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Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 00:41 am | No Comments »

If you want a new lo then you have many of choices. Whether you want a sleek modern look or sophisticated country charm; there are many different styles, designs and color schemes that are sure to make sure kitchen a place where you will love to spend time. No matter how much money you have in your decorating budget, you are sure to find plenty of kitchen design ideas to suit your taste and preferences. Let’s take a look at a few design ideas to give you some inspiration.

  Salvage What You Can

If you want a new look in your kitchen, yet funds are limited then it is a great idea to keep whatever you can. By salvaging all of the items in your kitchen that you can, you will have more left to spend on other items. For example, if your cabinets are in good shape yet need a change try adding new hardware or perhaps a coat of paint. Or maybe your kitchen is simply bland and boring; you can easily spice up your kitchen by using the existing platform and adding a coat of paint and new accessories and rugs that coordinate.

  Cabinet Resurfacing

One way that you can give your kitchen the facelift that it needs without spending a ton of money is by choosing to have your existing cabinets resurfaced. Instead of spending money on new cabinets because you simply don’t like your old ones, consider breathing new life into them by resurfacing them in the finish of your choice. Not only is this going to be a lot cheaper, it will also allow you a level of customization now found when choosing premade cabinets.

  Add Storage

A good way to make a difference in your kitchen is to remove unnecessary items and create ample storage space in your kitchen. This will help you to keep your kitchen clean because everything will have a specific place to go. Replace your current clutter with coordinated glass canisters to hold kitchen essentials; or, install floating shelves with color coordinating storage baskets.

 Reuse & Repurpose

If you want to decorate your kitchen on a budget, consider looking around your house, in the attic or basement to find items that are not being used. Perhaps you have a piece of furniture not being utilized that you could repurpose for your kitchen storage needs. Or, if you want to accessorize your kitchen for cheap, consider looking at your local thrift store or garage sales.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 03:14 am | No Comments »

The kitchen is probably the most used room in your home besides the bathroom, and is therefore a great place to start if you are considering renovating or redecorating your home. Since this is the heart of your home, adding some new home décor to your kitchen is a great way to give your home a fresh new feel. Don’t worry, redecorating your kitchen does not have to be expensive. While it certainly could be if you were to replace appliances, flooring, cabinets and other large ticket items; however, there are plenty of ways that you can give your kitchen a facelift without blowing your budget. Check out the ideas below to help you spice up your kitchen and breathe new life into the heart of your home.


      Add Textiles with Flair – If you want to make a big impact in a small kitchen without it being too overwhelming, a great way to do this is to introduce bold textiles into the space that feature eye catching colors such as reds, yellows and oranges. Add rugs, pictures, curtains and other accessories in the same color family and you will quickly add some visual interest to your small kitchen space. Not only this, you can be sure that this inexpensive idea is sure to give you a lot of impact for the cost.


      Lighting – Lighting is very important in setting the mood and creating the ambiance in your home. If your kitchen currently has inadequate or incorrect lighting, adding new light fixtures is a great choice. Choose recess lighting to provide direct light to areas where food is prepared and cooked while keeping the lighting in the entertaining and eating area a little more toned down to set the right mood and create a welcoming ambiance that you are sure to enjoy whether eating dinner with the family or entertaining your friends or coworkers.


      Cabinet Hardware – This is an area that you may not give much thought; however, with the right hardware you can transform your cabinets and make them pop. Your local hardware store as well as many online retailers offers plenty of styles of cabinet handles and drawer pulls to choose from. Consider choosing handles in the same finish as your appliances or for visual interest, add colored handles and drawer pulls in the accent color you have chosen to use in your kitchen to help create a cohesive pulled together look.

Friday, September 28, 2018, 04:03 pm | No Comments »

If you want to remodel or redecorate your home, I am sure that the first thing on your mind isn’t the amount of money that you are going to get on your investment; however, this is something that you will want to keep at the back of your mind when making choices about any improvements that are to be done. While some home decorating and renovating can pay off in the form of a return when you choose to sell your home, others may not and may even decrease the value of your home. Therefore, it is important for you to think about the best way to invest your decorating and renovating dollars to get the biggest bang for your buck.

       A Fresh Coat of Paint – While you may not think that painting will make that big of a difference; trust me, it will. By choosing the right paint colors you can make large spaces feeler smaller and cozier or make small spaces feel more open and spacious. Keep in mind that adding dark colored paint to small rooms will make the room feel smaller so choose lighter shades for smaller rooms and darker shades for bigger rooms. Or, if you want to bring in another shade of a similar color of another complimentary color into the space, choose a single wall in the room to act as the accent wall in the space.

