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DIY Kitchen Remodeling


Your kitchen is more trafficked then any other room in your home save for possibly the bathroom. Not only is the kitchen a highly used area but it's more visible than your bathroom. If your kitchen is less than beautiful these tips can help to make it so.

In our modern world the kitchen is used by more than one person. Gone are the days when the woman does all of the cooking. Kitchen designs must accommodate multiple people by having more than one work area.

One of the best ways to allow for multiple people to work in the kitchen simultaneously is to install an island in the middle of the room. This will allow several people to work around the perimeter of the island.

Another easy way to make your kitchen have more appeal is to install windows in the doors of your cabinets. Nothing says high class more than having windows in your cabinet doors to showcase your prized crystal glasses.

You can use the wide variety of hardware available to give your cabinets and drawers flare. Try different knobs, handles and fixtures; maybe even give some with an aged or vintage look to them to add some old world charm. Combine some of these hardware choices with dark woods accented with bronze, black, or chrome and you have the makings of a beautiful kitchen.

You should match your flooring and paint to your countertops and cabinet hardware. Your floors and walls should be background surfaces set off by your appliances and cabinet hardware as accents.

You kitchen should not only be beautiful but it should be functional as well. When designing your remodel avoid building areas that will be hard to reach and difficult to clean. You can make it easier to clean by removing the extra space behind the kitchen sink, moving the microwave to an easier to reach location, and choosing materials that are easy to clean. Adding additional storage space to areas that are out of the way can help as well. Try placing extra shelving in spaces that aren't used much or are too small to be of any other use.

And last but not least, allocate a sufficient budget for purchasing quality sinks, faucets, and fixtures. By creating a more beautiful kitchen you will increase your home's resale value as well as make it a more comfortable environment for creating your culinary masterpieces.

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