If there’s one room in your rental apartment where a good handyman can help make the difference between a good home and a GREAT one, it’s either the bathroom or the kitchen. In this case, let’s turn to your kitchen and to Apartment Therapy’s sister site, The Kitchn, for help in figuring out where to focus your energy on apartment upgrades that won’t break your bank account or your lease.
The one thing my rental apartment kitchen has going for it is that it’s new. When the old tenants moved out, a team of contractors came and removed the ugly floors, cabinets, and countertops and replaced them with new versions — but new in no way equates to modern or cool. My kitchen looks, I imagine, about the same as many rental kitchens out there: beige and bland.