Tara's Budget Rental Remodel: Rental Kitchen Design Options, With A Little Help From Photoshop

Tara's Budget Rental Remodel: Rental Kitchen Design Options, With A Little Help From Photoshop

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Dabney Frake
Nov 1, 2016
(Image credit: Dabney Frake)

One of the hardest parts about room makeovers is envisioning what it all might look like. Before you spring for all the materials, how can you be sure it will look great when it's finished? When working on Tara's rental kitchen, we tried out some different design options on Photoshop, playing around with various design options.

Mind you, these aren't digital masterpieces. But they do help you see how different paint colors look, or what pattern would do to the floor.

But first, if you missed the earlier posts in this series:

See all the before photos → Tara's Budget Rental Remodel: Severing Ties With a 1970s Style Kitchen

Option #1: Bright & Friendly

  • Paint cabinets all white
  • Lay adhesive decals over the existing floor, like these from Mirth Studio
  • Replace hardware with something like these from Home Depot

Estimated Cost: $272

Option #2: Dark & Classic

  • Paint cabinets black
  • Replace existing floor with black & white linoleum tiles, like these from Home Depot
  • Keep existing cabinet hardware

Estimated Cost: $100

Option #3: Subtle Grey & Yellow

  • Paint cabinets light grey
  • Cover floor with vinyl tile stickers, like these from Quadrostyle
  • Replace existing hardware with new pulls, such as these from Home Depot

Estimated Cost: $210

See the finished kitchen now!

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