Replacing hardware on your cabinetry and other bedroom, living room, and entryway furniture pieces isn't usually super complicated. It's something you can do yourself, typically in just a few minutes (per piece). Of course, that doesn't mean there isn't room for error. There are all sorts of mistakes you can make when you decide to replace your hardware yourself.
Mistake #1: Not Counting Ahead of Time
Obviously you've set a budget for this project, but do you know how far it needs to stretch? It's important to count how many replacement pieces you are going to need before you start shopping. The last thing you want is to get home and realize you're a knob or pull short (especially if you purchased all of the remaining stock in a certain style)!
Mistake #2: Piece Tracking
Yes, technically, you could pile the screws and tools you need close by and reach for what you need. But what are (Read More.....)
Amy D. Morris Interiors
It's amazing how strong the opinions are held by many people about the finer points of home interior design. Some won't consider a kitchen without granite counter tops. Others insist on crown molding in family rooms. There are even those whose aesthetic preferences eliminate homes that don't have hardwood floors throughout.
Another point of contention occurs in kitchens. There are those folks who feel very strongly about whether or not to paint kitchen cabinets. Is this something that should be avoided at all costs? Or is it a viable option for the modern homeowner?
Paint or Replace?
The answer largely depends on what the other options are. For example, if a person is weighing to paint his or her cabinets or replace them altogether, then painting should be considered. After all, if the cabinets themselves are structurally sound and operate perfectly, it's not usually wise to get rid of them simply because they don't look good. In this case, exploring different paint colors is preferable to ripping out properly-functioning (Read More.....)
Designer Jennifer Baines Interiors
Guest Post Annette Hazard
Remodel Your Kitchen
It may not seem like it, but the kitchen can be a healthy beacon of light in an otherwise unhealthy home. If you dislike your current setup, though, you and your family likely find it difficult to tolerate being in the kitchen long enough to prepare a healthy meal. Replacing the counter surfaces, cabinets, appliances—and, if you are feeling ambitious, the flooring—can make this area of your home more pleasant. This will make you more inclined to cook, cutting out both the caloric and monetary expense of eating out.
If your home was built before 1978, there may be lead paint on some of its interior surfaces. The presence of lead paint leads to the presence of lead particles, which could be found in dust, paint chips and even the soil outside your home that your (Read More.....)
Frank Shirley Architects, Boston.
Whether you're building a new home or upgrading the one you already own, ordering custom cabinetry for your kitchen is a crucial step. The kitchen cabinets you choose set the tone for the rest of your kitchen - and your house.
Below are eight tips for ordering custom cabinetry for your kitchen.
Set Your Budget
Since kitchen cabinets are one of the biggest expenses you will incur when designing your new kitchen, it's important to set a budget before you start shopping. Allow a little wiggle room in your budget for unplanned expenses, but it's important to set a budget that is realistic and reachable.
Once you've set your budget, stick to it. Make wise financial choices along the (Read More.....)
Gray Wash Cabinets- www.eurofitdirect.co.uk
Renovating your house, especially your kitchen, can become an expensive project that can quickly eat through your budget. Purchasing and installing new kitchen cabinets is no exception. Instead of financing your entire project, it's a good idea to set a budget and save as much (Read More.....)
But the ad said "like new!"
The kitchen is where many of us spend the most time in our house, whether we are cooking meals or cleaning up afterward. Unfortunately, our kitchen cabinets age over time, leaving them in need of serious repair or a total makeover.
It's easy to tell when that time comes, with broken hardware, peeling paint, water stains, and broken shelves. Being proactive and keeping an eye open for problems can help prevent costly repairs in the future, and keep kitchen cabinets looking good.
Take a Look at the Exterior
One of the most efficient ways to determine if kitchen cabinets need a makeover is to simply take a look at the exterior. If there are signs of peeling paint, staining, chipped wood, (Read More.....)
Kitchen Storage Ideas by Martha Stewart
Would it surprise you to learn that the most expensive part of your kitchen remodel isn't going to be your new appliances? No, the most expensive part is going to be your cabinets. It's true: Between the purchase of new cabinets, the removal of your old cabinetry, and the installation of the new cabinetry, most of your remodeling budget is going to go toward your dish and food storage.
Obviously there are ways you can reduce this cost. If you have contracting and construction experience, you can do the removal and installations yourself. You can also go with used or secondhand cabinetry instead of brand new.
Your first instinct might be to shun used cabinetry. After all, if someone got rid of it, how great could it possibly be? The truth is that, often, the cabinetry people get rid of is in perfectly good condition - they're remodeling because they want a change or because their existing cabinetry won't fit in (sometimes literally) with the new appliances or other changes (Read More.....)
Traditional Symbols and Icons of India - Flickriver
Furnishing one’s bedroom is a task that some of us completely dread, and others of us relish. For those of us who relish the task, finding that perfect bedside table or dresser to complement the color palette we are using in our bedroom can bring joy for days to come.
Here, we’ll review how and which hardware is the best fit for different pieces of your bedroom furniture.
Knobs and pulls work best on dressers.
Anthropologie has a great selection of colorful knobs that can be used to customize a dresser and add a pop of color and style to an otherwise bland piece. One knob is usually best for smaller drawers, and wider drawers may require two knobs to make sure you get the right leverage to open the drawer.
Because closet doors (Read More.....)