I love tension rods and have used them for many things as I mentioned in this previous post. And they have saved the day again in my new rental apartment, this time as part of my kitchen makeover. By installing a tension rod above the sink, it gave me a place to hang my dish towel right over the sink: no more water dripping on the floor from wet hands reaching for the towel below the sink!
It also makes a great spot to hang small plastic containers (I got mine at IKEA for $1) to hold sponges and for s-hooks to hang other light items like a dish brush. I love how it keeps everything off the counter and adds a bit of color too!
You can watch my kitchen makeover where I also installed a removable backsplash and used temporary wallpaper to add some much needed color in this video here: