The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid: Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom [...]
We started the kitchen cabinet cleaning over the weekend and discovered several problems:
PROBLEM #1: DRAWER GUIDES
Several drawers are missing guides, or the guide ROLLERS are missing… Ugh. Look at how OLD these things are!
This “bottom-mount” style is no longer available and there’s no sides to mount today’s “side-mount” style…
It’s going to be hairy to get these out and replace them! Hmmmm…. we’ll figure that out later.
PROBLEM #2: RANGE OPENING
We had planned to convert the range opening from a slide-in / drop-in style to a freestanding style. Mostly because it makes for easier access for maintenance AND about 1/2 the cost to replace.
Seemed simple enough- just take the range out, cut away the tile floor trim, bust out the solid piece on the bottom and cut the tile countertop back to the wall.
So we pulled the stove and tossed it.
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Grab a cup of coffee, this is going to be a long one.... For those of you who just stumbled upon this blog and need bit of backstory- this is for a property that we have as a rental. The current countertops are in great shape, just outdated print (peach and blue and tan stripe/checkered pattern). There's [...]
[Reposted from my home improvement blog as we 'flipped' a house] This weekend's focus was painting trim- filling nail holes, replacing caulk around windows, painting window sills and every single inch of trim around the floors and doors- most with 3 coats. Here's Jim's workstation for the "loose" trim: Brooke painted the trim in the [...]
There's lots of online tutorials and videos for installing Tin Tile Backsplashes, so I won't go into the "how to", I'm just here to post the tips and tricks I learned along the way. And of course show the Before and After transformation! First up, we were not going to be removing the old backsplash, [...]