I loved our simple dining space when I finally got frames hung over the table. Before that it was a little too plain. The kitchen, however, is a typical rental kitchen that I couldn't do much with. We did get it functional, easy to clean, and had a place for things and everything easy to put in its place. Even if the cupboards were 1990s apartment standard, I liked the simplicity and functionality and that was enough for me.
Here it is, a simple tour of our kitchen and dining spaces as they were in our two-bedroom 1000-quare-foot apartment. Enjoy :)