Array
Decorating

5 Easy Upgrades for Rental Kitchens

Perk up a sad cooking corner with these budget-friendly ideas

Shares
Photography: @distinctivekitchens and @directdepot via Instagram (Main Photo)

Whether you've been renting for a while or it's your first time, you might think there's not much you can do to spruce up your new space. We can't say we're surprised as some landlords can be pretty strict. Don't worry, you can still beautify your beaten up kitchen—after all, design upgrades don't always mean renovating or spending a lot, sometimes all you have to do is redecorate. Here are some ideas you can try: 

Display your best dinnerware. 

Most rental homes come with open shelving in the kitchen—maximize it by turning it into storage and a way to display kitchenware. Let your favorite pieces double as interesting decor in an otherwise dull space. 

Invest in high-quality furniture.

If your landlord won't let you change anything at all, you can conceal the imperfections of your rental kitchen by focusing on beautiful fittings instead. Sleek furniture and eye-catching accessories can help draw the attention away from the state of the room and steer it to the decor.  

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Add a couple of green wonders.

There’s nothing a few planters can’t fix! Aside from giving your small scullery a refreshing feel, it can make you countertop look extra pretty, too. You may also consider planting herbs so you can use your display to make your dishes extra flavorful. 

READ: 5 Plants You Can Add In the Kitchen

Hang up patterned curtains.

Neutrals in a rental is a no-go as it doesn't add any character to the room. Breathe life into your space by using the best printed curtains you can find! Hang them over the kitchen sink window for maximum impact. 

Add an area rug.

This is the easiest way to hide ugly flooring as there's no point in adding hardwood floors in a home you don't own. Go with a black and white piece for a timeless and versatile look. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

A Look Inside Baby Baz Go's Playroom

Hand-painted details and captivating colors complete the room's whimsical woodland theme

10 Storage Ideas to Organize a Cluttered Bathroom

You don't need to stop at just shelves and baskets when organizing your bathroom.

There's a Secret Trick to Keeping a Small Kitchen Neat and Clean

Many of us instantly think it's difficult to work in a small kitchen.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!