Hunting for a rental apartment is just about the worst thing about modern urban life. Not only do you have to contend with application fees and sketchy brokers, compete with other prospective tenants, and traipse through one messy, half-packed living room after another; but once you finally find a place that you can afford and that doesn't have literal holes in the walls — you have to move in and actually LIVE WITH all the ugly, outdated apartment features that you tried desperately to ignore as you signed the lease and handed over your entire month's income. Continue Reading
When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC. Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they’re sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I’ve ever seen!
A few more before photos to whet your appetite…
A very cost-savvy couple in North Carolina decided to remodel their kitchen with a budget in mind. Amazingly, the kitchen turned out beautifully for very little money spent.
Some changes include a fresh coat of paint, new butcher block countertops from IKEA, soothing lighting and stainless steel appliances. Well done!
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Photo Images: Kevin Oreck, Architect Inc.
It’s all in the details. Yesterday CocoCozy, my west coast go-to blog, featured knock out photos by her buddy, L.A. architect Kevin Oreck in her Architect’s Tour of a Hollywood Regency Home. Decked out cabinet door trim makes these cabinets supremely cool, the three simple white bowls with red fruit add a colorful splash of friction (other subtle red accents below) and that green upholstery on those Regency chairs…lovely!! Continue Reading
One surefire way to jazz up a cookie cutter kitchen is to paint the kitchen cabinets a bold color to reflect your individuality. If you live in a neighborhood full of uninteresting kitchen cabinet choices that don’t accurately represent your style, don’t even hesitate – paint them!
The Washington Post ran an article a while back that provides a comprehensive guide to painting laminate cabinets as well as laminate countertops. In the article, Jeanne Huber covered all aspects of formica and laminate painting. Continue Reading