you can take your wall shelves with you!
Lighting is usually another problem. I know in my bathroom I have that old strip lighting that I’m dying to change. You could even add a chandelier to spice things up.
Just make sure you hire someone who knows what they’re doing! Unless you are one of those DIYers who is experienced in electrical work.
Embellish what you already have. These white cabinets are pretty boring. But adding the lace trim adds to the shelves above, personalizing them a bit.
Also bright colors on the counter distract from the plain white cabinets below.
Change out the cabinet hardware. Add a magnetic strip for knives. There are all kinds of ways to add bling and added storage to rental kitchens.
The blue shelves above the lower cabinets brings a wow factor to a boring kitchen.
Wallpaper the inside of cabinets. This will bring a fresh look and can be changed out when you tire of the pattern.
It is especially nice if you take the cabinet doors off or have glass doors.
Need a message center but don’t have the wall space? Add cork board to the front of your refrigerator. Then you have a great spot to put notes and grocery lists.
Add hooks to shelves so you can utilize the space underneath. This gives you more bank for your buck, to use a phrase.
Vertical storage space really come into play when you live in a small home or a home that doesn’t have adequate storage.
We all know that the addition of mirrors helps make a small space appear larger than it really is. So add mirrors where you want to extend and reflect a space.