Budget Kitchen Makeover

This complete make over costs us less than $500 (except the appliances and new light fixture.) We painted the dated cabinets with a formica paint, added a crown molding, tiled the counter with cobalt and white tiles (over the stained laminate.) I added expensive cobalt glass mini tiles as an accent too.

We added a second counter height to the island and a basket where the new ovens were smaller than the hole from the old ones.

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All our guests compliment this very pretty and very clean looking kitchen. We even just added brushed steel knobs that I found for 94 cents each on eBay. They were $5.95 each at the home improvement stores. You have to agree. What a difference!

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By Cat Somerville from Summerfield, FL

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November 12, 20050 found this helpful

Good job! And doesn't the white make your kitchen look larger and brighter?

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November 12, 20050 found this helpful

Looks great! I bet it all feels wonderful too.

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November 12, 20050 found this helpful

I'm not seeing the changes you mentioned. Is this the right picture? I was hoping to see your new tiles.

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November 15, 20050 found this helpful

I really wanted to see the 'after' photo, but I don't think I am seeing it. I only see the one photo and there are no tiles on the counter.

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November 17, 20050 found this helpful

This looks great! I'm glad to see the "after" photo. I love your counter top!

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November 17, 20050 found this helpful

That is really nice. Make-overs are great when you just need a change!

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November 18, 20050 found this helpful

Clean and fresh! Love your darker counter tile choice in a white kitchen! I like the larger floor tile too! Did you add the shelving to the ends of your island? It turned out beautifully. Won't you

enjoy cooking this Thanksgiving! :)

Jennifer CA

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January 15, 20060 found this helpful

Alright, you've motivated me I must admit....I love my house but hate the look of my kitchen (the layout is fine), and I have those same cabinets you have except my ugly countertops are peach...yes, that's right, peach! I don't know what the builder was thinking but I'm ready to make my kitchen over. I spent a lot on new flooring throughout the house and then new area rugs for the living and dining rooms, so I need to execute my kitchen renovation on a budget. My only concern is how the painted laminate holds up against scratches etc and what products/steps did you use to prime/prepare the surfaces for paint. They do really look great and more in keeping with the look I'm going for.

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March 31, 20080 found this helpful

I just did a complete kitchen makeover..I couldnt stand the 1960's wallpaper, cabinets, appliances anymore but was on a major budget..i painted the walls, colorwashed the cabinets with the same paint. Then I painted my countertops. Put down a really nice luxury vinyl tile..a few new pics..new lights and appliances (that was definately the most expensive thing. I did all the work myself wich saved tons of money. Was scarey using a saw to make the cooktop fit but it was well worth it..

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March 31, 20080 found this helpful

this is an after pic except new lights

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after pic

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Last after pic

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