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Now that I work from home, I’ve started to notice things around the house that I never had time to consider before. Fingerprints on cabinets, a loose piece of trim...It’s time to upgrade my kitchen. I don’t have a lot of money and need a real transformation. Any advice?

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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 11, 2011
    • Hi Twishy!

      Well I’m not sure if you want advice on how NOT to look at some things so closely while working at home. Or if you want advice on updating your kitchen. So I guess I will give both.

      Work- Don’t look that closely!!! It will drive you nuts if you look closer than when you worked outside your home.

      Kitchen- Do it in layers. Paint is cheap so start there. New hardware for your cabinets is also relatively cheap (unless you have a thousand doors), new wall pictures or accessories, new place mats, napkins or table cloth. Flowers or centerpiece for the table, new chair covers (I spent $70 on new ones and changed the look of my dining chairs).

      Good luck!

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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • Paint is an affordable upgrade. Small brad nails will fix the loose trim, just make sure they are sunk good so they don’t snag on anything. Stainless steel accessories look good in a kitchen, and so does copper. A natural roll up shade at the kitchen window maybe? If you like the look of open storage, take the doors off one or more of the top cabinets, paint the inside, fill in the screw holes and paint over them. (Save the doors incase you should want
      to put them back up someday or if you rent.)  

      Have fun! ;oD  


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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • Ditto to what Vikki said...happy

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      Hbrose wrote Jan 13, 2011
    • Hi Twishy and welcome to Fab40! All good suggestions above especially when trying to spiff up your kitchen and not spend too much money doing it. Also, now that you‘re working from home you have to try HARD not to “find things“! Boy, that drove me nuts when I first started working from home too.  Then I got too many home projects going and eventually became overwhelmed with trying to juggle my work at home and my home work, lol!  Vikki’s right, don’t look too close! happy

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