DIY Small Rental Kitchen Makeover | My Rental Reno S1 E7

Hey guys! I’m Alexandra Gater and I show you how to do rental-friendly upgrades and DIY projects on a budget. New videos every Friday! Today’s video is all about my DIY rental kitchen reno on a budget. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a major facelift, I’m here to show you what you should invest in while still staying on budget.

Watch this same kitchen get a makeover for under $100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzPuiVL-8s

Products mentioned in this video:
Links marked with a AF are affiliate links. That means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link. Products marked with * means they were gifted to me from brands but I was not paid to feature them in this video.
Counter: https://fave.co/2RYPKIV * AF
Sink: https://fave.co/2L3tEV6 * AF
Faucet: https://fave.co/2RUzl8g * AF
Cabinet paint: White Dove https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/colour-overview/find-your-colour/colour/oc-17/white-dove?color=OC-17
(Aura, semi-gloss) *
Knobs: https://fave.co/2xvRgsN *
Drawer pulls: https://fave.co/2LJr9a9 AF
Apothecary pump bottle: https://amzn.to/30jjeo2 * AF (Canadian link) https://amzn.to/2QggCXI * AF (U.S. link)
Pink backsplash tiles: https://fave.co/2LMYGQP *
Appliance spray paint (similar): https://fave.co/2RYhXja AF
Swedish dish cloths: https://www.tenandco.ca/collections/sponge-cloths/products/citrus-oranges-sponge-cloth
Scrub brush: https://amzn.to/2LE2PWV AF https://amzn.to/32NW6im AF (U.S. link)

What I’m wearing:
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Red headband (similar): https://www2.hm.com/en_ca/productpage.0767918003.html
Black headband (similar):https://www2.hm.com/en_ca/productpage.0717773001.html

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Video shot and edited by Carla Antonio: http://www.carlaantonio.com/

All music sourced by licensing.
All opinions are my own. It’s important to hire licensed professionals for certain projects; if you’re unsure or unqualified, please don’t attempt any projects seen in my videos yourself.

50 Comments

  1. The London Physio on November 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    OMG love this! Would have loved to know how much it all cost. Incredible!

  2. Kess A on November 27, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Do this in Sweden and pay through your teeth when leaving

  3. Yazhini Karthik on November 27, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Hey that was a very realistic makeover video! Kudos!

  4. Nancy Brown on November 27, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful kitchen makeover….I love your videos, and you are a great stiylist with everything you do. I look forward to your videos and always take lots of notes for my future projects. Thank you for all your amazing work.

  5. Shania Barnes on November 27, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Can also life that whole white thing on the stove to clean underneath the stove caps

  6. Sandra Fils on November 27, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Cute cute and even cuter.

  7. Phyllis Arrington on November 27, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I’m not allowed to even paint a wall in my apartment

  8. Rob Dee on November 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I’m thinking of getting that same counter top. how has it held up to kitchen use? any splitting/staining?

  9. Morale Booster on November 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Dream fridge color is orange!

  10. -- on November 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    The plant in the kitchen on the cabinets made me so anxious. Dunno why.

  11. Indie Impala on November 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I am drooooooling over your countertops 😍😍😍😍

  12. FERVENTLYCHIC THRIFT LIFESTYLE VLOGS on November 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    AMAZING TRANSFORMATION LOVE! ❀️❀️❀️

  13. Laiba Kausar on November 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    The knobs and countertop really made the difference

  14. Shirley Dailey on November 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Love the pink backsplash.

  15. sd201027 on November 27, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    This video is the reason my kitchen has peel and stick backsplash tiles now, lol… but I chose mint green instead of pink…

  16. Yours_trulily on November 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Am i the only one who is totally against rugs or carpets in the kitchen? feels like it would just get dirty with crumbs and stains fast…

  17. Mary Iorio on November 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Omg! You totally upgraded this entire kitchen! I really think your Landlord should pay you back for that sink, faucet & gorgeous counter top! Amazing job! Love every single detail! Enjoy!

