>> Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – Kitchen
Pictures from finishedkitchens.blogspot
Is there a "new" kitchen in your future...either from scratch or a remodel? Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams at a price you can afford!
Let's talk cabinets today...
-Paint can solve a lot of problems for pretty cheap! Ask your local paint store for tips and the best products to use. One trend that I have been really liking is the center island painted a different color than the rest...like a mostly white cabinet kitchen with a red or black center island...or like in the picture above with a stained wood center island.
-How about taking a few doors off of some strategic cabinets for more of a display shelf and painting the inside a color to pop the items that are being displayed...run some hidden Christmas lights in the back to light up your display.
-Along the same lines...switching a few doors out with glass doors. Paint the outside to match your cabinets, and either paint the inside a contrasting color or cover a board with fabric or even wrapping paper to line the back...change it when you get bored or with the seasons!
-Replace all the doors! Here are some resources:
Falcon Cabinet Doors-lots of choices!
Ebay-try an "unfinished cabinet door" search
-Resurface what you've got! My mom did this and it looks GREAT! Look in your local yellow pages...I've even seen it available at Lowe's.
-Replace all the cabinets...more pricey for sure, but sometimes the best option. Here's some resources:
Ebay-a "kitchen cabinet" search will yield you lots of results! Take some time and look it through...amazing prices!
Ready to Assemble-if you or some you know (who loves you a whole lot) is handy, this could be a great option for you. Here's another option.
Unfinished kitchen cabinets- finish it yourself and save! (Or use to supplement your already existing cabinets) Here's another resource.
Craigslist- look in the material category. I've seen brand new kitchens being sold for dirt cheap because a customer changed their mind after ordering.
Building Supply Auctions- great resource for lots of building supplies...the ones I've been to have many "kitchen packages" to chose from.
That's probably enough info. for one day...stay tuned for more tips and tricks!