How To Make Over Your Rental Kitchen Cabinets for as Little as $20

published Oct 13, 2016
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One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to customize a rental kitchen (and, of course, any piece of furniture) is to change the cabinet handles. Choose a pull that reflects your home decor style (not sure what yours is? Take the quiz to find out), then swap them in for the dingy/generic knobs that came with your apartment. As long as you change them back before move-out day, this mini makeover is 100% landlord-approved.

  1. Lusso Knob at Anthropologie, $12.
  2. European Brass Knobs at Forge Hardware Studio, $6.
  3. Blue and Red Floral Ceramic Knobs at World Market, $10 for 2.
  4. Beckett Finger Pull at Rejuvenation, $19.
  5. Bubble Ocean Knob at Pier1, $6.
  6. Liberty Satin Nickel Cabinet Knob at Home Depot, $1.27. (I used these in my apartment, and spent about 20 bucks total).
  7. Classic Hardware 3″ Cup Bin at Pottery Barn, $7.50.
  8. T-Pull, Satin Copper at Schoolhouse Electric, $24.
  9. Baldwin Polished Brass Flush Cabinet Pull at, $17.

Want more ideas for mini makeovers? Check out these 4 other things you can switch out this afternoon.