Since we moved into our home in 2010, we have been less than excited about our kitchen. While it was spacious and modern-ish (the house was built in 2007), we weren’t in love with the light colored wood cabinets and dark granite countertops.
As we didn’t see ourselves living in the house for a long time, we held off on updating the kitchen until we recently decided to give it a face lift, in hopes that it would add value to the house over time. (And also because we decided we are staying put in the house).
Originally we had plans to renovate this property and add to it to our property investment portfolio. Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your finances and assets after all! In fact, it still feels like just yesterday that we were reading through the 1032 exchange Guide here and other USA real estate resources to learn as much as we could about the tax side of investing in property. However, we ended up falling in love with this particular property and decided to keep it as our family home for now! That being said, our house is now well overdue for some remodeling work.
Luckily, we didn’t need to undertake major structural changes such as knocking down walls or relocating appliances. This project was entirely cosmetic. I know a lot of people though who focus mainly on updating their equipment in the kitchen. For example, rather than changing how your kitchen looks completely you might just want to update something like your toaster and get the best toaster 2019 for your kitchen. It may only be something small. But it can make a huge difference. Small or big, it doesn’t matter what you do to your kitchen as the decision is up to you. For example, after reading some kitchen appliance reviews on https://buyersimpact.co.uk/, we found a fantastic slow cooker that would look gorgeous in any kitchen. Ultimately we wanted to go all out so keep on reading to find out more.
I’ve always loved a white kitchen, but didn’t want to paint the existing cabinets because it can be easy to mess up and the quality of the work is typically poor. (You can sometimes see streaks of paint.)
With the help of Rob Guerrieri, owner of TNS Customs, we gave the kitchen a complete makeover. Rob was accessible (quick to respond to a text or phone call with feedback) and performed the work better than we imagined.
The majority of the work was done while we were on summer vacation and we totally trusted Rob and his team to be inside our home while we were away.
Here are photos of the work in progress:
This fun project made us realize that the existing tile floors don’t look ideal with the new kitchen. We did have a friend of ours suggest using something similar to https://www.bissell.com/steam-and-hard-floor-cleaners/steam-cleaners to help make our tile look fresh, and while we were interested in trying that out at first, we decided it was best to look into changing it. We are open to suggestions if anyone has any.
Home projects are addictive!