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5 Ways to Spruce up a Rental Kitchen

By Nina Brown

While some landlords do put off kitchen maintenance because they’re expensive to renovate there’s still quite a few non-permanent ways you can give your rental kitchen a bit of a lift.

1. Get some cheap and funky furniture
A few bar stools or colourful chairs will definitely brighten up a boring kitchen. They don’t even have to match. You can go op-shopping and pick any chairs you like and then paint them bright colours when you get home. Don’t forget to use a paint sealer and be sure let them dry properly before use.

2. Display your wares
Sometimes organised chaos is the best solution to a storage crises. If you’re lacking cupboard space, mugs and piles of festively mis-matched plates will look great on an open shelf.

3. Get vertical
Another great solution to a storage crisis is to hang some racks from the ceiling. You can even attach them with heavy load bearing adhesive hooks, as you long as you check the weight of whatever you’re hanging. Pots, pans, utensils and aprons will all look fantastic hanging from a rack and you gain lots of extra storage space as a bonus too.

4. Go botanical
Plants are a must-have for a shabby kitchen. You can grow herbs and flowers or even just have a few little succulents in pots, if you don’t have much of a green thumb. This is a simple additive to give your kitchen a little extra lift of colour and life.

5. Give it a spring a clean
Giving an average rental kitchen a thorough cleaning gives you an excellent base for decorating and organising. It will make such a huge difference if you give your tired rental kitchen a thorough scrub. Get into all the corners with a toothbrush, give the oven a really good clean and do a good job on the mopping and dusting.

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