Not a complete remodel, but great coastal update for small kitchen! we had a small L shaped kitchen that had been flipped before we purchased 6 years ago. It had new cabinets and stainless appliances, but the laminate counters and brown tile backsplash weren’t my style. Plus I didn’t have enough drawer or counter space. We added a coffee bar with trash pullout and added real Shiplap backsplash and used daich spreadstone mineral select on the counters.
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this but we were using a stand up clothes armoire as a simple DIY pantry in our kitchen because we didn’t have enough space to hold all our food stuffs. Hey, you do what you need to do. And I needed more space for my canned goods. My husband, Roy, who’s not a carpenter, finally decided he was going to make us a pantry. It would be small and in the corner, but it would be floor to ceiling.
We decided it was time to bring our builder's grade oak cabinetry, laminate countertop, wallpaper backsplash (and walls) 1986 kitchen into the new millennium; but we had to do it on a shoestring budget. That budget would include new cabinets top to bottom, new stove & microwave ventahood, granite counters, tile backsplash, flooring, the works.
As we all know, decor trends are always changing. It's hard to keep up. Are you itching for a new holiday style, but worried about budget? You can create a whole new look for your Christmas tree using Dollar Store items for A LOT less than you would expect!
Solar Lamp DIY - Add style and ambiance to your outdoor living with this easy DIY project. Light up your evenings on the patio. I have been wanting to make a solar lamp for our backyard patio area for a long time. So, I kept an eye out for the perfect base to accomplish my goal. Luke and I stumbled upon a tall candlestick with a concrete base that we thought would work perfectly.
When we moved into our home the wall behind our stove was dominated by heavy, imposing cabinetry that made the ceiling feel low and the room feel cramped. I had in mind the look I was going for and I knew I could achieve the style I was going for on a budget.Here is the "before" photo....I was able to remove the cabinetry and tile the whole wall from counter to ceiling. I had found a vent/fan at Ikea in the AS IS for 50% off. It's designed to be an under cabinet mounted vent/fan and it vents to the outside of our house.
My kitchen was just tacky. Peeling blond cabinets w pink laminate counters! UGLY!! So without much money I did my 1st project and the result is amazing!
This picture is the final look and after 18 months they still look the same. Everyone who comes to my place fawns all over these counters. Ooh ah. Lol.
In the interest of doing Pinterest on a budget, I searched non tile backsplash. Tile is great but it a little more expensive and a little harder to do yourself. As I move upstairs into my bathroom, I will be doing tile and creating the e course on that, but for the simplicity and budget in a kitchen I chose a different path. After doing some searching on Pinterest, I happened upon shiplap backsplashes.
We had to come up with ways to remodel our entire kitchen on a tight budget. Our new "old" home is a 100 year old Craftsman. This kitchen has never seen a dishwasher or microwave. Our big splurges for this project will be the appliances and quartz counter top, most everything else will be DIY projects. We have started with the ceiling using a creative , out-of-the-box product.
As many of you know, Rob and I are on the homestretch of a little kitchen/living room renovation in our small home. Thankfully, Rob knows construction quite well as he owns his own subcontracting/carpentry business, but for the past 21+ months, he's been the project manager on a huge residential job for a well known manufacturer owner. Between him being on the dream job he's currently on and me working with Hometalk, our wheels have been spinning on how we could improve the space (or lack thereof) in our own humble abode. Instead of adding a full blown extension, we thought it was be more beneficial financially for us if we re-worked the space we already had. With this decision, we had to knock down some walls, make a few new ones, and add in things like base molding. Rob took the lead on this project as he knows what he's doing (and let's face it, I don't when it comes to construction!) and I was his little helper.
While our renovations were taking place this summer, I, like most normal breathing women, did not want drywall dust in every nook and cranny in my house. So when we cut out this little "window" between our kitchen wall and sunroom/eating area, I had an idea on how to keep the dust to a minimal and it surprisingly worked out pretty well! Maybe some of you already know this trick, but if you don't - hope you can use it!
First, I want everyone to know that I am not a blogger or writer and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn last night. Also, when these pics were taken, they were for memory sake, not for a post here on Hometalk. With that cleared up front; When we bought this house, the layout and bones were Perfect! They were exactly what I had been looking for, for almost 4 months! What with all these heavy iron bars on every window, yeah, I said that. It just screamed DREAM HOME at me.Ahhhh,, one would think this was a dicey area of town, NOT to me though. The kitchen was first on my hit list!
Remember when we got rid of the microwave over the stove-top? We added a Rustic Range Hood...but where was the microwave going? Right here! We opened up cabinets and created a 'built-in' cupboard look - adding an easy Microwave Cubby for a counter-depth microwave! This is one of my top 5 Favorite DIY's that we've ever done...
We bought an old home and remodeled. I had painted mahogany cabinets cream colored and antiqued them and the next project was the back splash.I wanted a copper colored back splash and when browsing through the internet, pennies came up. After researching, trying different patterns, and learning from my own mistakes, we completed our project.