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Kitchen Makeover in Stages

Not prepared to complete an entire kitchen remodel? Do it in stages, like this kitchen. See how to create a plan and carry it out over time.

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Does your kitchen look like this? Make the most of your time and money, and transform it with two stages of renovation. First, tackle the items that take up the most visual space. In this kitchen, the cabinets and walls were refreshed with paint, and new vinyl floors were installed. The kitchen immediately feels bright and airy. Paint upper and lower cabinets, different colors for a custom look. Above, crown molding and trim disguise the soffit. Spread out cost with the second phase of renovation. A new sink, faucet, countertops and backsplash, complement the changes from phase 1 and give phase 2 the kitchen remodel contemporary style. Dark countertops coordinate with oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware, while the glazed ceramic tile backsplash and porcelain sink, add new life to the 1980s kitchen. A pull out faucet with an arched neck rounds out the look. Take tips from this remodel and ease the strain on your wallet, by breaking up a big project into phases.