Before and After: White Rental Kitchen, Transformed

Before and After: White Rental Kitchen, Transformed

Faith Durand
Dec 11, 2009

Did you see the rental kitchen (well, whole apartment, really) in The New York Times that was transformed by its tenants? They received a substantial reduction in rent and a long-term lease in exchange for renovating their Brooklyn apartment. Take a look at this kitchen before the renovation!

As renters, we are always avidly interested in stories of other renters making a decision to renovate their home. Depending on your situation and your rent agreement, sometimes it's worth it to put some work and investment into a rental home.

This couple, Todd and Marlene Capron, totally renovated this 700-sf Brooklyn apartment, paying special attention to the kitchen. They used IKEA cabinets and countertop, although they did modify the countertop and lighten it with a white stain. The used LACK shelves, too.

We love the final result; it's very inspiring to those of us who live with kitchens that look a lot more like the before shot!

• Read the full story: Renovating a Rental as if It Were Their Own

Related: Kitchen Tour: Ashley Ann's $500 Light and Lovely Remodel

(Images: Todd and Marlene Capron; Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times

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