Four Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Updates

DIY Techniques Workbook – As Seen In Canadian Home Trends Fall 2013

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Tip #1: Brighten Your Kitchen

For dim or poorly lit kitchens, white paint is the obvious choice. However, using warm colours will bring more character to the room while still brightening it up.

Tip #2: DIY Granite-Looking Counter Tops

Love the look of granite, but scared off by the cost and hassle of replacing your counter tops? Rust-Oleum® Countertop Transformations® offers a unique, do-it-yourself coating system that is simple to apply, durable for everyday use and comes in a variety of beautiful, on-trend colours. Save time and money and bring designer style into the heart of your home.

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After:

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Tip #3: Kitchen Revamp

You can easily transform that out-of-date kitchen into a beautiful, stylish, designer-inspired kitchen with Rust-Oleum® Cabinet Transformations®. this revolutionary, do-it-yourself coating system completely changes the look of your cabinets for a fraction of the price of purchasing brand new ones. the kits are available in two versions including a special kit for natural wood cabinets which gives you the option to renew your faded wood cabinets and bring them back to their like-new condition without losing the rich, warm beauty of the natural wood.

Tip #4: Paint a Designer Backsplash

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A painted backsplash is a great way to add a classic tile look to your kitchen without the hassle of actually tiling. Compared to installing a tiled backsplash, painting one is signifi cantly less expensive, takes only a portion of the time and is simple to achieve a beautiful style without a messy installation. To create your own painted backsplash, you’ll need a high-quality tape, like FrogTape® brand painter’s tape, to ensure crisp, clean paint lines. Before painting, place the tape along your backsplash horizontally and vertically to create your faux tiles and use the ruler to make sure your lines are even and neat.

Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You’ll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you’ve always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada’s best places to shop.

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  1. I recently re-faced my kitchen cabinets! Love how fresh they look! With the money I saved I also bought DIY gliding shelves from shelf works, love how organized everything is now! Beautiful cabinets inside & out!

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