Search
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Filter by Custom Post Type
Content from
{ "homeurl": "https://rismedia.com/", "resultstype": "vertical", "resultsposition": "hover", "itemscount": 4, "imagewidth": 70, "imageheight": 70, "resultitemheight": "auto", "showauthor": 0, "showdate": 1, "showdescription": 1, "charcount": 3, "noresultstext": "No results!", "didyoumeantext": "Did you mean:", "defaultImage": "https://rismedia.com/wp-content/plugins/ajax-search-pro/img/default.jpg", "highlight": 0, "highlightwholewords": 1, "openToBlank": 1, "scrollToResults": 0, "resultareaclickable": 1, "autocomplete": { "enabled": 1, "googleOnly": 1, "lang": "en", "mobile": 1 }, "triggerontype": 1, "triggeronclick": 1, "triggeronreturn": 1, "triggerOnFacetChange": 1, "trigger": { "delay": 300, "autocomplete_delay": 310 }, "overridewpdefault": 0, "override_method": "post", "redirectonclick": 0, "redirectClickTo": "results_page", "redirect_on_enter": 0, "redirectEnterTo": "results_page", "redirect_url": "?s={phrase}", "settingsimagepos": "left", "settingsVisible": 0, "hresulthidedesc": "0", "prescontainerheight": "400px", "pshowsubtitle": "0", "pshowdesc": "1", "closeOnDocClick": 1, "iifNoImage": "description", "iiRows": 2, "iiGutter": 5, "iitemsWidth": 200, "iitemsHeight": 200, "iishowOverlay": 1, "iiblurOverlay": 1, "iihideContent": 1, "loaderLocation": "auto", "analytics": 0, "analyticsString": "", "show_more": { "url": "?s={phrase}", "action": "ajax" }, "mobile": { "trigger_on_type": 1, "trigger_on_click": 1, "hide_keyboard": 0 }, "compact": { "enabled": 1, "width": "300px", "closeOnMagnifier": 1, "closeOnDocument": 0, "position": "fixed", "overlay": 0 }, "animations": { "pc": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "fadeInDown" }, "mob": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "voidanim" } }, "autop": { "state": "disabled", "phrase": "", "count": 100 } }
Share This Post Now!

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2008-After downsizing to a historic 1920s cottage, a music-loving couple found perfect harmony with a kitchen makeover. They bought a fixer-upper after their daughters left the nest, and wanted to update the kitchen without spending a fortune. The couple chose mainly off-the-shelf products (with the exception of Special Order countertops) and created a space that’s jam-packed with personality.What They Did

The Challenge: The kitchen’s inefficient layout and outdated appliances provided little inspiration for the homeowners. They wanted to infuse the warmth of a European bistro into the room’s new design and achieve a customized look.

The Solution: Open shelving and a harmonious color palette make the room feel larger. Sticking to their budget, the homeowners salvaged the hardwood floors underneath the tile and painted unfinished in-stock oak cabinets. They chose a suite of stainless appliances to bring the kitchen up to date. The new refrigerator was placed across from the sink for a better workflow, and improved lighting provides ample illumination in the work areas.

Here are 5 ways you can also get a custom look for less:

1. Prepare. Developing a game plan from the beginning helps you stay focused and stick to a theme and color palette.

2. Paint. By coating unfinished wooden cabinets with your desired color, you can get a bold look for a fraction of the cost.

3. Personalize. Do-it-yourself shelving or a breakfast bar maximizes space and adds a one-of-a-kind, professional feel.

4. Pick a suite. Choosing appliances from the same brand with the same finish will give the kitchen a more cohesive appearance.

5. Pad with finishing touches. Unique additions, such as a chalkboard wall or framed travel photos, make a kitchen anything but ordinary.

Source: Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine, May/June 2008

192.168.100.54