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Spring kitchen update: step by step instruction

Deciding to buy a new kitchen is not so easy. But there is a way out - you can update the kitchen, changing only a few items and color. An example of a kitchen that has outlived its and again received a second life - in today's material Time is inexorably changing everything, it's a fact. It is able to turn a stone into dust and disable the most reliable mechanism. Nothing is eternal, and if you are the owner of the highest quality object on Earth, sooner or later there will come a time when he will lose his attractiveness, and the former functionality will disappear somewhere, or worse, he will order for a long time to live. There are only two options: throw, finding a replacement, or leave for a long memory. With small good is easier, then both options are applicable. And if this, say, a whole kitchen section, order shabby, but quite tolerable for use? Prepare for the fact that your inner pragmatism will suit the leapfrog of doubts: you can not take them to the dacha, there's something like "suddenly useful", it's full of garbage, it's a pity to throw out, because 10 years ago this kitchen set cost a fortune, and to leave it embarrassing - the guests will not understand . Actually, why not follow the example of a young Canadian named Tanya (Tanya). The girl attaches great importance to what her apartment looks like. Having refused all kinds of services of a hired labor, she fully loaded the internal decoration into her husband and herself, and at the same time embodying her own ideas, and not the proposed option. One of the illustrative examples of the creativity of this pair is the kitchen furniture, which they inherited from previous owners. Tanya, a master in her hobby, a blogger Not having even a hint of profile education in the field of architecture and design, and being a doctor, Tanya and her husband have been working as a hobby for finishing interior and furniture items as a hobby. For more than five years, he has maintained his own blog, Dans le Lakehouse, in which he regularly shares information about his projects. Recently, he gladly talks about the successes of the independent design and completion of a newly bought house on the Upper Lake, near the border of Canada and the United States. Dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca From purely practical and understandable reasons for the alteration of the kitchen decided to take first. "The main thing is to dine in a human way, and then you can continue to repair slowly in the rest of the house," Tanya jokes. The original look of the kitchen was not so bad, but not quite good either. Previous owners, apparently, did not particularly worry 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 did not have young and creative people. Even with two windows and beige walls, Tanya was still confused by the lack of brightness of the room. In my head immediately appeared the solution to the problem - the gray main color, which will complement the turquoise accents. "Neutral gray will curb bright marine colors, while making the kitchen lighter and more fun, and a double combination of colors will not be so bothersome," such arguments could explain the girl's decision. The first candidate for the abolition was the table top. The hostess did not really like the rounding of the surface in the area of ​​the island. The budget was limited, and it was not about buying a laminated board, so her husband's father helped with the choice of a decent and, in comparison with laminate, an inexpensive array of maple. This timber in Canada is full, and craftsmen work with it even more. So from several weighty parts was collected a new table-top for the kitchen. It was processed manually, giving the surface a smoothness. The board was painted in several layers using an airbrush, at the final stage it was covered with a special protective agent, resistant to moisture and mechanical damage. "The gray color that we planned at the startEpic with the remaking of the kitchen, regrettably, was a hasty decision, "the girl admits, but how else, because everything is not provided for. Nevertheless, there was a spare option. As it turned out in practice, the white color for the upper part of the kitchen was much more successfully contrasted with the bright bottom of the boxes and the islet. After the dismantling of the storage system and tiles, voids in the walls were lined with plasterboard. As decorative facing, the owners, having refused plastering, cleverly and quickly applied the panels to the fiberboard. Imitating the rack structure, the whole sheets were pre-painted in a brighter shade of white and fixed on the walls with the help of mounting glue and self-tapping screws. The kitchen windows overlook the picturesque fringe, and more oftenGuests looked at the landscape, rather than interested in the interior of the room. Tanya did not like it, with the old kitchen and not surprisingly. In order to equalize the balance of external and internal beauty, the girl decided to add character to the interior, to personalize it with the help of color. All the boxes from the floor storage system and the islet, also the bar counter, remained in place. A simple process of refinement markedly transformed the existing kitchen furniture: temporary dismantling of doors, then a light grinding, one coat of primer and three layers of semi-gloss paint did their job. Old door handles were attached to just one screw - they bought new ones, I had to drill an additional hole. In some places, the rusted ventilation grill under the cupboard was replaced with a similar one, in the color of the fittings. A hole for the sink was made during the installation processCountertops. In place of the round, time-washed sink came a square, more capacious sink in two compartments of stainless steel - the choice was determined by a low price. Something, and a clever mixer with a pull-out spout brand Pfister does not exactly pass under the article of saving the family budget. Originally the crane of the Lita model was ordered for the kitchen in the previous house, but was already delivered to a new place of residence. The cause of the lack of light in the room was found. Strangely enough, but the main subject, which prevented full access to natural lighting, was the top row of closed boxes. Someone from the old 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" the volume of the room. Subsequently, the upper part of the kitchen was opened, and the storage system in the form of boxes was replaced by 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. Closed cupboard in the corner forever left the limitsKitchen. Its place was taken by the author's design of an open plywood rack. Sketch, preparation of parts and final assembly - all done by the hands of her husband Tanya. Thanks to the open facade, the assembly rack successfully echoes with the shelves on the wall. The final stroke of the kitchen remodeling becameAn integral part of this functional space. Matched in the color of furniture, in addition to direct application, it also serves as a kind of decor. A whole collection of items of the manufacturer Pyrex Tanya and her husband gathered during the years of life together. Something was bought specially: a mixer with a turquoise base, tableware. Something of historical origin or a gift for a housewarming. The only thing left untouched is the tileAnd laminate flooring on the floor, from household appliances - the same stove and an old refrigerator. Remaking the kitchen behind, a short break for rest - and the owners will again take up the repair and decoration of the house, or rather, those few rooms that have not touched the hand of home-grown masters. Dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca, pinterest.com

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