Invest in Some Instant Granite
Most rental kitchens have laminate countertops. They're ugly, synthetic, and remarkably prone to scratches and stains. Do yourself a favor, and invest in some instant granite — like this one seen on Rachael Ray. It'll have your kitchen looking Housewives ready in an hour. And if someone as uncoordinated as me can install these bad boys, something tells me it's an attainable dream.