       Landscaping and Outdoor Decorating – When you first think about redecorating your home, chances are your bedroom, living room or kitchen come to mind first. However, keeping up with the landscaping and choosing quality home décor supplies and furniture for your outdoor patio deck or entertainment area is a great way to extend your indoor living space outdoors for everyone to enjoy. No need to spend a lot, a simple patio furniture set and a few colorful accessories will quickly transform the space if you are on a minimal budget

       Kitchen & Bathroom – When spending money on decorating and renovating your home, you should be aware that the two rooms in your  home where you are the most likely to see the most return dollar for dollar on your investment are in these two rooms. So, if you want to ensure that your budget dollars are spent wisely and are looking to maximize the profit you earn upon the sale of your home then sink your budget into these two rooms making neutral improvements that everyone is sure to love.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 07:18 pm | No Comments »

If you have a small kitchen like many people do, chances are you are challenged to find the space for all of your essential kitchen tools and supplies. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and this means that not only do you cook in the kitchen; you entertain, spend time with family and do a variety of other tasks too. How you use your kitchen is going to be different than some other people, so the storage solutions that you choose should be matched to your unique kitchen storage needs. Let’s take a look at some small kitchen storage tips that can help you utilize every inch of kitchen space.


1.      Market Big Impact with a New Backsplash

If your kitchen is bland and boring and you only have a little bit of money to put in to your kitchen decorating endeavors than this is a great place to invest. Choose inexpensive tiles that coordinate with the current color scheme in your kitchen or change out your kitchen accessories to match the colors in your new tile backsplash. Simply creating a small section of colorful tiles by the sink area of your kitchen will add drama and brighten up the space.

2.      Add Shelves

If you want to make the most of your small kitchen then adding storage shelves that take advantage of vertical space is a great way to provide you with the extra storage space you need. Add floating shelves on the walls for additional space, or mount shelving in between the frame of the window in your kitchen to provide you with the perfect place to store your kitchen collectibles and accessories that you would like to put on display.


3.      Keep it Neutral

If you are already working with limited space in your kitchen, then you may want to tone down the amount of color that you use to help your kitchen feel larger. Choosing light colored paint in shades of grey, blue or brown are sure to help your kitchen feel bigger. Keep the ceilings in your kitchen white, this helps the ceilings to feel higher and will also provide the illusion of a larger space.


4.      Add Pops of Color

While it is wise to choose neutral colors or your cabinets, counters and walls if you have a small kitchen, this does not mean that your kitchen has to be cold and bland. A great way to add color into a small kitchen is through small pops of a single shade of color or using two complimentary colors. Add accessories such as pictures, vases, accessories and accent pieces that have the same color scheme to give your neutral kitchen the pop of color it needs to liven it up.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 02:55 pm | No Comments »

Whether you have just moved into a new home, or simply want to update your current home and give it a new look at feel; you are faced with a choice. Do you do the designing and decorating yourself? Or, perhaps you want to hire a professional to help you come up with some design ideas, and then do the decorating yourself; the choice between the two is up to you. However, if you want to have full control throughout the process you may want to do the decorating yourself. Not only will this allow you to make all decisions, it will also help to save some money too that you can use to invest in your home décor plans.

  • Take Pride in Your Work – When you let someone else do the job for you, you will not have nearly the same feeling of satisfaction as you will have if you do the decorating yourself. This is because although you will be making many decisions when working with a decorator, you won’t be doing the work yourself and therefore, won’t experience the pride that comes from a job well done. If you want to save money and have something to be proud of, then taking on your home decorating and design on your own is a great way to give you a boost of morale
  • Put Your Personality into it - Another great thing about doing the designing and decorating of your home yourself is that you have full control each and every step of the way. This means that each and every piece of furniture, rug, curtain and accessory is going to be handpicked by you according to your personal style and taste. By removing the middle man (The designer) you will truly be able reflect your personality into your own so that it is truly a reflection of you, your style and your personality.
  • Take Your Time – When you choose to decorate your home yourself, you will have the luxury of taking your time and doing it in spurts when it is convenient for you. When you hire an interior designer to help you with the process, you will be billed for their time and will have to work around their schedule. Not only is it going to be more convenient to do it yourself on your own time, it will also allow you to spread out the cost of the home decorating and renovations s you need to according  to your personal financial needs.


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