Planning a Kitchen Remodel? Stay away from these things…

Planning a Kitchen Remodel?  Stay away from these things…

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 [...]

Home, Home on the Range (4100 kitchen drama)

Home, Home on the Range  (4100 kitchen drama)

Elisa's Ramblings


We started the kitchen cabinet cleaning over the weekend and discovered several problems:


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.


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.


Turns out…

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Our Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Experience

Our Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Experience

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  The current countertops are in great shape, just outdated print (peach and blue and tan stripe/checkered pattern).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 [...]

Trim and Soffits

Trim and Soffits

[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 [...]