Kitchen makeovers are some of my favorites of all and I get lots of questions from readers asking for advice on painting cabinets, choosing floors, etc., so I know many of you are cooking up a revamp in the kitchen. And since most of you are DIY-ers at heart, I know you’re searching for ways to get the job done right at the best possible cost.
That’s why I’m sharing this inspirational kitchen makeover that my brother recently did for a friend of his. You may remember David from when he and I worked together on Extreme Makeover Home Edition last year…
He’s not a professional builder, but he’s a pretty handy guy when it comes to home renovating. He’s learned a lot from our dad, who learned from his dad. So, he “gets it honest,” as my Mamaw would say. And he has had plenty of experience painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets and laying wood floors, so he’s pretty good at it by now.
Here’s a little snapshot of his friend’s kitchen before… (Please excuse the quality of the cell phone photo, but you get the idea.)
The following morning, they put the cabinets back on and added the hardware, which they were able to find for a great deal at Home Depot.
Even the original countertops and appliances look better next to the new paint and flooring!
I think it’s a great transformation. And the total cost of the project was just $453 plus tax!
So, if you’re considering a DIY kitchen renovation, I hope this gives you some inspiration.
Too bad I can’t talk my brother into traveling around the country and helping out each of you who’d like a kitchen update, but you can use some of these tips. And that’s the next best thing, right?