DIY your kitchen

DIY Your Kitchen

The say the heart of the home is the kitchen.  This is why the kitchen is the most popular DIY project people take on.  If you could make your dream kitchen come true what would you do?

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COLOR

The first step is to decide on what color(s) you will be using.  I’m not just talking walls, but floors, cabinets, and appliances.  This will help in making sure all decisions are based on the chosen scheme.

Money Saving Tip:

Repaint vs. replace.  From countertops to appliances. Get the look you want with the price tag.

ORGINAZATION

How much storage do you need and what look are you going for?  Cabinet space style can vary from standard door design or open shelf.  Sometimes space is limited and you have to make the most of what you got and this requires good organization.

Tips: 

Do you have an island?  Why not add shelves under one side.

Don’t like counter clutter?  Ever hear of a paper towel drawer?

Toe kicks space is more than a design with Toe-kick drawers.

Organize your pantry staples in see-through, pull-out baskets to make it easier to see what you want.

Remember less is more especially when you have a small kitchen.

 

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BACKSPLASH 

A backsplash can add a lot of character to your kitchen.  And the choice of styles is endless.  Some common DIY ones consist of Message Boards, Beadboards or Pegboard which gives some storage help.

Tips: this is where you can let your creativity flow.  Add your personality from simple to elaborate.

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FINISHING TOUCHES

This is where you tie everything together.  Lighting, knobs, and hardware.  Necessary items that can make a look all on their own.

Tips:  Chalkboard paint is a popular trend right now.  From walls to baskets.  These looks are not just for school.

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Hanwha Surfaces

If you are looking for a new look in counter tops then pay a visit to Hanwha Surfaces.  No matter your style, they have a look for you.  Browse their design center for inspiration and product looks.

Hanwha Surfaces provide solid quartz with a look of marble, stone and granit.  Traditional to modern.  The choices are endless.

Value is there too as HanStone Quartz is easy to maintain. It is a non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. However, it is not stain, scratch, or heat proof. Follow the proper care and maintenance recommended by your professional HanStone Quartz distributor or installer to keep the HanStone Quartz surface beautiful for many years.

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THE HANSTONE® QUARTZ ADVANTAGE BEAUTY GOES FAR BENEATH THE SURFACE
Natural quartz is one of nature’s hardest surfaces. In fact, it’s twice as hard as granite. HanStone Quartz is not only a high-performing surface, but is also a luxurious, durable, low maintenance surface product which offers the following advantages:

  • Available in 60 patterns featuring the industry’s most natural-appearing finish
  • Non-porous and requires no sealing
  • Lustrous surface requires no conditioning or polishing
  • Heat, bacteria and stain resistant
  • Chip and scratch resistant
  • Easy to maintain and clean (mild soap and water)
  • Safe — tested and certified by the National Sanitation for Food Safety
    and Food Contact under the NSF 51 Certification
  • Backed by a Commercial 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Backed by a Residential Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • GREENGUARD for Children & Schools

No other surface can match the combination of all these benefits. HanStone Quartz is designed for high-traffic areas such as offices, banks, hotels and restaurants, where applications can also include walls, reception areas, serving areas, table tops, staircases and much more.

To find a dealer near you, vist http://hanwhasurfaces.com/site/surfacelocator.

 

Are you planning a kitchen makeover soon?  What look do you want? 

 


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Stephanie is a wife and mom of two, a Virtual Assistant, freelance writer and Social Media maven. Stephanie is also the owner of The Autism Diva - a travel, lifestyle blog and special needs resource as she is raising a non-verbal son with Autism. The Autism Diva covers events in the metro Atlanta area and New England. Also hosts giveaways, reviews, recipes and more. With a background in Business and Finance, she left it all behind to be a stay-at-home mom and also homeschools both her kids. Coffee is a must and while life can be crazy, she wouldn't have it any other way.

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