photo is an online picture diary of our home kitchen renovation. From
the plans, demolition, removal and rebuilding our full kitchen
renovation is shown in these photos. We also link to other home
improvement sites where you can get more information and ideas for your
home renovation Kitchen Design Pictures
or kitchen makeover.
Well as you can see the renovation of our kitchen is
now complete, we will still be answering questions and maintain our
links to wonderful kitchen sites online. I have left our
kitchen remodeling photo galleries
up but the links to pictures on other sites have been removed, as I
think Googles image search does a better job Kitchen
photos. Before you start thinking of your kitchen renovation get as
much information as you can. Look at every page on this site, get yourself
some books, look at magazines, and review
more sites listed in our links section.
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Quick start ideas to
improve your home kitchen quickly and cheaply!
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first and primary hint: Paint works miracles on nearly everything. You
can get your kitchen looking like new for very little cash. Try
repainting the walls with latex satin enamel in soft sheen or no
sheen. Use a colour to contrast with your "new cabinets."
Feeling adventurous? Paint knobs and hinges, too. If you have poor
cabinetry, this technique can really pull it together.
New Knobs. When
renovating cabinetry, new knobs add punch. In a small kitchen, put
money into knobs and hardware. Expensive knobs can make the worst
cabinets sing. Consider vintage knobs.
Less is more! Look at your cabinets and consider which doors could be
removed to expose the shelving. Open shelving helps a kitchen look
bigger. Display your favourite dishes, baskets etc for a new, updated
look. Paint the inside of the cabinets the same as the outside or an
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Replace solid cupboard doors with glass fronts. The glass can be clear
or frosted or you can get vintage doors and master them to fit.
Showcase dishes, glassware, silver, anything displayable. You can also
line the inside glass with sheer fabric. And if you've removed some
doors to create open shelves, the glass fronts add to the look
Track lights brighten up any kitchen. Wire suspension lights can make
the space look contemporary and new. Paper lanterns add life and
freshness. All three types of lighting put light where you need it,
create space or raise the ceiling. If you have a very small kitchen,
make a box or rectangle of lights with extra small halogen bulbs.
Get New Tiles. Have
new countertops in a day. If the counter space is not expansive, go
ahead and splurge on expensive tile. It will make the entire kitchen
look luxurious. Or, with small counters, you may be able to buy
vintage tile. Tiling a small countertop is simple. Don't be afraid of
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Today there are countless self-stick tiles that can be added for a
quick revamp. (Hint: Think contrasting black and white.) Floating wood
floors and wood tiles can be done in an afternoon. Paint the floor a
dark color such as black. To tie in the wall or cabinet color, use
that paint to rag or faux finish over the darker colour.
Kitchen Taps. Heres
another feature to invest in. A flashy new tap can make an old sink
fade back. New taps in white or chrome with pull-out sprays look great
and, for the money, say "new kitchen."
Window Coverings. A
new window covering makes the window and the wall look fresh. A
matchstick blind cut to size or a metal-tone mini blind add texture
and light control. Small shutters loosely fitted into a window frame
can be installed in an afternoon and are readily available in white or
natural. Paint them, faux-paint them, stain them or leave them alone.