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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Quick Ideas to Make a Summer Rental Feel Like Home

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Quick Ideas to Make a Summer Rental Feel Like Home

August 11, 2017

The only thing missing from your summer rental house is your personality. Add a thoughtful touch (and take it home after Labor Day) to make a summer house feel like welcoming. Here are five design-forward ideas from the Remodelista editors:

Ikea, Ikea, Ikea

Make a pit stop at Ikea to stock up on budget-friendly kitchen accessories such as the Kastrull Saucepan with Lid (shown here on the cooktop, it is made of enameled steel with a wooden handle; \$\19.99). See more in this week&#8\2\17;s Steal This Look post.
Above: Make a pit stop at Ikea to stock up on budget-friendly kitchen accessories such as the Kastrull Saucepan with Lid (shown here on the cooktop, it is made of enameled steel with a wooden handle; $19.99). See more in this week’s Steal This Look post.

Portable Air Conditioner

Rated at \14,000 BTUs, the LG Smart Portable Air Conditioner can cool a space as big as 500 square feet; it’s \$599 via Home Depot.
Above: Rated at 14,000 BTUs, the LG Smart Portable Air Conditioner can cool a space as big as 500 square feet; it’s $599 via Home Depot.
See more about the ins and outs of smart air conditioners in this week’s Remodeling 101 post.

Pegboard Storage

A DIY wooden pegboard in the kitchen of illustrator and graphic designer Swantje Hindrichsen; for a similar off-the-shelf storage solution, consider Kreisdesign’s Peg-it-all (£\195).
Above: A DIY wooden pegboard in the kitchen of illustrator and graphic designer Swantje Hindrichsen; for a similar off-the-shelf storage solution, consider Kreisdesign’s Peg-it-all (£195).
See more of this project in this week’s Kitchen of the Week post.

Botanical Prints

Above: Annie suggests hanging a framed botanical print in a strategic spot: “Framed alone or in groups, or taped simply to the wall, they add the subtle air of a greenhouse or naturalist’s dusty library of specimens.” See her favorite 16 Botanical Prints as Decor.

Nautical Hammock

Nothing welcomes you home faster than a well-designed hammock; see our favorites and ideas for where to hang them in this week&#8\2\17;s Object Lessons post.
Above: Nothing welcomes you home faster than a well-designed hammock; see our favorites and ideas for where to hang them in this week’s Object Lessons post.

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