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Spring kitchen update: step by step instruction

Deciding to buy a new kitchen is not easy.But there is a way out - the kitchen can be updated by changing only a few items and color. An example of a kitchen that has outlived its life and again received a second life - in today's material, Time is inexorably changing everything, this is a fact. It can turn stone to dust and disable the most reliable mechanism. Nothing lasts forever, and if you are the owner of the highest quality item on Earth, sooner or later a moment will come when it loses its attractiveness, and its former functionality disappears somewhere, or, even worse, it will order to live long. There are only two options: throw it away after finding a replacement, or leave it for a long memory. It is easier with small goodness, here both options are applicable. And if this is, say, a whole kitchen section, well worn out, but quite bearable for use? Get ready for the fact that your inner pragmatism will arrange a leapfrog of doubts: you can't take it to your dacha, there is already an attic full of things like "suddenly come in handy"; ... Actually, why not follow the example of a young Canadian named Tanya. The girl attaches great importance to how her home looks. Refusing all sorts of services of a hired labor force, she completely blamed the refinement of the interior decoration on her husband and herself, while at the same time embodying her own ideas, and not the proposed option. One of the clear examples of the creativity of this couple is the kitchen furniture, which they inherited from their previous owners. Tanya, a master in her hobby, a blogger Without even a hint of a specialized education in the field of architecture and design, and being a doctor, Tanya and her husband have been working on interiors and furniture as a hobby since their student years. For more than five years he has been running his own blog, Dans le Lakehouse, where he regularly shares information about his projects. Recently, he willingly talks about the success of independent design and completion of a recently purchased house on the Upper Lake, near the border of Canada with the United States. dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca For purely practical and understandable reasons, it was decided to tackle the kitchen remodel first. “The main thing is to dine like a human being, and only then you can slowly continue the renovation in the rest of the house,” jokes Tanya. The original look of the kitchen wasn't all that bad, but it wasn't exactly good either. The previous owners, apparently, were not particularly worried about the design and color of the kitchen sections, so they chose a win-win classic: traditional wooden furniture covered with colorless varnish. Perhaps this option would be fine if the owners were not young and creative people. Even with two windows and beige walls, Tanya was still embarrassed by the insufficient brightness of the room. A solution to the problem immediately appeared in my head - a gray main color, which will be complemented by turquoise accents. “Neutral gray will curb the vibrant marine colors, while making the kitchen brighter and more fun, and the double color combination will not be so annoying,” such arguments could explain the girl's decision. The first candidate for abolition was the countertop.The hostess did not really like the rounding of the surface in the area of ​​the island. The budget was limited, and there was no talk of buying a laminated board, so my husband's father helped with choosing a decent and, in comparison with laminate, inexpensive solid maple. Canada is full of this wood, and there are even more craftsmen working with it. So a new kitchen countertop was assembled from several weighty parts. It was processed by hand, giving the surface a smooth surface. We painted the board in several layers using an airbrush, at the final stage it was covered with a special protective agent that is resistant to moisture and mechanical damage. “The gray color that we planned at the startthe epics with the alteration of the kitchen, sadly, was a hasty decision, "the girl admits, but how else, because everything cannot be foreseen. Nevertheless, there was a fallback. As it turned out in practice, the white color for the upper part of the kitchen contrasted much more successfully with the bright bottom of the drawers and the island. After dismantling the storage system and tiles, the voids in the walls were sheathed with plasterboard. As a decorative cladding, the owners, abandoning plaster, cleverly and quickly applied fiberboard panels. Imitating the slatted structure, the whole sheets were pre-painted in a brighter shade of white and fixed to the walls using mounting glue and self-tapping screws. The kitchen windows overlook the picturesque edge, and more oftenthe guests turned their gaze to the landscape rather than interested in the interior of the room. This did not suit Tanya, with the same cuisine it was not surprising. Undertaking to equalize the balance of external and internal beauty, the girl decided to add character to the interior, personalize it with the help of color. All the boxes from the floor storage system and the island, also known as the bar counter, remained in place. The uncomplicated rework process significantly transformed the existing kitchen furniture: temporary dismantling of the doors, then light sanding, one coat of primer and three coats of semi-gloss paint did the trick. Old door handles were fastened with only one screw - bought new ones, I had to drill an additional hole. In some places, the rusty ventilation grill under the cabinet was replaced with a similar one, in the color of the fittings. The hole for the sink was made during the installation processcountertops. The round, time-worn sink was replaced by a square, more spacious sink with two compartments made of stainless steel - the choice was determined by the low price. Something, but the smart faucet with a pull-out spout from Pfister definitely does not go under the heading of saving the family budget. Originally, the Lita model tap was ordered for the kitchen in the previous house, but was already being delivered to the new residence. The reason for the lack of light in the room was found.Oddly enough, but the main object that prevented full access to natural lighting was the top row of closed boxes. One of the former craftsmen, imagining himself a design guru, decided to cover the window with a visor, connecting the two parts of the hinged row. These bulky sections narrowed the space, eating up the volume of the room. Subsequently, the upper part of the kitchen was opened, and the storage system in the form of drawers was replaced with three levels of wall shelves for dishes and decorative elements. Chairs for a bar rack produced smallThe factory Modernica from Los Angeles (USA), which specializes in the manufacture of handmade furniture, perfectly fit into the overall atmosphere of the interior not only thanks to the color. The closed cabinet in the corner is forever out of boundskitchen. Its place was taken by the author's design of an open shelving made of plywood. Sketch, preparation of parts and final assembly - everything was done by the hands of Tanya's husband. Thanks to the open front, the prefabricated shelving unit perfectly matches the shelves on the wall. The final touch of the kitchen remodel wasan integral part of this functional space -. Matching the color of the furniture, in addition to its direct use, it also serves as a kind of decor. Tanya and her husband have collected a whole collection of items from the Pyrex manufacturer over the years of their life together. Something was bought on purpose: a mixer with a turquoise base, cutlery. Something has historical origins or is a housewarming gift. The only thing left untouched is the tilesand laminated flooring from household appliances - the same stove and an old refrigerator. The alteration of the kitchen is behind, a short break for rest - and the owners will again take on the repair and decoration of the house, or rather, those few rooms that have not yet been touched by the hand of home-grown craftsmen. Dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca, pinterest.com

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