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    Default The $967 kitchen revamp

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    A bland color scheme and an awkward layout made this kitchen boring and inconvenient. So after a year—and with some DIY know-how passed down from his contractor dad—Eduardo spent two weeks removing the oak cabinets, refinishing and reinstalling them, then putting in new counters. The sink and the dishwasher swapped places, improving the room's flow, and he added sleek new hardware and fixtures to update the space.






    • Removed and reinstalled original cabinets in a slightly new configuration, $0

    • Replaced old laminate counters with new ones that have stainless-steel edge banding, $300

    • Put a fresh coat of paint on walls and ceiling, $34

    • Sanded original oak cabinets and brushed on a gallon of new chocolate-brown paint, $28

    • Added a brushed nickel, three-light ceiling fixture, $35

    • Swapped in nickel-finished cabinet pulls, $80

    • Upgraded the kitchen faucet, $45

    • Added undercabinet pucks for task lighting, $45

    • Installed new glass tile mosaic backsplash, $400

    TOTAL: $967

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    He did a great job-especially for that price! Course-had he been paid by the hour,different story.
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    VERY nice job. Go, Eduardo!
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    nice, i like it!
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    That is an awesome job! It looks like it cost a hell of a lot more than $967
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    Damn, I wish I (or my other half) and the skills to be able to do something like this. What an incredible job.
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    That's an amazing difference. I don't like the decor he has chosen, but am impressed with how much better it looks for such a small amount of money.


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    it would give me a headache. and i really hope that was oak veneer he painted over.

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    Blah, the only nice thing is the gerberas. I don't like the dark cabinets or all that green stuff.

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    This looks really nice. I love 1x1" reflective glass tiles in bathroom and kitchens.

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    oh wow that looks better and for such a great price! wow!
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    Awesome. It's very modern. I'd go with different color schemed tiles.

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    Very nice. I like the dark color cabinets.

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    I like it! Love the green checkered tile.

    • Removed and reinstalled original cabinets in a slightly new configuration, $0
    Very smart!
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    That's awesome! I wish I had the skills to do that.
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