Name: Julie
Location: Boston, MA
Size & Type: Studio is 540 square feet total

Favorite resource: This kitchen is almost 100% IKEA but all made from materials we expect will last.

Inspiration: The last resident had a great relationship with my family. We were hoping to find a new person who we could get along with...

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Inspiration, continued: ... Knowing how it feels to rent from someone who doesn't keep their property looking good, we thought that fixing up the kitchen would be a good first step to building that sort of relationship again.

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Tip: Some free standing kitchen units from IKEA can hold cooktops. Just cut a hole in the top.

- Julie