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Are you a renter who feels limited by the types of upgrades and improvements you can make in the kitchen? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways to spruce up your kitchen and upgrade your rental without breaking the bank– or breaching your rental agreement!

Whether it’s finding clever storage solutions, investing in trendy décor pieces, painting walls and cabinets, swapping out the hardware on drawers and doors, or upgrading appliances with energy-efficient models – these cost-effective options will have your kitchen looking as if it underwent a chic renovation. Let’s explore some easy yet impactful ideas to upgrade your rental!


1. Rethink Storage


If you’re looking for a way to create more space without breaking the bank, storage containers are your friend! Not only do they add some flair and style, but also allow you to store items in an organized manner – all at a price that won’t break the bank.


2. Add Bold Colors

Spruce up your living space with a color infusion — it’s an easy way to transform any room! Try adding some colorful decorations for an economical option, or go all out and create an accent wall using peel-n-stick or contact paper.

You’ll love the unique look that pops of colors can bring!


3. Convert Kitchen Hardware

Make your kitchen dreams come true with just a few simple switches! Upgrading the hardware can give it an entirely new look – from modern farmhouse to industrial chic. You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference some updated knobs and handles will make for your cook space.


4. Let There Be Light 

Lighting is the simplest way to elevate your kitchen’s game. Give it a luxurious makeover with bright, modern LED-strips that are guaranteed to turn heads – plus they won’t break the bank either!

Whether you buy them at department stores or online on Amazon, adding some extra illumination beneath those cabinets can transform your entire cooking space into an envy-inducing sanctuary in no time flat.


5.  Add Some Greenery

Add a breath of life to your kitchen! Introducing some plants into the mix is an easy and inexpensive way to instantly spruce up any space.


Whether you go with lush, leafy greens or something like succulents that are low-maintenance – snake plants, aloe vera and money trees just to name a few – it’ll give your home newfound vibrancy in no time.



Whether you’re a renter or just looking to update your home on a budget, these tips can help you make the most of your space. If you’re interested in designing your dream kitchen, contact Holcomb Cabinetry today to get started! Our team can help you make the most of your cooking space, no matter what your budget is.