Apartment living has its advantages. You love the location, the community, and the rent of your apartment. However, the kitchen could use a little work. However most apartment communities wont allow renters to make significant changes to the apartment interiors.
You’re feeling frustrated because you know that you can’t make permanent changes to this less-than-desirable space. Cheer up because here are some modifications you can do and still reverse when you move out of your apartment.
- Change the cabinet hardware. The knobs and handles on your kitchen cabinets and drawers are typically just screwed in. So if you don’t like the style, unscrew the hardware and replace them with more suitable options from the home center store. But keep the old stuff so you can put them back on when you leave the apartment.
- Expand with shelves. Are the kitchen cabinets dark or outdated? For a more modern look, remove a few of the doors to reveal the shelves and expand the visual space. Add inexpensive mirrored tile behind some of the shelves to reflect light. Put most of your plates behind closed doors. Reserve the revealed shelving for a few well-chosen kitchen accessories.
- Keep beauty underfoot. Because kitchens are usually a high traffic area, they can look worn and dirty quickly. If cleaning the floor doesn’t fix it, lay down some brightly colored kitchen rugs with interesting patterns. Be sure they have non-slip back and are machine-washable.
- Go bold. Many windowless apartment kitchens have a blank wall that may be the first thing you see when you enter the space. Turn this into a focal point by adding a large, colorful, and bold graphic. The pic can be framed or wrap it around a large board, which you can then hang from a hook on the wall.
Don’t let your apartment kitchen get you down. On a budget and with a little creativity it can be your favorite room in your home. And if you still haven’t found an apartment that you love, well Housing Helpers can help you with that. Our Apartment Finder service is a great way to search for your next apartment in Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, Denver, and throughout Colorado. Our apartment finder service is free for renters and we have hundreds of rental properties to choose from.