I really agree with the lighting. We couldn't afford much when we moved into our first house, but the kitchen was terribly outdated. We painted, made the doorway larger, refinished the cabinets, and added a track lighting system (they make them pretty small and inconspicuous now. Those updates made the whole kitchen seem bright and open. A few years later our sink started leaking and caused our laminate counter to rot. We ripped it out and replaced it. We found a great deal on a large sink and faucet and it's unbelievable the difference it makes in cleaning up and such. I don't have to think about squeezing a stockpot under the faucet, and a casserole dish fits all the way in instead of either being half in or precariously balancing on the edge. We replaced our stove when it blew up, but the dishwasher and fridge don't match. Oh well, it's a process right? Do a bit at a time.
High Impact Kitchen Changes:
A Designer Reveals Her Tips
|12/21/12 8:40 AM|
i love acrylic chairs with detailed wood tables. You'll really be able to see the detail in the table
Dining Chair Suggestions for Inherited Carved Wood Table? Good Questions
|10/25/12 6:49 PM|
I am not a fan of mcmansions to be sure. However, there are many areas in which my 1200 squarefoot home for myself, my husband and two kids would seem decadent. Plus, anyway you slice it, almost all Americans (and other westerners to a lesser degree) use more than our fair share of the earths resources. It seems self-righteous to say that someone else's extravagance is "too much" when really all of us are really taking too much. I'm just saying that it's not just the mcmansions that are the problem. It's a deeper more systemic issue.
Residential Restraint: Big-House Backlash
This Old House
|10/24/12 1:15 PM|