Renovation your kitchen certainly isn't a cheap or easy task. It takes a good amount of time, research and money to get your home to look the way you'd like it to. If your kitchen looks out of date, needs an update, or is just plain ugly, then this is a great opportunity for you.
What: Custom Service Hardware is currently hosting a contest giveaway for a grand prize of $3,000 worth of cabinets and cabinet hardware. Also included in the prize are phone consultations with CSH experts along with video tutorials.
Who: This contest is open to individuals in the Continental U.S. who are 18 years of age or older.
When: This content starts January 7, 2013 at 12:00 am (EST) and ends on January 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm (EST).
How: CSH has provided quality, easy-to-install kitchen cabinets, along with a variety of other hardware, to their loyal customers for decades. To enter, send them a picture of your kitchen that proves just how badly it needs to be updated. High-resolution photos are preferred, but not required. Head over to their Facebook page for a simple and easy entry form.
From there, five finalists with the ugliest kitchens submitted will be selected. Their pictures will be posted online, and then the public will vote. So even if you chose not to enter or don't get selected as a finalist, you can cast your vote for the winner of this contest. Once our winner has been selected and installed their new kitchen cabinets with the design assistance from CSH, a before and after post will be put up to show the results of the renovation.
To read the contest's official rules and to enter the contest yourself, click here.
If you’re looking to change the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom, one of the easiest ways is to alter your cabinets. Completely replacing your cabinets can be a costly and long process, but provides you with an entirely new look. Refacing your cabinets is a less expensive and easier way to give them a new look, but doesn’t always deliver the results you want. Factors such as your budget, time constraints and décor ideas are important to figure out before choosing an option.
Refacing your cabinets is the process of changing the doors of the cabinets and leaving the cabinet box as is. Refining the exterior is also commonly associated with the process of refacing. Refacing cabinets includes applying stains, glazes and paints to alter the color, sanding the doors to give the surface a new texture, or replacing the door with a different style (such as shaker style doors or recessed panel doors).
Refacing cabinets is a cheaper alternative since you are only changing the door, usually for aesthetic purposes. It also can be done by yourself, so you save money that you would usually spend on a contractor or carpenter.
Replacing your cabinets means you take out the old and bring in the new. You can change up the structure, size and type of wood that you are going to use for your cabinet. This allows you to change the overall structure and look of your space, whereas refacing just changes the look of the door fronts. This is a great option for those who want a big change or have cabinets that are in very poor condition.
When choosing to replace your cabinets in their entirely, it’s important to do your research. Shop around for different deals with companies, research the different wood types and pay attention to trends and décor ideas for inspiration. Replacing cabinets can be costly and time-consuming, so you want to make sure you get the best deal you can.