Kitchen Rehab On A Shoestring

Painted cabinets , alongside new , hidden
hinges as well as elementary chrome handles.
One of the least attractive aspects to the condo nosotros're rehabbing was the look of the kitchen.

We knew that kitchens are of import to buyers , as well as we knew this kitchen wasn't getting a passing form.

Cabinet Fail 

While at that place was null inherently wrong amongst the layout , it looked similar a somewhat controlled explosion of cabinet doors , knobs , together with hinges.

It was Mr. Carpenter who came upwardly amongst the idea of replacing a vertical stack of 3 minor cabinet doors alongside 1 long door , together with hanging them alongside concealed hinges.  The await volition live clean together with streamlined , an upgrade for certain. He’second taken measurements and volition be working on those summit-form plywood doors back at his shop.

Update: The photograph aove  shows what the cabinets looked like when we finished with the makeover. 

With doors off the kitchen cabinets , I’k able to go to run on the insides.  They were nasty alongside a majuscule north. It e'er blows me away to see how more or less people put a domicile on the market.

Would it accept killed these sellers to have 15 minutes to spray in addition to wipe inside the cabinets? Or paid individual to make it? I suspect that dirty cabinet interiors are simply one more argue this property sat on the market for two years.

Disgusting details like that are the subtle plough-offs for people out househunting. Buyers subconsciously assume other problems lurk unseen.

Closet floor  

Meanwhile , Mr. Lucky has removed all wooden shelving from all closets , so that I can wing in on those. I’1000 sanding them , then giving them all two coats of brilliant white semi-gloss paint. I desire those closets to glow!  I taped contractor’second paper to the floor of every cupboard , together with Mr. Lucky came behind me amongst the airless paint sprayer together with gave every closet a fresh coat of pigment from superlative to bottom. 

We ever similar to make closets amongst white semi-gloss pigment. The semi-gloss is easier to wipe clean , together with the white reflects calorie-free amend.  Also , should a homeowner later make up one's mind to alter the wall colour of a room , the white closet doesn’t accept to live painted to gibe , which isn’t the case when a cupboard in a pinkish room gets painted pinkish to agree the room.

These are the same cabinets pictured to a higher place ,
before we painted them. The night hinges 
in addition to knobs were distracting too dated.

If y'all are dressing upwards a domicile for marketplace , reckon painting your closets later y'all take decluttered them. It’s non necessary to take a pigment sprayer , only faster. If your closets accept wooden shelves , either pigment them inwards place , or take as well as pigment both sides. If you accept vinyl shelving , just pigment around the supports in addition to shelves.

My advice? Do a closet each 24-hour interval to arrive painless. If they are pocket-size enough , you tin can brush them in addition to save roller cleanup fourth dimension. Painting the ceilings will make the closet expect bigger as well as brighter , merely painting their popcorn ceilings is messy.

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