Who doesn’t want a brand new kitchen? Although not all of us can afford a new kitchen every time things start to look familiar and common place, there are ways that we can make the old kitchen look new again. Try these ten tips to see how new your kitchen can actually look! Continue reading “10 Easy Ways to Update your Kitchen”
How many times have I cringed as my cabinet doors slammed shut behind me? More times than I can count. I loved my old vintage cabinets, but I couldn’t stand the doors slamming, and I knew I had to do something about it.
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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 If your kitchen looks out of date, needs an update, or is just plain ugly, then this is a great opportunity for you.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.
After remodeling your kitchen cabinets, you will probably have a large amount of debris left over. Instead of throwing away your old cabinet doors, save them! There are so many easy and affordable ways to repurpose and reuse your old kitchen cabinet doors. Here are a few ideas we found online with links to the project so you can even do it yourself.
Use an old cabinet door as a lovely serving tray. Simply prime and pant the door- add a lovely design if you want like the one shown above- and you”re done. Adding drawer pulls will add an elegant look and also serve as handles for easy carrying.
Use your old cabinet doors as a way to display your favorite pieces of art. Spruce up any bare wall space by hanging up your old cabinet doors. There are so many options here- you can add your favorite photo to the center, create your own piece of art using craft supplies or add items such as vases for a 3-D effect. The possibilities are endless when you use an old cabinet door as a frame.
You probably wouldn”t think of using an old kitchen staple and turning it into a bedroom item you”ll use each and every night, but this easy headboard tutorial will show you otherwise. It adds a regal look to your bedroom and is surprisingly easy and cheap to complete (it only costs about $15!)
Take an old cabinet door and paint the center with chalkboard paint, leaving the raised or recessed outside panels as a decorative border. You can add monograms or text to the panels to personalize this as a gift, or just leave it plain. These make great housewarming gifts and are a fun way to display what”s for dinner, the shopping list, or even to use as a greeting for house guests. If you”re not into using chalk, try applying a magnetic paint instead for a cute magnetic memo board to hang in any room.
Make a cute coat hanger with an old cabinet door, some hooks and a fresh coat of paint. This is perfect for entryways, closets, or even in your bedroom as a place to hand purses or jewelry. Experiment with different sizes and types of hooks as well as patterns and designs with the paint.
Cabinet knobs are an affordable and fairly quick way to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom. Since an entire remodel is usually out of the question (and your budget), knobs are a simple way to give your home an instant update. The proper hardware will help to create a cohesive look to each of the rooms in your home.
Cabinet knobs are available in a wide variety of materials. Common options include metal knobs like aluminum, brass, bronze, chrome, copper, iron, pewter, silver and stainless steel. Glass knobs are traditionally seen on bedroom dressers, but will add a lovely and elegant accent to your kitchen or bathroom. Glass knobs are scratch-resistant, durable and have a finish that won’t wear off as easily as wooden or plated knobs. Wooden knobs are always a great option as well, since they blend in with most cabinets and can easily be painted to your liking. Plastic knobs are a common and affordable option as well.
Another thing to take into consideration when choosing knobs for your cabinets is the color. Wooden knobs can easily be painted to achieve the color you want. You can choose polished, antiqued or rubbed versions of the different metal knobs as well. Brightly colored pulls can bring some excitement to your plain kitchen, while a polished and shiny option will offer a more modern look that will be in style for years to come.
The shape and size of the knobs can also drastically change the look of your room. If you’re tired of boring options, you can choose fun shapes to fit with the room’s décor. For example, seashell knobs would match with a beach-themed bathroom and apple knobs would look great in a country-style kitchen. Since the knobs on your cabinets will get a lot of use, it’s important to choose a shape and size that is comfortable to the touch.
To keep your knobs looking new, clean them once a week or so. Usually mild soap and water with a cloth will do the trick- just make sure to dry them immediately after to prevent any rust. Stay away from harsh household cleaners with chemicals.
As you can see, even though knobs may seem like just a small part of your room, they can have a large impact on the aesthetic. Choose a knob that is comfortable, durable and complements the look of your space and watch as the compliments roll in.