My husband and I purchased our first home a little over four years ago. Our townhome, like most of the homes in Las Vegas, was not even 10 years old when we bought it so it is perfectly livable. But while it was livable, it was not exactly “us.” It was full of builder grade everything right down to the cheap beige carpet and flat white walls. I’d spent most of my adult life living in rentals with beige carpet and white walls and I could not wait to put my mark on our home.
The thing with home renovations, though, is that they take money and after buying a house, we didn’t really have much leftover. So over the past four years we have done various DIY projects to our home as time and budget permitted. This summer was one big DIY project for us. We started the summer by replacing the toilet and flooring in our master bathroom. We then ripped out the cheap beige carpet in our living room and put down laminate flooring.
Our last summer project was to replace our kitchen sink and faucet – and I love the new look! But now the rest of my kitchen looks drab and I’d love to spruce it up next summer.
Here’s my kitchen with the new sink and faucet. I actually like my laminate counter tops so those will stay, at least for now. You can see my back splash it’s just builder grade white so I’d like to add at least a coat of paint or maybe even some tile. The ugly can lights have to go, too. I’m planning to replace those with pendant lights. The biggest project is going to be the cabinets.
I’ve been debating what to do with the cabinets. During one of our many, many trips to The Home Depot this summer, I walked by a display of their Replace, Reface, ReNew options for kitchen cabinets. I could straight up replace the cabinets, but they are in really good shape so there really isn’t a need for all new cabinets.
Another option is to Reface the cabinets. Cabinet refacing saves time and money by leaving your current cabinet frames intact. The new doors are installed over the existing frames for a perfect fit and improved function. Plus I can still choose new drawer glides and pulls and handles for a unique look. I played around with The Home Depot’s online cabinet refacing tool and came up with the above. I love dark cabinets and red walls, but there is no way my husband is letting me paint the kitchen red. It’s fun to dream, though.
I think the option I’m leading towards is ReNew. For a fraction of the cost and time of the full kitchen remodel, N-Hance revolutionary wood renewal helps restore cabinets and floors back to their original brilliance and luster and even dramatically change the color of your cabinets. Our The Home Depot store had a sample of this and the results are amazing! You can do a color renewal, a color shift or a total color change with the ReNew option. I really want darker cabinets!
Replace, Reface, ReNew are three options available ONLY at The Home Depot. Replace allows for full transformation of your kitchen cabinets with an array of choices from top brands. Reface is a perfect option to update your cabinets without a major renovation. And lastly, ReNew is ideal for consumers who want to give their existing cabinets a facelift without major disruptions and cost. And to complete your kitchen project, The Home Depot is your one stop shop for countertops, sinks, appliances, backsplashes and lighting.
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