Q: The Small Cool Kitchens Contest got me thinking: do you have any design tips for those of us that rent in places you can't paint, change hardware, change light fixtures, or change anything really?
Living in Northern Virginia, all the rental apartments around here have the same beige walls, beige carpets, white tile, birch colored cabinets (which aren't all that terrible). I find it hard to get a unique look.
Sent by Katie
Editor: Katie, yes! Here's one large roundup of some good tips and design ideas for rental kitchens:
• Ten Kitchen Improvements for Renters
The Small Cool Kitchens Contest had some great ideas in the rental division, too, like Theresa's great little kitchen (pictured above).
Here are more posts from our archives on rental kitchens:
• Rental Kitchens Archive
Readers, what have been some of the rental kitchen tips or design ideas you've adopted?
Related: Rental Kitchen Makeover: Leea's Lovely Little Budget