Updating kitchen countertops

04-Mar-2017 12:40

The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering ,856 — and high-end ones average ,909. But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated kitchen.Whether you've lived in your house for years or you just got the keys, here are some easy ways to give it a refresh:1. "Changing out cabinetry hardware is one of the easiest and quickest updates," says HGTV's Scott Mc Gillivray, author of .Look for colorful options or Scott's favorite, a brushed nickel finish.

Potential home buyers love granite, and adding the keyword “granite” to your listing could help you sell your house 38 days sooner for 4 percent more. If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.All it takes is a little time, effort and creativity to pep up the heart of your home. The kitchen ceiling was orange from years of smoke damage; the floor was yellowed linoleum.The fridge was filthy and I found one of those lovely fingernails you’ve heard me whine so much about. During my limited time researching this product, I’d learned from user reviews that this stuff was pretty toxic and would take three full days for the paint to cure.

Potential home buyers love granite, and adding the keyword “granite” to your listing could help you sell your house 38 days sooner for 4 percent more.

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.

All it takes is a little time, effort and creativity to pep up the heart of your home.

The kitchen ceiling was orange from years of smoke damage; the floor was yellowed linoleum.

The fridge was filthy and I found one of those lovely fingernails you’ve heard me whine so much about. During my limited time researching this product, I’d learned from user reviews that this stuff was pretty toxic and would take three full days for the paint to cure.

And the countertops were caked on with so much grease and dust we had to use oven cleaner to remove it. I’d seen “countertop makeover” kits at Home Depot, but at over 0 a pop, I wasn’t ready to take the plunge. In all fairness, this painting product from the Rustoleum crew has only sixteen color options. Not only that, but the paint would not require priming if I were painting over laminate (which I was) and would stick to just about ) I found that the paint stick really came in handy on this project. ), I had read that the paint consistency would be important if the temps were going to drop lower as the paint dried (per the can’s instructions, you should only use this product when temps are between 50 and 90 degrees for three days in a row).