Fast Fixes: Small, Landlord-Friendly Projects For the Kitchen

The kitchen is one room that's pretty set when you're in a rental. You've got your cabinets, counters, appliances, tile… all pretty permanent and off-limits with most landlords. What's a renter to do in order to make the kitchen their own? We've got some ideas.

Here are ten ideas to get you started. What are some other ways you've made your mark on rental kitchens?

TOP ROW:
1. 6 DIY Kitchen Islands
2. Leather-Embellished Wood Cutting Boards
3. How To Clean a Greasy Range Hood Filter
4. Install these budget kitchen organizers.
5. Like this reader, create temporary coverups for white cabinets.

BOTTOM ROW:

6. Look! Patchwork Tea Towel Kitchen Curtain
7. Color Pop Cutting Boards
8. Storage Project: Custom Etched Glass Jars
9. Hang Pots on the Wall
10. Washi Tape Your Cabinet Shelves

(Image credits: Apartment Therapy; Livet Hemma; Cambria Bold; Gina Biancaniello; cashewhoneycake; Apartment Therapy; A Beautiful Mess; Martha Stewart; Vorstellung von Schön)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.