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Dec 24, 2009
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Easy and Affordable Steps to Add Life to a Dated Kitchen

 

Is your kitchen looking a little tired and dated? Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse throughout their lifetime, with lots of banging and closing of doors and drawers. And, just like any other room, kitchen decorating has trends and phases. What was hot 10 years ago might seem a little common place. If your kitchen needs a new look it may be time to think about kitchen cabinet resurfacing.

It’s expensive to completely replace your old kitchen with kitchen cabinets. But kitchen cabinet resurfacing is an affordable way to completely change the look of the kitchen, without ripping cabinets of the wall and disrupting your kitchen for months.

Resurfacing is a fairly simple process. You choose a kitchen cabinet look – the type of wood or material, the color or finish, and style of the cabinets and doors. You replace your old cabinet doors and drawers with the new style, and you trim the exposed surfaces of the cabinets – the framework with a veneer in the desired style. Instead of replacing the old doors and drawers, you can also apply the same veneer to the surface of the drawers and doors.

This option is both easy-to-do and affordable. You spend a fraction of a kitchen-remodeling budget when you opt for kitchen cabinet resurfacing. The team that resurfaces the cabinets can usually finish in one or two days – compare that with weeks of a torn up kitchen for a major remodel!

Sometimes a good update for a kitchen starts with the countertops. Just like cabinets, kitchen countertops can become quickly dated and worn looking. Both the kitchen cabinet and counter can become stale looking, or less than fashionable.

Some kitchen cabinets and counters really show the decade of their installation. For instance, Formica countertop material is one of the least expensive countertop options. Unfortunately, it’s one of the surfaces that show its age quickly. It’s easy to burn or scratch, or simply wear after years of use. Another popular surface was manufactured counter tops that resemble stone. These days it’s almost the same price to get granite countertops as manufactured stone – but you get that natural beauty.

There are a lot of other popular kitchen cabinet and counter styles to change your kitchen looks. Natural stone is very popular – with granite taking the lead as one of the most coveted surfaces. Polished concrete, stainless steel, and glass tile are also popular options to update a kitchen look.

If the current economy makes you think you’ll stay in your home for a while, give some thought to updating your kitchen. Kitchen cabinet resurfacing, or changing the kitchen cabinet and counter will make your home feel fresh and updated, without a big investment. It will make a huge difference to the value of your home, and you get the satisfaction of a beautifully updated kitchen.

James Mahoney is the owner of Kitchen Designers Ideas.com. He has written many articles on kitchen design and puts out an information packed newletter. Learn about kitchen design ideas and trends by visiting his site at http://www.KitchenDesignersIdeas.com

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Dec 24, 2009
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Affordable Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

 

By applying some affordable bathroom remodeling ideas, want to tear out and go for a complete itching of your old bathroom? Then instead of spending handsome money and breaking your bank, go for these few tips. You will surely bring some drastic change in your bathroom every now and then.

Accessories

Visited any bathroom store these days? If not please go and see so many trendy small knick- knack items are available these days at such affordable ranges, say towel bars, cup holders, medicine cabinets, etc.

Start choosing the ones which may go well with your bathroom. These tiny stuffs can surely bring a drastic change to your boring bathroom. After all, this is the part of your house which actually provides you all the positive vibrant energy you may need to start a day afresh.

Depending on your budget and your bathroom remodeling ideas, choose the items. You may choose some exotic items that way and few cheaper ones as well. Buy out such items which are cheap and you can just change those in every three months gap without affecting your bank balance. Find few more accessories which can actually bring a dramatic change in your bathroom.

Shower Curtain and towel

Buy out a unique pastel colored, floral printed or a funky patterned shower curtain and a towel which just compliments the color of the shower curtain.

Rug

Changing the flooring of the room every now and then may seem an impossible task. Then why not change your bathroom rug on regular intervals? Buy out colorful water mats and rugs and give an entire new look to the bathroom in a negligible amount.

Mirror, Vanity Light and Vanity

Vanity light, mirror and vanity are such items which you can replace quite often. You may buy out a chic cabinet pull. Go for such eclectic stuffs like canisters, mint julep cups, and trays that can both be used as a soap dispensers and toothbrush holders. Another good idea! Buy out a cute funky toilet box for keeping the toilet paper rolls or your towels.

Right kind of light in your bathroom may act as a positive mood lifter. Instead of using the same old light shades try out some unique stuff. Put a chandelier or a lantern in the middle of your bathroom. Try out these few bathroom remodeling ideas and see how you can give that extra elegance to your bathroom instantly!

Visit smallbathroomideas.net to learn more bathroom tile ideas and small bathroom ideas.

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Dec 24, 2009
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Discount Kitchen Cabinets

 

If you are tired of your old kitchen and are looking for ways to give it a new lease on life at affordable rates, then discounted kitchen cabinets can provide you with an ideal solution. This is for people who don’t want to actually replace the cabinets, but just give them a new look to brighten up the surroundings.

Buying discount kitchen cabinets are more affordable than replacing cabinets and have the advantage of giving your kitchen a fresh, clear and polished look. This brightens up the kitchen environment making working in it a pleasant experience. Also, if you are thinking of selling your home, new well-polished cabinets will definitely increase its resale value.

You can get discount kitchen cabinets by either refacing or refinishing your existing cabinets. Refacing kitchen cabinets is a way to give your cabinets a new ‘face’. For this, you can call any professional contractor who will remove your cabinet doors and then wrap thin veneers on them. Through cabinet refacing and refinishing you can not only revitalize your cabinets, but also save money that otherwise you would have incurred if you had replaced them.

You can pick your choice of veneers from a wide range of colors and finishes ranging from cherry to mahogany, or any color that blends with the color of the walls. Refacing is a relatively simple process that you can do it yourself.

The other option to remodel the kitchen cabinets is by refinishing. You can hire a professional contractor who can paint the cabinets for you. Painting kitchen cabinets usually takes three to four days. Instead of hiring a professional contractor, you can also do the painting yourself.

In fact, refinishing cabinets can provide you the perfect stimulus to satisfy your creative urges. Add to this the excitement of trying out something new and you’ll achieve the signature of a personal touch, a unique hand painted look that blends effortlessly with the rest of the kitchen.

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