When we consider spending time or money improving our small apartment we have three pieces of criteria for any project or purchase: removeability, flexibility and timelessness. In other words, will we be able to remove it and re-use it when we move? And will we want to? Others will feather even a rented nest with custom-made window coverings and upgraded light fixtures. They'll happily paint leased walls with carefully-selected colors (that will later have to be white-washed). They'll install custom-fitted cabinetry, appliances, or a bay window seat. There are even those who will re-do the entire kitchen and bath of a rented apartment. Are you among them?