Typically, kitchen apartments lack the current tenants’ personality and decorative style. You can incorporate your own personal touch in your apartment kitchen without having to remodel the entire room. Incorporating small changes can create a dramatic effect for an apartment kitchen.
Paint your apartment kitchen. Ask the property owner for permission before painting the walls. Once you receive permission, choose a color to brighten up your kitchen. Smaller kitchens appear larger with a lighter hued paint—for example, a pale yellow walls and bright yellow cupboard doors.
SMALL TABLE AND CHAIRS IN CORNER
Place a small table and chairs in the corner of your apartment kitchen. If you do not have a small kitchen table set, purchase an inexpensive one. A card table and chairs decorated with a tablecloth would work as well. Do not use large furniture in a small kitchen apartment as large furniture clutters the kitchen.
STORAGE WITH A FABRIC SHEET
Create storage in your kitchen apartment if you lack adequate storage. Typically, apartment kitchens lack enough storage for the tenants. Purchase a decorative shower curtain rod, and hang a beautiful sheet to hide the storage behind it. Choose a sheet to match your décor or an accent color for your kitchen. This creates a decorative and fast way to create a hidden storage area in your kitchen.
Dedicate an area in your kitchen for a pegboard, hooks and pegboard baskets. Pegboards usually do not come in a color to match your kitchens décor. Purchase spray paint for the pegboard and paint it in an accent color. Let the pegboard dry completely. Hang the pegboard in a specific area in your kitchen—for example, next to the refrigerator. Arrange your cookbooks and kitchen towels in the pegboard baskets. Hang your cooking utensils on the pegboard with the pegboard hooks.
Hang extra shelving in your kitchen. You can paint the shelving to match the kitchens décor. Shop your local thrift stores, department stores or garage sales for inexpensive shelving. Arrange your spices on one shelf and glassware on another.
Replace your lighting in your kitchen. Purchase lighting to meet your personal needs and preference. Perhaps, you want your kitchen to have a chandelier or an updated light fixture. If you cannot replace the light fixture yourself, hire a professional.