Updating kitchen island
Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.
Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.
Rate My Space contributor Rickand Kristina accomplished a French-country makeover by hand-painting and glazing the cabinets, adding crown and picture molding to the cabinetry, installing recessed and under-cabinet lighting and designing a unique ceramic-tile layout.
Rate My Space contributor Suzy Q8284's dramatic room reinvention included refinishing the hardwood floor, installing new cabinetry, and updates to the lighting, tile and countertop. This homeowner updated the look of her 15-year-old Sub-Zero refrigerator by installing a stainless steel cover.
Exposed shelves offer a convenient display opportunity and keep the room from feeling confined.
Make the most of your kitchen's existing storage space by installing a pull-out shelf in one—or all—of the base cabinets.And in most cases, they'll even cut the plywood to your dimensions.If you've never attempted a woodworking project as seemingly complex as this one, don't worry.contractor Tom Silva started his carpentry career over 35 years ago, he often built the kitchen cabinets he installed for his customers."Back then, it was still cost-effective for small shops to build them," he recalls.
What you don't need is a whole lot of money, as the transformation will cost you a fraction of even the cheapest new cabinets.