How to Remodel Your Kitchen without Spending a Fortune

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from ContinentalDriftMedia and more videos in the Remodeling Kitchens category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Get the look of a pricey kitchen renovation—without the cost. All it takes is a few smart upgrades. To complete this How-To you will need: Paint Stainless steel contact paper New appliance doors Faux granite Cabinet refinishing or refacing High-end kitchen hardware Vinyl flooring A new faucet and sink Step 1: Paint the kitchen Add a fresh coat of paint; it immediately brightens any room. Step 2: Get the look of stainless steel on contact Get the look of high-end appliances by covering them with stainless steel contact paper. Or, get a mishmash of appliances to match by ordering new doors or panels for some of them. Tip: Before you order a new front panel for a dishwasher door, check if yours is reversible, with a different color on the opposite side. Step 3: Get a “granite” counter If you’re still scrubbing Formica, install a faux granite counter for a fraction of the price of the real thing. Step 4: Give cabinets a facelift Give old cabinets a facelift by sanding them down and then refinishing or painting them. Or have them refaced — the cabinet boxes stay but new doors are put on. If your cabinets are in decent
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