Design & Planning Kitchen
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Whether you're updating here and there, or completely transforming your space – you'll find helpful tips, exciting trends and bright ideas to get you started.
Before-and-After | Amy N.
My Remodeling Goal
We saw potential, despite the smell in this 1957 ranch style home. We wanted the kitchen and attached den to flow as one large room for entertaining,so we removed the wall of cabinets and bricked in a window on the opposite wall to add some of the cabinets back in. Our goal was to create a comfortable functional area that our family could enjoy in the evenings while I prepared our dinners. I also made certain that I had ceramic flooring in a terracotta shade (as to not show trash) because of all the traffic to and from the pool located just off of the kitchen. It's everything I'd hoped for!
Tips and Advice from My Remodeling Experience
Always budget for the unexpected! Unforeseen problems are going to arise..just make sure you've put a little extra to the side for them! Try to do everything you can yourself to save money..labor will eat you up! But, who wouldn't agree that those guys earn every penny? Plan ahead and take advantage of coupons for your local hardware store as well as purchasing items such as lighting, faucets and door hardware when they are at rock bottom prices! (The pot rack over my island was my first purchase approx 8 months before we started the remodel!) Remember to have fun..this is YOUR dream kitchen!