Today I am returning to a topic that I did not discuss for some time in my handyman days:
There are so many queries like “I have such furniture and I want you to tell me how to decorate my whole house”. As you will imagine, designing a space is something that takes a lot of time and could hardly be clear the client’s needs through a vague description.
A common question we get is: “I am about to renovate my kitchen but I do not have much budget. Any tips for reusing the cupboards or painting old tiles?”
Currently I am renovating my kitchen, and I hope soon to share with you the before and after, so this topic is perfect. There are many ways in which we can save costs when renovating a kitchen, so today I want to tell you some of the most practical:
I always say that painting is the easiest way to renovate a space, and cooking is no exception. You can paint furniture doors to completely change the look of your kitchen. In most cases it is enough to sanding the wood a little to remove the gloss of the varnish or the previous paint and then you can paint it without problem.
Note that if the original paint is based on oil (oil, synthetic enamel, etc.) you can not apply paint to the water above, as it does not adhere correctly; But it works the other way around, you can apply oil based paint on a water based paint.
This technique is not exclusive to wood furniture, you can also paint veneered furniture. For this, the first thing is to clean them well to remove the dust and / or grease, then to pass a very fine sandpaper – just to increase the adhesion of the surface – since if you sand much you will finish breaking the first layer. Then you have to apply a primer coat – this applies to whatever you need to paint – and then apply the paint of the color you want. As a last step I recommend applying a lacquer or other product that generates a protective film, so that the furniture can be cleaned easily.
Who would not want to have stone decks? Such is the marble that is so fashionable today. However these are quite expensive, and therefore are not for all pockets.
The good thing is that there are other options to renovate the worktops for much less, such as reuse the existing decks and cover them with a concrete base.
Even today you find some epoxy products that create a movie that looks like stone. If you have skill you can do it yourself.
No kitchen is complete without a sink obviously. We would recommend getting one of the best kitchen sink faucets so that you can install it easily and have the renovation go smoothly.
Well that concludes my article, hope you found the tips valuable.