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Five DIY Kitchen Remodeling Tips

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When we bought our second home in 2003, the kitchen was a mess. We had to remodel the kitchen, but as a young couple on a tight budget, we had to find a way to remodel the kitchen at the lowest cost possible. The only solution was to do a complete DIY kitchen remodel. Now, it has been over 13 years, and our kitchen is once again in badly need of another kitchen remodel. The appliances are starting to get old, the counter tops are outdated, and our cabinets are falling apart. As we gear-up to do another DIY kitchen remodel, here are five tips for helping you to remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank doing it all yourself.

Tile Granite Counter Tops
The biggest savings we had when remodeling our kitchen years ago was to tile our kitchen counter tops. I knew that I wanted granite, but to have some professionals install a granite slab countertop, we were looking at thousands of dollars. We took a tiling class at our local home improvement store, purchased granite tile squares, and install the countertops ourselves. We were able to install beautiful counter tops for just a couple of hundred dollars, saving thousands.

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
When we first bought our house, the cabinets were still in good shape. Flash forward 14 years and raising three young children who are tough on kitchen cabinets, our kitchen cabinets are in desperate need of help. I found a bunch of different tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube to teach me how to paint my kitchen cabinets successfully. I can’t wait to get started painting our kitchen cabinets from that 80’s brown to white and make them look like new again.

Refinish Flooring
Instead of installing all new flooring, refinish your flooring! If you have wood flooring, you can sand them down, and then put on a fresh coat of stain. Have tile flooring? Did you know that you can paint tile? That’s right – you can. There are so many tutorials online that show different methods of painting tile flooring. If you are not in the mood to tackle a DIY remodel of your kitchen flooring, simply getting some new kitchen rugs will make space look like new.

Save with New Appliances
The one thing that most kitchen remodels cannot do without is new appliances. When we first did our DIY kitchen remodel, we got all our appliances at Best Buy. Since I love to cook, I have put our appliances to the test, and have started to replace them with new beautiful Samsung appliances. I am going to begin slowly purchasing them so that we don’t ensure the cost of replacing all our appliances at once. I have been wanting to get the black stainless steel gas convection oven so that I can bake and broil with better results. The French Door Refrigerator at Best Buy is every moms dream come true. It features a food ShowCase door to help keep food visible, energy-efficient storage, FlexZone drawer to keep foods fresh, and more. Best Buy is making is easy for families to remodel their kitchen this Spring with up to 30% off major appliance top deals. The minimum savings is 5%, and you’ll get a free $100 gift card when you purchase two major appliances totaling $1500 or more!! It is a great excuse for me to talk my husband into purchasing the Samsung stove and microwave that I have had my eye on for the past couple of months.

My current kitchen

Simple Window Coverings
If you have a kitchen window, a new window covering can make a big difference in the new look of your kitchen. I made our kitchen window treatment by using a pattern that I purchased at our local fabric store. I was able to find fabric that went well with the decor of my kitchen, and my Mom came over to help me with the sewing and steps to putting together the window covering. The entire project cost less than $100!!

My Dream Kitchen

This Spring, give your kitchen a quick and easy refresh. It will add a lot to the value of your home, and it makes it enjoyable to cook fresh and healthy foods for your family throughout the year.

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Disclaimer – Offer valid: 12/1/16-4/4/17. Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings. Requires purchase of Samsung major appliances from the following categories: Refrigerators, Ranges, Wall Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Range Hoods, and Microwaves. Must include models from at least four different categories. Excludes Samsung Chef Collection models.

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