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$5oo Makeover: From Boring to Beautiful

A little elbow grease and simple upgrades took this kitchen from boring to beautiful.

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I'm Rachel Haugo with Kitchen and Bath Makeovers magazine were all about big dreams and real budget. We chose this kitchen to show you how a few simple upgrades and a little Aqua grease. It can take your kitchen from boring to beautiful and the best part you don't have to spend more than $500. When the project started, this kitchen was a blank plate. The simple white cabinets work, but there wasn't anything really special about that. Clearing up the tops of the cabinet simplify the space and didn't cost a thing. Painting the walls of warm grey infused the room with a modern feel. The paint from Freshaire costs $40. To add color to the room without feeling overwhelming, a simple 1 x 1 inch variegated tile from ModWalls. It was easy to install for just $229. This cabinet was considered waste of space before, so we added shelves perfect for wine storage. This little niche was also empty and awkward. By adding 2 shelves, it's now the ideal place to store cookbook. The lumber for this project came in at $20, so glam up the cabinets without doing any major changes. We switched out the knobs for streamline to brushed nickel pulls from Alice Homewares. They cost $118. Before, this niche was the catch-out place for wine, cookbooks and everything else. We cleaned it out, painted it the same grey the rest of the kitchen and topped the seat with a comfy seat cushion. The fabric from Company C costs $50. To update the lighting, we replaced the old picture with this inexpensive model. We found in the outdoor lighting section at a local hardware store and it fits perfectly for only $30. It was a great buy. It's that easy and only a weekend this kitchen got a completely upgraded look for just $490. Now, what do you think you could do in your kitchen? I'm Rachel Haugo with Kitchen and Bath Makeovers magazine were we help you with big dreams and real budget.