It’s a tale as old as time, the rental kitchen nightmare. Mismatched appliances, poor lighting, ugly counter tops…the list can go on and on. I remember being in my first rental home, and feeling so uninspired every day walking into my kitchen. And even worse, I felt stuck! I was terrified to try to make changes for fear of losing my security deposit. But – fear not! You no longer need to be stuck just dealing with the horrors of bad kitchens, ugly counters, and terribly maintained surfaces in your rental home. There has been a major trend of providing renters with affordable, removable, and stylish solutions to even their scariest rental concerns.

And we couldn’t be happier to be one such company. Let’s start with the counters. I have seen some interesting design choices in my day, but one thing I will never understand are the boldly colored laminate counters that seemed to be all the rage in the 70’s. However, counter top replacements are expensive, so you are likely to find yourself renting a home that is still rocking that funky yellow laminate. Luckily, Instant Granite exists. ( You can get the beautiful White Marble bathroom, or gorgeous gold granite kitchen of your dreams at a fraction of the cost! Best bonus – it’s TOTALLY removable, so you aren’t causing any permanent changes to your home! Talk about a major impact for a minor cost!

DIY Rental Kitchen Updates

Another awful, but common, head ache of rental homes are the mismatched appliances. If you find yourself with a kitchen that has a stainless steel fridge and a black dishwasher – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. As long as your dishwasher is magnetic, you can use Instant Stainless appliance covers ( to bring a cohesive look to your kitchen. Just stick the powerful magnetic to the appliance and voila! The panel is disguised. We even offer custom cut pieces, just shoot us an email or give us a call!

There are several other amazing products you can use to bring your style to your rental space. Check out this list ( The Kitchn put together. We are so inspired by all of the affordable and simple DIY updates you can do to your kitchen to make it really feel like home.