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 rung of laminate is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. … Continue reading Planning a Kitchen Remodel? Stay away from these things…

Home, Home on the Range (4100 kitchen drama)

Originally posted on Elisa's Ramblings:
Nooooooooo……..!!! 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… Continue reading Home, Home on the Range (4100 kitchen drama)

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  The current countertops are in great shape, just outdated print (peach and blue and tan stripe/checkered pattern).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 about 45 square feet of counter space.  We knew we … Continue reading Our Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Experience

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 closets (and herself!): Here’s two of the finished bedrooms (new paint- … Continue reading Trim and Soffits

Tin Tile Backsplash

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, we were merely wanting to cover it.  This did add … Continue reading Tin Tile Backsplash