Nobody can actually live a minimalist life, right? The practicality of daily chores just gets in the way - especially around the sink. You need a convenient place for soap, and scrubbers, and paper towels. The clutter is inevitable, so you should just resign yourself to living with it, right?
We're making progress...here's just one picture of the kitchen:
When The Clash wrote the song, they must have been talking about real estate, right? If you own a house, I’m guessing you’ve asked yourself this more than once. Based on the number of TV shows dedicated to the topic, I’m guessing almost everyone has. In a vacuum, it’s a nearly impossible question to answer. There are just too many variables. So let’s try to break it down to help decide if you’re going to renovate or move.
Do you remember that commercial from a bunch of years ago? You know the one where the couple is walking through a huge, fancy studio listening to a pretentious architect talk about his accolades. Then they get to his office, he says, "So what can I, do for you (the I is dripping with condescension). They say...
In case you can’t tell, the dapper gentleman in the clip art is reviewing a contract to remodel his kitchen. He’s never remodeled before, but is excited about the potential. At the same time though, he’s nervous; he is making a large investment that will impact how he lives in his home, and potentially how and when he can sell it. However, he doesn't know enough about the remodeling process to know what to ask. Luckily for you, you’ll never be like that guy because you have me.
A couple months back, we toured our nursery in the first ever Designed Happy house tour. Now that Pancake and I have decided to sell our house, there may not be much time left for additional tours (insert sad face emoji here). As such, I wanted to give you a tour of our modern take on a traditional farmhouse kitchen.
Happy New Year!!
I'm not much in to resolutions...why choose some arbitrary day of the year to start doing something good? If it's good or is something that needs to happen, start doing it today - like right now.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the first phase of a remodeling project; that initial step that that gets you from the house you have now to the house you've always wanted.
Let's talk about kitchen remodeling.
Without adding space, remodeling your kitchen is probably the best way to affect how you and your family use your home. There are 3 different ways to remodel your kitchen:
Kitchen cabinets….everybody’s got ‘em. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. You can get full overlay, half overlay, frameless, inset, a bevy of different door styles, and about a nonillion color options (that’s a word, trust me). Today though, I want to skip the cabinet style discussion and take a look at something basic…how do you finish the top of your wall cabinets?