Redoing A Kitchen

Redoing A Kitchen

Get the Look for Less Want to redo your kitchen without breaking the bank? “It is possible to give your kitchen a whole new look for much less money,” says Nikki Trivisonno, president of the Ohio State Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “But you have to be willing to make some compromises.” Start by updating the color and reducing clutter then add new hardware, fixtures and a backsplash. You’ll go a long way toward stealing the high-end look you crave. Replace the Hardware “Hardware has a really big impact on a kitchen’s style, so changing it is a great way to freshen up the look of your kitchen,” says Trivisonno. For less than a couple hundred dollars and just a few hours of work, a homeowner can swap out every handle and knob in the kitchen. Styles range from contemporary to rustic to traditional. Finishes come in ultra-popular oil-rubbed bronze or easy-to-clean polished chrome. To make installation a breeze, Trivisonno suggests that homeowners bring along an old drawer pull when shopping to make sure the new hardware matches the holes of the previous set. Depending on the style and finish of the hardware and the number of drawers and cabinets, the average kitchen can be completed for as little as $150. Replace the Faucet Fixtures are the jewelry of the kitchen, and the kitchen sink is often the focal point of the room. Investing in a new faucet is a simple and cost-effective way of giving the whole room an updated look. Like cabinet hardware, faucets come in a wide range of shapes, styles and finishes, making it easy to match the decor of the room. Kitchen faucets come in single- and double-handled models and can include a separate pull-out sprayer, requiring an additional slot. Match the new faucet footprint to the old to save hours of frustration and quite possibly the cost of a brand new sink. Install a Stainless Steel Laminate Backsplash “For a really clean, contemporary look, a homeowner can easily install a stainless steel laminate backsplash,” says Trivisonno. Capped with a thin layer of stainless steel, copper or aluminum, metallic laminate sheets can be used as countertop backsplashes, as appliance covers and for the wall area behind the cooking range. And because they install with little more than a few dabs of panel adhesive, the job is easy enough for any do-it-yourselfer. A properly sized metallic laminate panel affixed to the face of a refrigerator or dishwasher can modernize its look for a tiny fraction of what a new appliance would cost. Add a Ceiling Fan When shopping for a fan, look for the Energy Star Label, which means the product has met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-savings standards. Experts say an energy-efficient fan can save up to 40 percent on summer cooling costs and up to 10 percent in the winter. In other words, they’re well worth the effort to install. They’ll keep your kitchen cool and provide a new visual element to your space.
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Redoing A Kitchen

“Hardware has a really big impact on a kitchen’s style, so changing it is a great way to freshen up the look of your kitchen,” says Trivisonno. For less than a couple hundred dollars and just a few hours of work, a homeowner can swap out every handle and knob in the kitchen. Styles range from contemporary to rustic to traditional. Finishes come in ultra-popular oil-rubbed bronze or easy-to-clean polished chrome. To make installation a breeze, Trivisonno suggests that homeowners bring along an old drawer pull when shopping to make sure the new hardware matches the holes of the previous set. Depending on the style and finish of the hardware and the number of drawers and cabinets, the average kitchen can be completed for as little as $150.
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Redoing A Kitchen

Budget Kitchen Redo When people walk into your home, you hope the first rooms they see make a good impression. For homeowners Samantha and Bryan Langdeau, that meant working nights and weekends putting together a better, more efficient kitchen. New upper cabinets mean the Langdeau’s no longer have to walk across the house for Tupperware and pots they used to store in a guest bedroom closet. Plus, they dressed up the dated room with new hardware, fixtures, and trim. “Now we find ourselves in the kitchen more often than the living room,” says Samantha. “It’s one of our favorite spaces.” Learn more about how they transformed their kitchen on a budget, and steal ideas for your own remodel. Shown: Brushed nickel hardware on new cabinets and refaced old ones, pendulum light fixtures, and bright finishing touches update the space.
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Redoing A Kitchen

Want to redo your kitchen without breaking the bank? “It is possible to give your kitchen a whole new look for much less money,” says Nikki Trivisonno, president of the Ohio State Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “But you have to be willing to make some compromises.” Start by updating the color and reducing clutter then add new hardware, fixtures and a backsplash. You’ll go a long way toward stealing the high-end look you crave.
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Redoing A Kitchen

Fixtures are the jewelry of the kitchen, and the kitchen sink is often the focal point of the room. Investing in a new faucet is a simple and cost-effective way of giving the whole room an updated look. Like cabinet hardware, faucets come in a wide range of shapes, styles and finishes, making it easy to match the decor of the room. Kitchen faucets come in single- and double-handled models and can include a separate pull-out sprayer, requiring an additional slot. Match the new faucet footprint to the old to save hours of frustration and quite possibly the cost of a brand new sink.
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Redoing A Kitchen

When people walk into your home, you hope the first rooms they see make a good impression. For homeowners Samantha and Bryan Langdeau, that meant working nights and weekends putting together a better, more efficient kitchen. New upper cabinets mean the Langdeau’s no longer have to walk across the house for Tupperware and pots they used to store in a guest bedroom closet. Plus, they dressed up the dated room with new hardware, fixtures, and trim. “Now we find ourselves in the kitchen more often than the living room,” says Samantha. “It’s one of our favorite spaces.” Learn more about how they transformed their kitchen on a budget, and steal ideas for your own remodel.
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Redoing A Kitchen

Everybody wants a gorgeous kitchen, but spending $50,000 to remodel isn’t an option for many people in the current economic climate. With home values not rising as they once did, investing in a high-end custom kitchen may not make economic sense. The good news is there are some ways to update your kitchen without busting your budget.
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Redoing A Kitchen

When people walk into your home, you hope the first rooms they see make a good impression. For homeowners Samantha and Bryan Langdeau, that meant working nights and weekends putting together a better, more efficient kitchen. New upper cabinets mean the Langdeau’s no longer have to walk across the house for Tupperware and pots they used to store in a guest bedroom closet. Plus, they dressed up the dated room with new hardware, fixtures, and trim. “Now we find ourselves in the kitchen more often than the living room,” says Samantha. “It’s one of our favorite spaces.” Learn more about how they transformed their kitchen on a budget, and steal ideas for your own remodel. Shown: Brushed nickel hardware on new cabinets and refaced old ones, pendulum light fixtures, and bright finishing touches update the space.
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Kitchen remodeling is notorious for being expensive, but not all projects have to break the bank. Check out these stylish, wallet-smart transformations from DIY Network’s hit show I Hate My Kitchen .
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New cabinets can devour a big chunk of your kitchen upgrade budget and hiring a custom cabinet maker is pricey. However, pre-manufactured, modular kitchen cabinet systems can help save money. They’re worth a look as they have really improved in recent years.
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The kitchen backsplash can be one of the best opportunities to get creative with your kitchen design. It’s a chance to play with a variety of colors, textures, and patterns that may come off as overwhelming when incorporated into other elements of the room. Exciting, right?
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When shopping for a fan, look for the Energy Star Label, which means the product has met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-savings standards. Experts say an energy-efficient fan can save up to 40 percent on summer cooling costs and up to 10 percent in the winter. In other words, they’re well worth the effort to install. They’ll keep your kitchen cool and provide a new visual element to your space.
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inexpensive kitchen redo, like the after ceiling trim too. loving the neutral paint, white cabinets, and tiled backsplash. To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP Easy Surface Prep', available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter.