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I’ve heard they sell houses.
Have you heard that too?
Once again, I’ll remind you that my ultimate goal here is to sell this house and move out to the country. I’ll also remind you that I’m attempting to change our entire house with little to no extra money to do so.
Let’s face it. Kids are expensive. Houses are expensive.
Life is expensive.
Making your space better, doesn’t have to be.
With that said, since kitchens sell houses, I decided to start there. Here is what I had to work with.
Yes… I know. A dream come true isn’t it?
No. No it’s not. It’s awful. Okay, it’s not like unlivable awful, but it certainly isn’t going to make anyone go,
“Whoa. We should buy this house. This kitchen is amaze-balls!”
That would not have happened.
The cherry table just didn’t look right with my pristine white cabinets, it had to go…Or at least be prettified.
I didn’t want the ugly trash can sitting around, plus everyone knows “the” kitchens have a trash cabinet
with awesome Cup Pulls
The white laminate counters
, yeah they had
Everyone knows open shelvin
g is all the rage, all the cool kitchens are doing it!
Our little rolling island needed a makeover also. White is the new cherry around here.
Well, much improved in my humble opinion.
Let’s compare shall we…
Camera 1: Yuck.
Camera 2: Yeah.
Yeah…, but that stove and the floors have got to go. Someday.
Cost breakdown for this kitchen:
Cabinet moulding: $ 28.60
Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations: $ 120.00
Cabinet Hardware $50.00
Cabinet repair: $ 19.98
Range Cover: $ 23.10
Shelves: $ 40.00
Craiglist Sink: $ 100.00
New faucet: $ 140.00
Outlets and face plates: $ 52.41
Clearance Tile and supplies: $ 49.00
Grand total: $ 818.87
Not bad for a brand spankin’ new kitchen!For tutorials and the process of all my projects, click the links above or go to my Kitchen Tutorial Page!
The dining room is on my list, especially the windows. They need casing/moulding and flair. I’m tired of being in this room. I’m moving to a different part of the house next!
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