Day 3 has everyone hopping at my friend’s house! With white cabinets and dark granite, she decided to switch from a stainless sink and faucet to a nice white Kohler sink with a Delta oil rubbed bronze faucet. I love the contrast the new sink provides. I think she’ll be very happy with the finished project.
Continuing with our series on quick and easy home improvement projects, lets move into the kitchen:
Advice: This type of project requires a little more advanced plumbing know how since it may involve some modification of the underside drain plumbing if a new sink’s drains don’t match up exactly to the old ones. However, this is not a complex job that takes many hours, so if you do decide to hire a plumber, allow 3-4 hours at the most in their estimate; the parts should also be relatively inexpensive since they are standard PVC pieces that they are reassembling. A little time and money can be saved though if you do the removal yourself following the steps below!
One of my friends recently purchased a beautiful new home and has decided to complete certain improvements before moving day. Basically, with ivory walls and beige carpet along with white tiles in all baths, the home is a virtual blank canvas for aspiring do-it-yourself’ers!! My friend has generously agreed to let me take photos of the work before, during and after in order to follow the progress; at the same time, I will provide step-by-step advice on how to complete some of the work so that you may choose to do the same in your own home! Some of the projects have a varying level of difficulty that you may opt to hire profession help for.
The blank canvas awaits:
Ahhh Spring! Warmth, rebirth, freshen are all words that come to mind. How about applying those ideals to the heart of your home? Here a few quick and simple ways to makeover your kitchen without breaking the bank.
1) Cabinet Hardware Budget-$1.50-$5 per knob (and upwards for fancier styles)
A cabinet without hardware is sometimes like wearing your Sunday best with sneakers. Or maybe you already have cabinet hardware but they are showing their age or the finish isn’t quite in style any longer. A little knob or pull goes a long way to give your cabinets a new “pow”.