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Update Your Kitchen: 7 Transformative Projects

Is your kitchen starting to look dated? These 7 easy tips from Domestic CEO will have you refreshed in no time flat!

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DIY Pantry Makeover

Our old pantry was functional enough but had a lot of wasted space. When I started this remodel I planned on replacing thAe wire shelving with white shelves, wanted a counter for a coffee pot and a space for our keg orator.
For more detail make sure to check out the full blog post at Ginger & The Huth

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Faux Tile Backsplash With Paint!

Hey all! Welcome to my kitchen. It's builder grade basic and the only personal touch I've made on it since moving in four years ago, is painting the walls red.

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Faux Brick Backsplash

DIY Faux Brick backsplash from faux brick panels

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Stainless Backsplash

During the past few days I have been rethinking my back splash behind my stove. It seems like every time I am making sauces, I end up with some on the back splash behind my stove. My back splash has the glass tiles, but there is stone in it too. It is such a pain trying to get the sauce out of the stone. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this little problem.So, I came up with the idea of putting stainless steel behind the stove. (I love the stainless look). I loaded up the doggies and we went to our home improvement store. I went up and down the isles, thinking and looking for something that would suffice for what I was looking for. Then we came upon the plumbing department. Then I came across this:

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Built-in Kitchen Banquette

We recently added a built-in Banquette to our 120 square foot kitchen. We are really enjoying all the extra seating the new banquette created. The seat of our banquette opens up for extra storage. What a difference it makes to our tiny cape! The previous home owners didn't have a dining table in this small kitchen and now we can seat eight people and have squeezed 10 kids around this spot. We did some major renovations to this kitchen too- cabinet refacing and tile.BEFORE banquette and kitchen remodel.

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Kitchen Updates

A while back, I posted before and after photos of my painted kitchen cabinets with new hardware here on Hometalk. I recently painted the walls a new color and added some decorative pieces and wanted to share some of the updates
I took the top photo of my kitchen several years ago....long before I started my blog. I snapped the photo on my phone one night in an attempt to get it on the Personal Color Viewer on Benjamin Moore’s website. This is the best before picture I have, but I wish I had taken one in the daytime for better comparison.

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Kitchen Island Miracle

Our kitchen was baaaad. And we didn't want to do a massive overhaul because of bigger dreams for this space! But then the ReStore and our contractor's suggestion came to our rescue... what a difference a new and improved kitchen island makes.

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How We Remodeled Our Kitchen for Less Than $600

Meet my kitchen on the day we moved in. Some background: this image (from the realtor) is HEAVILY photoshopped to make the space appear much brighter and larger than it actually is. The white laminate cabinets were actually covered in brown goo (grease?) and were from the 1970s, when our home was last updated. The black granite and stainless steel appliances were added prior to it being sold to help "modernize" the space.

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A 90's Breakfast Area Brought Into The New Millennium

When we purchased our new-to-us home, we were faced with a drab and rather unexciting breakfast area. So, I took the area out of the 90's and brought it into this millennium with a total makeover!

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Easy Kitchen Tile Makeover

I did this super simple project that only cost me $1 in materials (yay Dollar Tree!) but it makes a huge impact! Before this project, my kitchen had all white tiles and no way to break up all the white with color. But, after this very easy project, the transformation is amazing!

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How To Lay Vinyl Black And White Flooring (In Stripes!)

To cap off our kitchen mini-makeover we knew we had to do something about the floor. Enter: vinyl black and white floor tile. Did I mention that we completed the floors for under $45? Crazy cheap right? Here's how we laid vinyl floor tile...

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Tuscany Kitchen - Before and After Photos

Here are some great before and after photos of a remodeling project that was submitted by one of our customers. They used our Tuscany Maple cabinets to transform an outdated kitchen into a modern and functional space.

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Easy Faux Granite Counter Top

Super Easy and Cheap Counter top makeover that will give new life to your kitchen for less than $60

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Super Simple DIY Tile Backsplash

I have been wanting to add a backsplash above the stove for a while. The kitchen floor was recently redone (due to flooding) and I was going to have the same contractor add a backsplash above the stove for $200.00. This price was for labor only. I would need to provide the grout, thin set, and tile. Well, the contractor got very busy and two weeks went by. One night (Thursday), I finally decided to do the backsplash myself. Friday morning, I was at Home Depot gathering my supplies. Saturday, I was laying tile. Sunday, I grouted. Done!

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Textured Wallpaper in Kitchen

I wanted a easy and frugal update to my kitchen.

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Complete Kitchen Renovation on a Tiny Budget

Here is our lake cabin kitchen, which is almost 40 years old. The cabin sustained water damage throughout, which prompted the renovation. One thing led to another....

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Kitchen Reno....part 1 for $1000.00

After relocating some kitchen cabinets...moving the fridge and water line which proved to be a job on it's own...we started the demo. After some minor delays and some repairs to walls we started the installation of the new base cabinets.and then the counter tops.... Some of the set backs; we discovered 5 holes behind just one of the old base cabinet and evidence of mice...yuk!We also had a leak...To seal the holes we used metal sheet rock repair patches,we applied as directed but had further secured them with screws...

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Kitchen Cabinet Redo

Through my sister I met a wonderful couple who had heard of my work/projects/hobby. They asked me to update their kitchen cabinets. I used a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit in Gunstock with black glaze. I love the transformation. They had a BEAUTIFUL kitchen to begin with, but NOW!!.... take a look.

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Temporary Removable Backsplash

We rent our home, so I'm always looking for temporary ways to add character and decorate without causing permanent damage. Our kitchen is beautiful, but a bit bland. When I stumbled across this peel-and-stick temporary wallpaper that looks like white subway tile, I almost fell over.

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Adding Trim to 1960s Cabinets

When we moved into our home a decade ago, we were faced with the 1960s original cabinets in the kitchen. Working on a tight budget, and a ticking clock with a baby on the way, we had to make due. So we ripped out the bulkhead, painted them, and got new hardware. That's about as fancy as we could get.

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How To Easily And Beautifully Give Your Windows Privacy

I found the perfect way to easily and beautifully give your windows privacy using a removable film laminate. It’s the ideal way to give your windows the privacy they need and at the same time, get the beauty of stained glass.

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Painted Dishwasher

This project has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to finally be able to scream it to the world, I PAINTED MY DISHWASHER!

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Creating a Pass Through in Our Wall

On our mission to make our raised ranch/bi-level home not so cookie cutter, and give us some natural light in our kitchen we knew we had to open up the wall somehow.

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Kitchen Tour - The Details

I participated in a detailed kitchen tour this summer where we shared building materials, organizing and heavy details. For more details and photos, please visit my blog post. tour