Due Dropped: Easy kitchen upgrades for rented spaces

OCT 8, 2015 | By Aditi Gaitonde
Wall tiles from Bharat Flooring and Tiles; Hanging lights from Taherally

The kitchen is always a puzzle for renters. You can’t make major structural changes and are often left to work with what you’ve got. Employ ideas that won’t break the bank or push any wrong buttons with the landlord. For ideas, look to what interior designer by Isla Maria Van Damme has done with this cookroom at Mandira and Sumeet Nath’s Zoloft in Goa.

Show the backsplash some TLC. For a cheery kitchen, choose a bright primary colour and go all out with a broader section. Throw some light around with industrial lamps strategically installed over high task areas. For more fresh hues, decorate with flowers in a ceramic vase and storage containers in earthy or pastel shades. Or you can stick to the classic clear mason jars and lets the ground masalas infuse the right amount of colour tp your open cabinet.