The house is probably not going to be returned to us in better shape than we handed it over. ) But also, there is a limit to how much we can earn each month from the house, so investing in to a new kitchen would be pointless, (at least until we decide to sell – and I doubt we will do it then either).
Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets.
And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.
Since we chose to rent out our house, we wanted to be realistic about a few things.
Melamine cabinets with oak trim were a popular style back when I was a kid. I’ll show you how to update melamine kitchen cabinets with paint and new hardware to give them a brand new look. I’ve even provided a handy checklist with additional tips, so you can enjoy your new kitchen sooner and with less mistakes.
We’ve made a few changes to our kitchen to improve the flow and storage situation.
Even the 80s track lighting was replaced with a shiny new kitchen track lighting.
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I told you all about my sad “no painting allowed” story on Wednesday.
How the Realtor said we couldn’t paint our cabinets because we had chosen to rent the house and that painting them would not be the best choice.
Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets.