DIY Kitchen Renovations

Once you have devised a definite plan for how your kitchen needs to look, you have to start comparing prices of the items that you will need. Do not try to knock out the entire kitchen

A renovation project costs a lot, especially when it comes to renovating your kitchen. It can costs hundreds and thousands of dollars if you are looking to get the newest and the best. But if you have the time and the energy to invest, you can cut the cost of this project and actually do the renovation yourself.

So, how many changes? The amount of additions and changes can greatly impact the cost of your renovation. A major cost that comes with a kitchen renovation is that there are new appliances that are to be purchased. Kitchen appliances include a dishwasher, stove and oven, microwave, and toaster at the bare minimum. Most people also want to include a toaster oven and coffee maker in their regular rotation, and there are other appliances like a juicer or waffle maker that might be added as well. The cost of these items, even on sale, is going to be no less than a couple of thousand dollars. Regardless of what you need to change, the best idea for this is that you have to decide and plan ahead of time.

A unique way to cut the costs of your renovation project is to throw out the idea of completely replacing certain aspects and consider the possibility of resurfacing. . An original and cost effective way to go about this is to actually just resurface the old cabinets and counter tops. Remember, the idea in DIY is to be creative. The key is to just make sure that everything works well together.

Once you have devised a definite plan for how your kitchen needs to look, you have to start comparing prices of the items that you will need. Do not try to knock out the entire kitchen.

You’ll want to check with your municipality as most major projects like kitchen renovations require you to obtain a building permit. Electrical and plumbing permits may also have to be obtained separately.

Once you have devised a definite plan for how your kitchen needs to look, you have to start comparing prices of the items that you will need. Do not try to knock out the entire kitchen

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DIY Veggie Stamps

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Last post, you learned how using a magnetic strip to display and store your knives can be a practical and decorative move for your kitchen. Today, we’ll focus on a more colorful and organic way to do it!

Fruit and veggie stamps are a great way to add a fun and fresh vibe to your kitchen walls. These type of stamps are also quite eco-friendly – After you’re done with your project, you can shop them up and use them as fertilizer for your garden.

Gather your tools: you’ll need a sharp knife, various vegetables and fruits, brightly-colored acrylic paint, and flat containers for the paint, like plastic dishes you won’t mind parting with. Once you’ve carefully lain out newspaper around the area, slice your vegetables in different kinds of angles. Daub the side you want in a dish of paint, and press onto a spot on the wall to stamp. Voila! You have just made your first vegetable or fruit stamp. Have fun experimenting with different colors and textures!

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