Thursday , December 14 2017

DIY Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling can be time consuming and costly, but many homeowners are finding that there are elements of the job they can do themselves in order to save money. When you put your own time and effort into a room, the outcome is all that much more pleasing.

Transforming a kitchen into something aesthetically pleasing and highly functional takes thought and planning as well as commitment. Once the project is complete, there are a lot of benefits. First, the kitchen looks better all around. Second, it is easier to use the space. Third, the house will sell for a higher price so anything you put into the remodeling job is money you will eventually get back.

There are a lot of considerations that go into kitchen remodeling. Budget is often at the forefront for any homeowner. With an unlimited budget, the sky is the limit, but most homeowners have a limited income to put towards a remodeling job. Once the budget is set, homeowners can look at options that fit within their parameters. They can also decide what portions of the job they want to do themselves and what they need to hire others to do for them.

This wonderful DIY kitchen turned out great. The couple started with a kitchen they thought was completely hideous and ended with a space that made them very happy. Take a peak at the step-by-step process to get inspiration for your own kitchen. If they can do it, so can you.

Before…

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Houses that are fixer uppers are great on one side because you can often buy them for good prices. You know that with some love and effort, you can turn them into something wonderful. The entrance to the kitchen already tells you that there is plenty of work to be done.

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The green walls make the kitchen feel closed off and the cabinets are quite old and worn. The natural light gives the space potential, but there is plenty of work to be done in this kitchen in order to make things work better.

 

Demolition

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Once things are planned out, the first step is demolition.

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Talking cabinets apart is not that hard and it can even be a little fun to be destructive.

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If the cabinets are in usable shape, be careful how you remove them. You may be able to put them in the garage for extra storage or sell them.

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The trash heap will really add up. You may want to rent a dump bin to have everything removed for you when you are done.

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The room will be a mess for quite some time, but the ends justify the means.

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You will have to clean the space up and re-do the walls before you take any further steps.

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It is smart to do walls before floors so you do not have to worry about what you drop.

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Before adding anything else to the room, the tile flooring is put into place. The first few tiles take thought to place, but once you get going, it can be an easy enough job.

Next is cabinets and appliances installation.