I don’t blame you if you forgot. After all I began the project back in March. If you remember there were all sorts of setbacks. But basically this was the BEFORE”. Brown yucky cabinets, old faucets, a nasty vanity top…you get the idea.
Second, you will need to reinforce any overhangs you have on islands or breakfast bars. The last thing you want is to have your new tiles cracking or popping loose. Then you must lay cement backer board for any tiling project. After speaking with a nice man at Lowe’s, I decided to lay my backer board right on top of the old countertop. You will not be able to do this if your counter has a contoured edge or a build in backsplash ledge. Your old surface must be completely smooth and level and securely attached to the substrate.
When most people think of kitchen remodeling, lighting is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, something like recessed lighting provides functionality in addition to a sleek look. There is also the option of choosing lights underneath cabinets, which provide plenty of illumination to countertops where most of the work in the kitchen is done. LED lighting also provides an abundance of light while being energy efficient.
If you have a backsplash in your kitchen that you really hate, consider painting it. Painting a backsplash is not a difficult task, and it can completely change the look of your kitchen. It is also a less-expensive option than removing and replacing the existing backsplash. You can even use a grout pen to paint in new grout lines when you are done.
If you have decided to do your own repainting of your home’s exterior, remember to paint surfaces from the top down. Begin first with the gutters. The fascia boards, and the eaves of your house. When this part is finished, work your way downward to the main surfaces. You can save yourself a considerable amount of time by using a high-quality 4-inch brush. Check often for drips and streaks since they are more difficult to clean up after the paint is dried.