IC Kitchen Makeover – Painting the Cabinets

So in my first post about my kitchen I showed you how I replaced the upper cabinets doors.  Taking the arched doors out and adding new shaker style doors updated the look instantly.  The next process was to paint the kitchen cabinets.  I have done this in previous homes and I was kind of dreading {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Get This Look: Cottage Kitchen

House of Turquoise featured this pretty kitchen by Ahearn Architecture recently. This kitchen makes use of some very classic cottage elements to convey a sense of history and vintage charm, without sacrificing efficiency or storage. If your style is cottage style, then I’m here to say you don’t need a pricey remodel to get the kitchen of your dreams. All it takes is a little time and elbow grease. Here are five tutorials to get you started.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Blue Island Kitchen

It’s easy to look at a spacious, custom kitchen–like this one by Craig Veenker of Mountain Cabinetry–and get discouraged.  “I’ll never have a kitchen like that one without winning the lottery,” you might say.  Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s to look beyond the potential price tag of a gorgeous room and really study out the details.   So let’s dive in and find some ways that you can make your kitchen feel the way this high-end inspiration kitchen looks.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Dreamy White Farmhouse Kitchen

Today I’d like to share an inspiration photo with you that is one of those completely out of reach dream kitchens.  It comes from Better Homes & Gardens, and I’ve been seeing it all over Pinterest lately.  When I say out of reach, I should probably clarify that it looks completely out of reach for someone doing a kitchen design on a budget like mine.  But, guess what?  Kitchens like this can provide excellent guidelines for figuring out your style.  I’ve found 5 tutorials for elements of this kitchen that you can use to recreate this style in your own home.

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