I, Mark Roemer, know that the past year has completely altered our perception of what it means to be comfortable at home — whether in one’s own house or a rental. Now, we’re all attempting to make our homes as comfortable as we possibly can. However, it may be more difficult if you plan to rent out the property — some people believe that it may not be worthwhile to invest in a property that they may decide to sell at any time. Those who are involved in small renovation projects with their landlords find it difficult to reach an agreement.
Some renters choose not to improve their rental kitchens because they do not want to be bothered with the work. After all, we spend a disproportionate amount of time in other parts of the apartment. However, in this blog, I will discuss some quick and straightforward ideas for remodeling your rental kitchen. You can find plenty of them that don’t require much time or money, and in exchange for your efforts, you’ll have a positive feeling every time you enter your kitchen. Are you ready to transform your rental property into a more natural place to live?
Introduce a Couple of New Plants
Plants bring a sense of coziness, brightness, and happiness to any space. The same is true for kitchens available for rent. Choosing this option is an excellent choice if you are on a tight budget and lack basic DIY skills but still want to give your kitchen a little zhuzh. There is a plant for every lighting situation, and there is almost certainly a shrub for everyone, regardless of whether or not they are naturally gifted with green thumbs. Consider using colorful pots or even small buckets or mugs to house your plants, depending on your preferences and the look you want to achieve.
Purchase a Rug
A well-chosen rug can be a genuinely multifunctional addition to your rental kitchen, and in some cases, it can even serve as the focal point of the room. If you have tile flooring, it will keep your feet warm and will conceal some chips and cracks that you and your landlord are powerless to fix or replace. Furthermore, it will add a splash of color to your kitchen while simultaneously making the space feel cozier. You can find a variety of attractive runners or kitchen mats to place under your sink, or you can go all out and purchase a Persian rug.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
When planning a kitchen renovation, kitchen cabinets are not the first thing that comes to mind for tenants. However, they may have some scratches or old stains on them, or the paint may not look as fresh as it once did — who knows how many renters they have outlived. Painting the cabinet doors with a fresh coat of paint can make the entire room appear brighter and more well-kept.
You may want to watch a few YouTube videos first to ensure that you do not end up with sloppy cabinets. Keep in mind to talk about it with your landlord ahead of time as well!
Choose Open Shelves Instead of Closed Shelves
One other option for dealing with cabinet doors is removing them altogether or converting your upper cabinetry into open shelves. If you have a small kitchen or are looking for ways to brighten it up, this will do wonders for you. Having available cabinets and shelves creates more visual space in your kitchen while also making it easier for you to get to your appliances. Keep in mind, however, that open shelves and cabinets must be kept organized!
Hang Some Mirrors
Do you have the impression that a mirror in the kitchen is not the most appropriate location for one? Think twice before dismissing this suggestion because a mirror is yet another trick that can be used to make any room appear lighter. In addition to making your small rental kitchen appear more prominent, it also amplifies light and can magically illuminate dark corners. Place the mirror on the wall opposite the window or in a dark corner that needs extra light to maximize its effect. Likewise, look into mirrors with outlandish frames — this can turn into yet another piece of décor that you’ll love and appreciate every time you walk into the kitchen.
Make Use of Baskets and Bins
One more inexpensive way to make your rental kitchen appear cleaner and more organized is to use various storage boxes, baskets, and jars to store your belongings. If you have a large number of open shelves and cabinets, you might find this particularly useful. Leaf tea in a simple glass jar looks far more appealing than leaf tea in a ripped cardboard box, and this holds for a wide range of foods and groceries. To organize your loaves of bread and pastries, you can use a single basket for all of them, a separate basket for sweets and chocolates, another for salted snacks, and so on. As a result, your kitchen shelves will be transformed from a colorful jumble of boxes and bags into a clean, uncluttered space.
Make An Investment in Kitchenware That You Will Be Proud to Show Off
We all have a favorite mug from which we enjoy drinking our morning coffee the most. Consider whether or not you are satisfied with your plates, pots, and cutlery. Kitchenware that is aesthetically pleasing will not only make your cooking and dining area appear more refined, but it will also bring you joy every time you use it to prepare your meals in the kitchen. Furthermore, because these items are lightweight and portable, you won’t have to say goodbye to your favorite frying pan, which you use to make the best pancakes on the face of the planet.
Add a Pop of Color
Perhaps your rental property does not require a complete makeover but instead appears a little dull and generic? In these situations, the only thing you need to do is to purchase a few brightly colored mugs or placemats to make the kitchen appear brighter and happier while also adding some accents.
Put Contact Paper to Good Use
Contact paper can be a great way to transform the appearance of your countertops completely. It is inexpensive, simple to apply, and can completely change the appearance of your entire kitchen for less than $100! Many different colors and patterns are available; you can even get contact paper that looks like marble, granite, or wood if you so desire. Furthermore, it is thick and long-lasting, primarily if it is handled with care. Some people have stated that they have been using contact paper for a couple of years and that their countertops are still excellent.
I, Mark Roemer, hope you have found this information to be helpful. Please do not hesitate to add your ideas in the comment section.