A Kitchen Update for Less Than $100

A Kitchen Update for Less Than $100

May 7, 2008
Kitchen "Before" - Jump below for the "After"
Our friends, Kim & Eric, have been hard at work on their home. One of their sore points was their kitchen. They weren't too fond of their oak & glass cabinets. Don't even get them started on the hunter green accents.

They couldn't afford to sink thousands of dollars into the face lift nor did they want to suffer through weeks and weeks of construct-oids encroaching upon their space. Jump down to see the dramatic transformation these self-proclaimed "weekend warriors" accomplished with minor materials and little bit of paint...

"We sanded, painted (we didn't pick the color, it was already selected by the previous owner and matched the other half of the kitchen), and changed out the glass for the aluminum screens. The aluminum screens were bought at a Home Depot, and are typically used for enclosing in an old style radiator. Eric used a silver spray paint to reuse the old hinges (we are cheap). It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it was going to."

Kim & Eric reveal that the entire project, paint and aluminum screens, cost less than $100 to complete. Astonishing! This make-over goes to show that you don't need a large budget to make a HUGE impact.

Check out Kim's blog, Picture the Sound, for more photos of this, and other, home projects. Keep up the good (and frugal!) work, you two!

Photo credit: Kim Rottmayer

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