In Denver minor
kitchen updates can result in enhanced appearance, enjoyment and increased home
value. With a free weekend and a modest
budget, you can accomplish some do-it-yourself projects that will give your
kitchen a whole new look.
on projects that will have maximum impact with minimal time invested. These
would be projects such as restoring existing tile work or installing a tile
backsplash, switching out cabinet hardware, or painting an accent wall or the
ceiling rather than the whole room. Here are four simple kitchen improvements
that you can do in a day or two:
Rejuvenate existing tile and grout - Old, stained tile and grout can make an
entire surface appear dated and dingy, even if the tile itself is in good
condition. Cleaning or recoloring grout can breathe new life into existing tile
work, whether its countertops, flooring or a backsplash. Products like the Aqua
Mix brand of tile cleaners and sealants can help remove stains and brighten
surfaces without damaging grout. If your grout is in good shape, but you're
just tired of the off-white or gray color, try updating it with a grout
colorant. Aqua Mix makes an easy-to-use water-based epoxy available in 24
different colors that recolors, seals and renews existing grout.
Create a trendy tile backsplash - Tile without hiring a professional. If you're
a do-it-yourselfer with the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can
easily add a tile backsplash featuring colorful glass or metallic tiles for
that designer look in the kitchen.
a backsplash with decorative tiles creates a new focal point and at the same
time brings in a fresh accent color to the kitchen. Follow through with
additional touches and inexpensive accessories such as towels, a new curtain or
decorative glass jars to complete the transformation," says independent
interior designer Ann Borsheim.
like the SimpleMat brand tile setting mat make it easy to install tile - on a
backsplash, countertop or shower wall. Because the mat's double stick adhesive
sheets eliminate the need to apply mortar, so you can work at your own pace.
Start with a smooth surface - you can even tile over existing tile surfaces -
place the mat in position, cut as needed with scissors or a utility knife,
press the tiles of your choice in place and grout immediately using a pre-mixed
or single-component grout product. SimpleMat is available exclusively at Home
Depot in sheets or as a value-size role for larger projects. Never installed
tile before? No problem - check out the manufacturer's instruction videos at
Replace dated hardware - Cabinet replacement can be costly and time-consuming -
and best left to professionals. But you can easily and quickly give your
cabinets a whole new look by replacing outdated hardware. If your cabinets are
still builder-bare of knobs, handles or pulls, adding them can not only make
them look fresh, it can make them much easier to use. It's easy to find
hardware to suit virtually any design theme or taste, with many home
improvement stores carrying a wide range of designer styles from sleek, modern
metallics to Victorian-inspired glass.
creative with paint - Painting is one of the most powerful, cost-effective ways
to recreate the look of a room, but painting the entire space can be
time-consuming. If you're not up for a full day of painting four walls and all
that trim, consider painting one wall in an eye-catching accent color. Or, for
something really different - albeit a bit more work - paint the ceiling in a
hue that complements the current wall color. No design rule says your kitchen
ceiling must be plain white, so spice it up with a color that speaks to you.
your kitchen is a rewarding home-improvement job, and can enhance the kitchen's
appearance and your enjoyment of it, as well as boost your home's value. In
fact, according to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report, even a minor
kitchen renovation will return more than 75 percent of its cost when you sell
your home. Curious
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Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in
real estate. Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of
5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real
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