When shopping for a new home, Laura and Jason had a hard time finding one they loved, so instead they looked for a home that had good bones and the potential for a full renovation.
When they found the home they ended up purchasing, they knew the kitchen would be the first thing they wanted to update.
He suggested that I add crown molding to the top of the cabinets and trim to the bottom to update them.
I love working on this blog, posting pictures, writing articles and basically fluffing everything up to make it pretty.
What I don’t enjoy is the backend technical stuff and it seems that’s all I’ve been dealing with this week!
It’s a small amount of trim so it doesn’t hang too low or take up much visual space between the cabinets and counters, but adds a lot of character.
What’s also nice about this trim piece is that if you add under cabinet lighting, the lighting fixtures will be hidden.
I have been carefully recording all the costs as well..
and even after spending 00 for new Bosch appliances the total still came to less than 00 for the whole thing. To pay a contractor to do it, it would have easily been double that.
What do you do when life hands you perfectly functional 1980s kitchen cabinets — in a 1952 house?
Susan turned to the thrifty remodeler’s #1 weapon: Paint.
When a two-bedroom, 1952 red brick ranch in a fantastic neighborhood came on the market, I jumped at the chance to take a look.
The house had belonged to a local family for nearly 50 years, but had been a rental for about half that time before sitting empty for two years.
They also decided to separate the cooktop from the oven (and they chose to go for stacking double ovens).