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    ABW Ambassador parentsworld's Avatar
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    ...just need white hinges and a new floor and it'll be done.

    I did the counters last march but just got the cabinets done this week. Great work for when you're sitting around not able to do much (I had surgery two weeks ago - had a Thyroid Tumour removed) - it's time intensive but not labour intensive.

    I'm REALLY thrilled with it

    To tile the countertop myself it was $40 instead of almost $1,000 for a new counter top (I already owned the cutter, the tools needed, even a bucket of mastic to glue them on - if I didn't own those you'd have to add another $60 or so to the cost)

    Paint for the walls, $26

    Melamine Paint for the cabinets $32 instead of $3,000 for new cabinets

    New Hardware (handles) for the cabinets $60

    It cost me around $160 to refinish the existing room instead of over $4,000 to have it replaced with new. The foundation was in good shape so I had a great base to work off of (the old countertop was ugly but the sturdiest thing I'd seen in my life!)

    I'm still painting the window trim and making curtains (same as the paint colour) but I'm SOOO Pleased with the way it turned out!

    Click here to see pictures

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    Wow. Such a difference.

    I'm about to head down this road (purchasing first home soon) and can see myself getting into all sorts of renovation nightmares.

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    We have this wonderful, solidly built, early 70's house. Problem in most stuff like cabinets, floors, bathroom fixtures, carpets are the original builders install. Ayup, I live in a house with shag carpet in unbelievable colour combinations!

    I'm working on it room by room. Done two of the bathrooms in tile, replaced all the fixtures, installed hardwood floors in my bedroom...there's still so much left to do, but it's fun!

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    Looks Great... Have you been watching trading spaces...
    I think I finally have the guts to try tile.


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    Great stuff, I'm building this year and hope to break ground this summer. I bought a subscription to the following website, great ideas and I recommend it to anybody who needs ideas, http://www.getdecorating.com/

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cdc:
    Looks Great... Have you been watching trading spaces...
    I think I finally have the guts to try tile.


    CDC

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    Tile is SO easy - really. There's planning needed, but there's not much to it.

    I did my bathroom a few years back and had posted the pictures here. It's probably long gone so here they are again if you're so inclined Bath Renos and Tiling

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by parentsworld:
    I did my bathroom a few years back and had posted the pictures here. It's probably long gone so here they are again if you're so inclined <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Nope! - http://abw.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&...89&m=807609299

    Great work, once again.

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    OOO, that's so inspiring...I may consider it myself now!

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    nice parentsworld

    i did a similar reno like yours summer 2002 for my mom. dont you feel so much better when you walk into your kitchen???

    is like a new life and just think of how much you saved. and last summer my moms oven pretty much gave out but i replaced the baking element and a lot few things and saved hundreds and it works like new!!

    nice work!!

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    People like you make me feel SO LAZY. I hate you.

    The new kitchen looks fantastic. Great job!

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    Take pride in your creative and frugle kitchen remodeling project. I'm sure the home remodeling companies will hate you for publishing your 160.00 costs.
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