Jason Robie Creating kitchen capital Conway Daily Sun
“By Jason Robie
While remodeling my duplex years ago, there were two primary trouble spots: the bathroom and the kitchen. The previous tenants, I’m sorry to say, were complete and utter slobs. This was one of those houses you walk into and ask yourself how people actually live like this. After ripping out all the fixtures and the entire floor (not just the flooring) in the bathroom, we shifted our attention to the kitchen. Luckily, the cabinets were structurally tolerable but ugly, the 1980s linoleum had to go and we needed to do something to give the room a bit more life.
We all know that kitchens and baths sell homes. But even if you are not selling – these two rooms are great places to aim your DIY energy. Today we’re going to talk about a handful of projects you can tackle on your own. The primary goal of all of these upgrades is to keep within a tight budget but get more value out of the property when we’re done. The added benefit is you get to enjoy these updates as long as you live in the home. So let’s get started.
As I mentioned, my cabinets were in tolerable shape but they were just tired looking. One of the most striking projects you can do in your kitchen that will barely nibble at your wallet is to repaint the cabinets and change out the hardware. This project should be under $500 for paint and hardware combined. You may want to pad the budget a bit for beer and pizza because this is also a job that virtually anyone can help you with.”