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Kitchen Remodel

  • February 25, 2016


My wife and I purchased a fixer upper and had a very large kitchen to take on first. We wanted a clean bright kitchen with the island being a different color than the rest of the kitchen cabinets and we wanted to incorporate reclaimed wood on both the island and the bar. The kitchen cabinets were extremely dirty so we took several days cleaning everything so that paint would stick to the cabinets. The previous owners had cut the water line to the dishwasher so we had to learn how to fix that with a little help from Home Depot store associates. The crown molding was a little difficult mainly because of the angles on the upper cabinets. The cabinets to our surprise only required 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint with a little touch up. We absolutely love our kitchen especially for entertaining. We have people over all the time and the reaction is wow! The major learning experience for taking on a fixer up is if possible don't live inside the house you are remodeling if all possible especially during kitchen and bath remodel. It can make things very difficult and ruin your monthly budget with eating out cost.

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Kitchen Remodel

by Builtbysomeone
Feb 25, 2016

My wife and I purchased a fixer upper and had a very large kitchen to take on first. We wanted a clean bright kitchen with the island being a different color than the rest of the kitchen cabinets and we wanted to incorporate reclaimed wood on both the island and the bar. The kitchen cabinets were extremely dirty so we took several days cleaning everything so that paint would stick to the cabinets. The previous owners had cut the water line to the dishwasher so we had to learn how to fix that with a little help from Home Depot store associates. The crown molding was a little difficult mainly because of the angles on the upper cabinets. The cabinets to our surprise only required 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint with a little touch up. We absolutely love our kitchen especially for entertaining. We have people over all the time and the reaction is wow! The major learning experience for taking on a fixer up is if possible don't live inside the house you are remodeling if all possible especially during kitchen and bath remodel. It can make things very difficult and ruin your monthly budget with eating out cost.