  18. Michele W Webb on November 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Red retro frig!

  19. any.stc on November 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Hi! I just have one question. Where do you dry your dishes now?

  20. Jude Lewis on November 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    You really should’ve washed the new decanters before you put food in them! Yuck!

  21. Mucette Dastino on November 27, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Continue the backsplash behind the stove

  22. Paradise Garden on November 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Lovely thanks sis. I finally made up my mind how i want to redo my kitchen. Thanks so much that pink backsplash did it for me

  23. Indie Impala on November 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Dream fridge: an orange or white smeg fridge πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

  24. Desy Islamiati on November 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Rosegold fridge!!

  25. Mary Ray on November 27, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    You did a great job. It looks really nice.

  26. Tanya Wales on November 27, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Sometimes you have a crappy landlord or the apartment handyman does a slap dash job and you have to do some things yourself. For one place I had to sew new drapes for the bedroom because even though they were literally in shreds our landlord would not have replaced them. Fortunately, he didn’t complain about that.

  27. Emily Cooney on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Lmao who renovated their rental like this?

  28. Ellen Heydenrych on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    SO inspired!

  29. Amal Harthy on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    i love it when you say OUT soo cute

  30. Stanley Tam on November 27, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    *Landlord approves reno*
    Alexandra gets ready to move out
    *landlord sees everything* Can I just pay you back for all the work you did so I can keep all this GORGEOUS work you’ve done?

  31. Rachael M on November 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    It’s definitely not "renter-friendly" (and I’m Canadian) but she did say it was a "rental reno" not a "renter-friendly reno" haha. Anyway, I enjoyed watching and really love the pink tile!!

  32. Lucas Mascotto-Carbone on November 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Canadian here, to those saying that this isn’t "renter friendly" most landlords especially large regional ones are okay with long-term renters making larger renovations to their apartment. I took out the carpet in the entryway of my apartment and added in plank flooring.

  33. Emilia Massot on November 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Te ha quedado preciosa.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  34. Gloria Rojas on November 27, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Lovely Kitchen! congratulation.

  35. Kess A on November 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Please where do you dry your plates since you removed the racks

  36. pamela hewitt on November 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I love Pink!!!

  37. TracyHRodriguez on November 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Would love to hear how the peel and stick tiles have held up. Do you recommend this brand?

  38. Dexy83 on November 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    My Mom had a set of 6 jars while I was growing up in the 80’s/90’s. She got rid of them in 2004 when she moved. And now, as with most things, they’re back in style. Mama knew best… πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

  39. Randy W on November 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    this is my fav video of yours!! looks great!

  40. A MS on November 27, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Cute .. maybe ill do my kitchen like that..!

  41. nosirrahm on November 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I frightened that you didn’t wash those ikea containers before using.

  42. patricia wilson on November 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Saw in one of your episodes…floor tiles at your front door entry..adhesive? Permanent? Would like to know details if possible…i’m a new follower & think your ideas are fantastic..gonna watch you all the time!!

  43. leadinglady on November 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I know she says she asked her landlord, but like… most people here are RENTING places because they can’t afford contractors and to rip counters out? I wish this were actually renter friendly, but whatever. Looks good lol.

  44. felicity abraham on November 27, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Anybody know if there is a reason she removed the wall, is it not possible to stick the pink tile stickers directly?

  45. Google User on November 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Just re-watched this video b/c I have a small kitchen. Gotta know: what did you do with the dish drainer that used to be to the right of the sink? Do you take it our when you need it, do you use a drying mat, etc.? I have a double sink, so I keep a drainer in one side of it.

  46. Real Deal on November 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    You’re so talented 😊 what about a dish rack though?

  47. Monica Molina on November 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Very nice you are really talented 😍

  48. pooja deb on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Pink backsplash is amazing

  49. BeauTee Lounge on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I can’t wait to move out and decorate my kitchen.

  50. Sam K on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Pink fridge

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