Before and after #1: My kitchen improvment

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Blog entry by Nadia posted 05-24-2018 07:19 PM 1710 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two years ago, I bought my second home alone after my separation. Having only one salary to pay the monthly payment and little time and knowledge in the renovation, I was advised repeatedly not to buy a house, but rather to opt for a condo.

My idea was made: I could not afford to buy a new house, but I had my father join and semi-retirement to help me renovate. So I made several changes and here is my cooking before and after.

Contrary to what one might think, the changes are rather minor, the hardwood floors having been the most difficult to install. Fortunately, I did not have a large room, so the time and costs were low.

The counter was chosen based on its elegance and low price. Despite the striking resemblance to a granite countertop, it is high pressure laminate. The cabinets were simply sanded and repainted. All for a total amount of $ 4000!

What do you think about it?

-- Nadia, Montreal,

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 08:54 PM

Looks nice and bright! It’s great what you did on a limited budget.

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#2 posted 05-24-2018 08:56 PM


-- Nadia, Montreal,

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#3 posted 05-25-2018 04:52 PM

Looks like a wonderful improvement. Congratulations on a job well done

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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