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Old 04-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am new to the site, and I just purchased a home. It was built in 1959, and I believe it still has the original kitchen. So, I was hoping you all could help me by giving me suggestions on how to revamp the kitchen on a very tight budget. I want to make it better looking but not spend too much money, and live in the house for a year before I do any major renovations. Anyhow, I have attached a picture for you to see what it looks like currently. I am planning on painting the cabinets a charcoal grey, tiling the counters with white subway tiles and I was thinking of yellow paint on the walls. Not sure how that will look with the floor tiles. Anyhow, any suggestions about the process of painting cabinets and or tiling a countertop, would be helpful. If you have anymore suggestions on colors that would be great too! Thank you in advance.

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I think your house is so old ,if you wants to renovate ,spent maximum amount on your kitchen.There is no other solution.


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Old 04-07-2011, 03:01 AM   #3
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Hard to suggest much from just the single picture view. From what I can see, the floor looks ok.

Getting the cabinets refreshed and color matched would probably make a big difference - I saw this new offering from Rustoleum on TV the other day which might be of interest: http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/

Tiling the countertops is one option that can look good for not a lot of money.

I am not much on colors, but always go with neutrals and things seem to come out looking good.
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Hello everyone, I am new to the site, and I just purchased a home. It was built in 1959, and I believe it still has the original kitchen. So, I was hoping you all could help me by giving me suggestions on how to revamp the kitchen on a very tight budget. I want to make it better looking but not spend too much money, and live in the house for a year before I do any major renovations. Anyhow, I have attached a picture for you to see what it looks like currently. I am planning on painting the cabinets a charcoal grey, tiling the counters with white subway tiles and I was thinking of yellow paint on the walls. Not sure how that will look with the floor tiles. Anyhow, any suggestions about the process of painting cabinets and or tiling a countertop, would be helpful. If you have anymore suggestions on colors that would be great too! Thank you in advance.

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If you tile the counters, you shouldn't use a wall tile. They won't stand up to the abuse. You need either a porcelain, stone or floor tile.
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If you plan on re-doing the cabinets in a year or two do not tile counter-tops. I think you would be better off getting new Formica tops if the old ones are bad. And certainly don't use sub-way style tiles for the top.
Grey cabs with yellow walls...hmmm...I'm thinking...no.

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$100 worth of (lighter) linoleum on the floor would go a long ways.
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My vote is to live w/ it for a year. Why waste the time and money now?
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Make paint samples, and pick up tile samples if you want tile, and lay them out in the kitchen to get some idea of how they will look.





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