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Courtney, who pens the blog March Orchard, never liked her kitchen’s 30-year-old laminate countertops. So she decided to paint them with black chalkboard paint.
The result? A beautiful, functional, and food-safe countertop that looks like soapstone but cost a heck of a lot less — only $50. The fun part: She jots her grocery list on the counter.
Courtney reports that two years later, the countertop still looks fabulous. You can check out her DIY project and her pick for a non-toxic, eco-friendly chalkboard paint here.
Image: Sarah’s Big Idea
Not only did Sarah, from Sarah’s Big Idea, paint her cabinets in classic white, she went one step further. She heightened her builder-grade boxes with MDF (medium-density fiberboard) to make dramatic use of wall space. And she topped them off with crown molding, which she painted black for eye-catching contrast.
And she did it all for about $200.
The final result? A stylish kitchen with enduring good looks. Sarah breaks down the entire transformation here.
Image: Moving to the Country
Talk about wow factor. How did Colette, the DIYer behind the Moving to the Country blog, create this colorful, snazzy chevron design?
We won’t divulge all the details, but it involved frog tape and sample-sized containers of paint. The latter saved a bundle; the entire project cost less than $30.
Want another reason this backsplash is a win-win? There’s no dirt-catching grout to clean. Plus, Colette didn’t have to move her appliances or cabinetry to get the project done. However, she admits it took some physical dexterity to paint the corners.
Learn how to create a backsplash like this one here.
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Most spice racks are corny — there, we said it. A better idea is to keep that jumble of little jars and tins off your counter and hidden away in a drawer. This clever spice rack insert ($60 for a 16-inch-wide rack) fits most standard drawers and easily can be trimmed to fit odd sizes. The angled shelves hold spice jars so it’s easy to read labels.
Image: Omega National Products
A little imagination can put the backs of cabinet doors to good use. Here, a mail-order magazine filing box ($5) makes a handy holder for odd-size items, putting them close at hand when the door is opened. Note that the second shelf of your cabinet has to be recessed for this trick to work.
There’s no denying it — a bunch of spatulas and big stirring spoons stuck in a canister on your kitchen counter always looks messy. But an experienced cabinetmaker may have some tricks up a sleeve. The makers of these cabinets devised a utensil drawer. They purchased stainless steel crocks ($15) online, and fitted them into circular holes cut into a plywood insert.
Image: HEI Design
Drawers to the Rescue
Bending over to peer into the recesses of lower cabinets is a drag. Better to bring cabinet contents to light with a pull-out drawer. Drawer partitions help keep stuff organized and easy-to-find. Adding a pull-out drawer tacks $135-$210 onto the price of the cabinet.
Related: Costs and Options of Pull-Out Drawers
Image: ShelfGenie Franchise Systems, LLC
Establish a little order for awkward-to-store items with a tray cabinet — a base cabinet made especially for baking pans, cutting boards, and other large, flat items. It includes partition walls so you can easily spot what you’re looking for. A tray cabinet is a standard offering from most cabinet manufacturers — you’ll pay a modest 10% premium over the cost of a regular base cabinet.
Your Hidden Side
You can squeeze extra storage out of your kitchen cabinet design — if you know where to look. This narrow cabinet fits unobtrusively on the side of an upper cabinet and opens to reveal a key rack and message board. Be sure to check with your cabinet designer or supplier so you can explore all the options available for your particular cabinet layout.
Related: 7 Storage Solutions You Didn’t Know You Had
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Keep your favorite tablet apps front and center without using up counter space. Adjustable media holders ($50) clamp securely to upper cabinets so you can conveniently keep recipes and YouTube cooking instructions right at your fingertips.
Image: Belkin Intl.
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