Rent Discontent

Rent Discontent

Are you renting and absolutely hate your kitchen/bathroom/bedroom/etc, but can’t do much about it, because, well, you’re renting?  Try this tactic: sweet talk your landlord into letting you change it by offering to do the labor yourselves.  If your landlord is especially cool, they might even provide you with materials to do the job. 

That’s what Nick from Lindauer Designs decided to do when he couldn’t take another day of bright orange countertops and the three clashing patterns of wallpaper that his kitchen was rocking. Looks like it paid off.  Take a stand renters!  You don’t deserve to live with cheddar-colored counters!

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  1. August 5, 2011 / 2:31 AM

    As a former owner, new renter, THANK YOU for this! I am now empowered!

  2. August 5, 2011 / 1:16 PM

    If I was their landlord I’d give them a discount on rent! This turned out beautifully, everyone won.

  3. August 5, 2011 / 2:39 PM

    Hey Lindsey, I know this has nothing to do with this particular post, but I’ve gotta know: I’ve been holding my ugly lamp picture in wait for the past year ever since the finale of your previous Ugly Lamp Contest. I was wondering if this is going to be an annual thing, because me and my lamp are ready to compete! 😉

  4. August 5, 2011 / 5:33 PM

    Oh if I could convince my landlord for such a reinvention. I live in the most bland kitchen I’ve ever seen, but it gets the job done.


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