Landlords make some questionable design decisions. Let’s remedy that!

1. Cover ugly flooring with vinyl decals that offer the look of ceramic tile without the hefty price tag.

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2. Transform unsightly laminate countertops using water-resistant marble contact paper.

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3. Love the look of open shelving? Create your own by removing cabinet doors.

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4. Add color and pattern to a breakfast bar by hanging a tapestry or removable wallpaper.

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5. Swap out basic hardware for something with a little more bling.

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6. Throw down a vintage runner to amp up the visual interest of an all-white kitchen.

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7. Liven up a boring backsplash with peel and stick removable vinyl tiles.

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8. Update 90s honey oak cabinetry with a few cans of paint (with your landlord’s permission, of course).

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9. Replace a dated light fixture with something that’s more your style.

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10. No paint allowed? Inject color into the space through accessories, small appliances and greenery.

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11. Fill a big blank wall with framed art — just make sure it’s easy to wipe clean if spaghetti sauce splatters.

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12. Turn pantry staples into decor by storing them in pretty containers from the dollar store.

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13. And finally, stick removable wallpaper to the inside of your cabinets for an unexpected pop of color.

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