Updating kitchen cabinets on a budget

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If you’re looking for a change you can make with spare change, stay tuned. It’s easy to talk to people about kitchen re-modeling because the kitchen is the center of family life in so many homes, but finding the budget for these renovations isn’t always so easy. Danny Lipford: Of course, it’s small, I guess you’re a little challenged on some of the storage? This week, we’re helping homeowner Stephanie Ward makeover her kitchen and we’re going to do it on a shoe-string budget. The countertops are chipping, they’re kind of dingy, and, dark. Danny Lipford: Yeah, I thought you had one of those neat little tilt-outs. You can paint most cabinet surfaces, but proper prep is key to success.For laminate and melamine finishes, be sure to rough up the surface with 150-grit sandpaper, and apply a good bonding primer before topping it off with the color of your choice.Paint cabinet doors and drawers to update the look of kitchen cabinets.

So that’s where these inexpensive cosmetic miracles fit in.

Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up.

Note that cabinet hardware can get very fancy and expensive — costing and up for a single ornate knob.

Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.

In this kitchen, cream-colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. To indulge the splurge on marble countertops, these homeowners saved elsewhere by keeping the original room layout and plumbing as is.

This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.

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