Rental kitchens are tough, you don't want to put too much money into them but there isn't much incentive for the landlord to make them top notch and gourmet. Here's a great kitchen makeover that completely transforms the entire look of the kitchen for only $17. You really can't miss this one.
This great makover at HGTV really shows how far you can take $17. As the renters describe:
We are renting right now and this kitchen was GROSS! I couldn't live with it. The dark cabinets and the green laminate counter tops had to go! If I had money (and owned the house) I would have done things differently....like granite, new appliances etc. But I did what I could to make it look better and it is all done with paint. Total project cost: $17.00. I painted and glazed the cabinets. Made the cornice above the sink. And yes I painted the hideous green laminate countertops. I was scared to do it because I thought it might not last but it has. I figured it couldn't look any worse. Just because you don't have money doesn't mean you have to live with the ugly!
Find all of the details at HGTV.