Kitchen Remodel on A Budget!
Earlier this year I went "back home" and helped remodel the kitchen in the home I grew up in. My brother currently lives in the house with his brand new baby! Since they had their hands full, my mom and I went to help after they had a water heater mishap. The water heater flooded the house and ruined the floors in the kitchen. We thought this would be the prefect time to do a budget remodel! While they would love to gut the kitchen and get all new cabinets - that simply wasn't in the budget! Instead we updated the old kitchen cabinets, added some paint, and replaced those floors!
One of the hardest parts was tearing up that yucky old floor. Man was this stuff STUCK!
The old cabinet doors were in good shape, they just looked dated with that 70s design on the front. We sanded them down really well and stripped off the glossy finish, etc.
We then filled in the designs with wood filler. My brother does auto body work so he was REALLY good with that putty knife!
After the designs were filled in, we framed out the doors for a more modern look. This was a bit pricey as the trim alone cost over $100 dollars but it was much cheaper than replacing the doors! (You can get all the details as well as a tutorial on doing this from my blog - the link is at the bottom of this post!)
We also added new peel and stick backsplash (you can get all the details as well as a tutorial on doing this from my blog - the link is at the bottom of this post!)
My mom wanted us to stick with a darker color on the cabinets (I would have loved to paint them white!!) because there's now a little boy living in the house. These won't show dirty from little hands as badly!
You can see a TON more photos as well as detailed information on everything we used in the project (with separate tutorials for each one!) on my blog!
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