Kitchen Remodelling Seven Tips for DIY Kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen or thinking of
selling you house and looking for ways to update the kitchen?
Check out these quick and easy tips.
1. Log onto sites like ebay.com. You can find
10% and 20% off Home Depot coupons. Buy as many as you need,
but check the seller?s feedback first.
2. If you are looking for contractors, try
looking in your local listings for craigslist.org; you can also
post a job listing and get quotes.
3. Having trouble removing old wallpaper in
your kitchen? Get a tool called a Paper Tiger that scores the
paper, making tiny holes all over. Don?t press too hard with
it, though, or you?ll score the wallboard underneath, too. Then
spray on a mixture of 3 parts water to 1 part fabric softener
on the walls. Let it soak for a few minutes then just peel the
paper off. Repeat as required.
4. When picking a colour for your Corian or
Granite countertops, avoid darker solid colours. Dust, food
crumbs fingerprints, grease stains, water stains, will all show
up more prominently and make frequent cleaning mandatory.
Lighter colours, while less dramatic, are more
5. A good flooring material for the kitchen
is porcelain tile with non-slip texturing. You?ll want to use a
darker grout colour, which will show less dirt build-up.
Porcelain tile holds up well over the years and cleans up
6. For lighting, you should locate the
brightest lights directly over the main countertop area and/or
kitchen island. The reason for this is to prevent any shadows
on you kitchen work surfaces. Show off those countertops to
highlight their beauty. Accent lights can be located under
cabinets, against walls, or other areas. Additional lighting
can be added in larger kitchen spaces with wall
7. If you want to freshen up your kitchen
look to help in selling your home, a quick way to upgrade your
old Formica countertops is to install granite tile over them.
Couple this with some new matching cabinet hardware and drawer
pulls. You?ll be surprised at the bang for the buck you get
with this combo.