How to Save on a Kitchen Reno

Kitchen renovations can get very expensive very quickly. And, unlike a bedroom or bathroom or other kind of reno project, most homes have only one kitchen. So you’ll want to both keep costs down and also plan carefully to speed everything along once the reno work starts. This post has tips and tricks for speedy kitchen makeover ideas that won’t break your bank. Continue reading How to Save on a Kitchen Reno

Kitchen Floor Tile Fabu

This is a post that describes installing large format porcelain ceramic tile for a 200-ft2 kitchen space on a concrete subfloor with some significant fractures. If you want to make sure that your expensive new 12×12 inch or larger tile doesn’t crack, then there are several things you can do: Make sure the substrate (concrete slab or plywood subfloor) is sound and flex-free. If the … Continue reading Kitchen Floor Tile Fabu

New Tile for a New(ish) Kitchen

This post explains how to demo, prep, and re-tile a kitchen space with a plywood subfloor. Replacing a tile floor can seem challenging, but it’s actually pretty straightforward with the right materials and tools. The Start This is a kitchen in a 1950s -vintage pier and beam bungalow that had already been renovated with new cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Unfortunately though, the kitchen renovator had … Continue reading New Tile for a New(ish) Kitchen

Kitchen Reno: maximizing condo value

The Challenge? How to make an outdated kitchen in a 750ft2 2/1 apartment condo shine without making the rest of the condo look terrible in the process. This is a pretty common problem, especially apparent if you make a habit of looking at rehab house open houses. To save the cost of full remodels, folks focus on renovating just the bathrooms and/or kitchen to focus … Continue reading Kitchen Reno: maximizing condo value

Kitchen Reno: the full kind

The upside of a bad kitchen … … is the low bar for making it better! These folks had a quite outdated 1980s vintage kitchen space that was nicely large and worked okay, but didn’t have much else going for it. Dark, uninspired, and not completely functional for a growing family: A full to-the-studs complete renovation redo for a large ~200ft2 kitchen with lots of … Continue reading Kitchen Reno: the full kind