Choosing to rent instead of own doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your kitchen décor. There are lots of kitchen design ideas that can take your small rental kitchen from mundane to marvelous overnight, with just a few minor updates. Here’s how to get started.
Make Easy And Inexpensive Cabinet Updates
Not a fan of your kitchen cabinets? Installing new knobs or pulls can instantly improve the look of dated cabinets. Want to brighten up your workspace? With peel and stick under cabinet lighting fixtures there is no need for wiring, tools or an electrician. Need more space? Consider adding some open shelving that you can take with you if you move.
Add More Storage And Counter Space
A portable kitchen cart offers culinary convenience while providing enough room to store extra necessities. Perfect for smaller spaces, a portable kitchen cart can be moved about as needed, and can even serve as a beverage station when entertaining guests.
Also, consider ceilings and prime vertical real estate when looking to add more storage. Door mounted inside cabinet accessories help keep your kitchen organized, magnetic wall mounted knife blocks and hooks keep your tools within reach, and a ceiling mounted pot rack utilizes an otherwise wasted space.
Accessorize With Style
If you’re lucky to have a kitchen window, consider adding kitchen sink window decorations to liven things up. Switch out metal blinds for bamboo shades or add a pretty valance to liven up the kitchen space. Then use colorful rugs to pull together the color scheme of your room. Purchase quality linens and dish towels to add to the overall look. Invest in artwork brightening your space and tie into the overall theme. Add some plants for a more alive and inviting feel.
Invest In Multi-Functional Pieces
Many rentals fail to provide adequate space for a full kitchen table and seating. Multi-functional pieces such as our Solid Black Granite Top Kitchen Cart/Island with White Upholstered Saddle Stools provide a portable, compact place for both meal prep and eating. Or consider a drop leaf breakfast bar paired with a beautiful set of stools, for extra cabinet storage and seating. Just expand the leaf when you need additional dining space.
Add Some Fresh Paint
Depending on how long you plan on staying and your lease details, you may consider repainting the walls in your kitchen. Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable fixes, and changing the wall color can instantly brighten a room. Some paints are more washable than others, so look for a paint that will withstand a good scrub when necessary.
Don’t Forget The Little Details
Keeping up with small maintenance tasks like caulking a kitchen sink can greatly improve your space. Your landlord should be able to help with this if your caulk looks old and worn and is in need of an update.
With just a few quick and affordable kitchen design ideas and fixes you can transform your bland rental kitchen into a space that feels like your own.
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