She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth.
Whether you're planning a simple kitchen spruce-up or a complete overhaul, deciding what to do about your cabinetry is one of the biggest decisions you'll make.
Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets. We received our new family room rug the same day that we had the carpets cleaned, so while waiting for the carpets to dry, I rolled it out in our living room. Okay so what not a good before and after with out a hideous before?
There we are few other things that I did to make the kitchen look a little better in itself and in our space. Added some hardware (I went for the color black to match the grout and appliances) 2. All of a sudden the tile in the kitchen was not as offensive, because it matched something else… Okay this is not super hideous (although you need to see how truly disgusting it was…) Cleaning up the mess after buying our house: " alt="" src=" width="500" height="375" border="0" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="" data-jpibfi-post-url=" data-jpibfi-post-title="Kitchen Review and Reveal" data-pin-url=" data-pin-media=" Small repair and updates over time (before the actual makeover): Installing a subway tile back splash (and tutorial): Updating the Cabinets Tutorial (without painting of course): Well, what do you think? I love the ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets that we came up with!
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She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two.
"If they are not high-quality cabinets to begin with, it usually makes sense to replace the entire piece," says Deborah Ramos, an interior designer in St. "Cabinets built prior to the 1980s were generally built of better materials than newer ones.
Back then, 3/4-inch plywood was actually 3/4 inches thick and particle board was used for floor underlayment," explains Gary, who handles both refacing and new cabinet construction.
New cabinets can take up nearly 50 percent of your total budget for a kitchen renovation, and functional cabinets can mean the difference between a kitchen that works and one that doesn't.
But what if you can't afford to buy all-new cabinets with the latest storage features and styles?
"If the cabinets have a visible open grain, the grooves are going to show through the paint," warns Don Fahrbach, president of professional painting company PNP Craftsmen in New York City.
"Even if it wasn't super obvious when the wood was just stained, it's going to be more evident once the paint dries." You can fill the grain with putty, but that can be time-intensive and challenging to get just right."This isn't a lazy Sunday project," says Sherry Petersik, who, along with her husband, chronicled kitchen painting projects on her popular blog Young House Love.
If the cabinets you have now aren't deep enough to hold your saucepans or tall enough to accommodate your cookie trays, replacing them completely may be the better option.