Today I am DESTROYING my rental kitchen! Well, I’m testing out all these so-called “Renter Friendly” products. I put my faith (and money) in these products. Are they really “rental friendly” DIY’S? Let’s find out…
Aa a reminder, this is what my rental kitchen looked like before…
And here’s what it looked like after I used all “rental friends” products…
Are they going to stand true to their words of being “renter-friendly” or did I waste all my money into these products?
Let’s start with the cabinets.
Faux wood cabinet – I used this DIY rental friendly Faux wood vinyl to cover my kitchen cabinets. Well…the verdict is… this stuff came off so easy! Most of the product came off in one piece. No sticky residue was left behind. Recommend- yes.
Faux Stainless Steel– I wrapped my refrigerator in DIY Faux stainless steel vinyl….and…Wow. This one was really tough to remove. This stuff is SO THICK and durable. You WILL need a blow dryer to remove this product. The heat from the blow dryer helps loosen up the adhesive. When you pull this apart, it will come off in one piece, which is nice because nobody wants to sit there and pick off a million pieces. No sticky residue was left behind. Tip! Use your oven lock to remove it from the oven. This will ensure your oven won’t continuously open when you’re pulling it off. Recommend – yes.
Backsplash Wall tiles– Using a blow dryer, heat the tiles up in sections to remove them. The heat will help loosen the adhesive. Peel it off carefully. It did take off some paint from the walls. If you’re really concerned about it I would not recommend it. If you’re ok with doing some patch work then I say go for it. I would use them again. Recommend- maybe (it depends on the situation)
Faux granite countertops – Use a blow dryer to remove the countertops. This helps loosen up the adhesive. This was one of the hardest projects to remove. It took a lot of time to get them off because the amount of heat you have to apply to get it loose takes a while. Work in sections and pull really hard. Recommend- yes.
I hope this inspires you and makes you feel like you can actually update your rental without risking losing your deposit. I would love to hear/see what projects you have done!
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