House Renovation Series Part 2 – Kitchen Cabinet Update

Hello, everyone!

I have an exciting post for you all this week. As you can see by the title, we are talking more about the house renovation! The prospect of flipping our house is so exciting since the market in our area is super hot and Zillow has told us that our house is increasing in value each month so far. A lot goes into flipping a house and renovating a space so that we can increase our profit and improve the life of the next person who lives here. So I’m going to tell you one small update I did that hugely impacted the overall feel of our house. It’s simple and fairly inexpensive and that’s great when it impacts the resale value like it does!

According to an article on HGTV, kitchen and bathroom remodels are “two of the best investments you can make in your house.” So you better believe Leland and I were all about improving our kitchen. But we’re not made of money! So we had to think of small things that would visually improve the space, update the feel, and be fairly inexpensive, all while improving the value of our home.

If you missed Part 1 of this renovation series I’m doing, you can find Part 1 here. That’s our fireplace renovation and I’m SUPER proud of it because I did it all by myself! Go check it out for facelift inspiration.

Alright, on to Part 2! The first thing that I did to quickly and easily update the kitchen was to simply replace the cabinet hardware. At first, I had wanted to move the hardware from the middle of the door to the corner where handles normally are today, but I couldn’t think of an easy way to cover up the holes in the door. SO I kept the hardware in the same spot, and I think with just an updated piece of hardware, the placement isn’t even that big of a deal!

Before, the cabinets had these awful brass and overly ornate 1970’s cabinet and drawer pulls. So, the first thing I did was grabbed my handy screwdriver and got to work removing that ugly cabinet hardware!

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I’d say they turned out pretty well! These photos also give you a sneak peek into the paint color we chose for the kitchen! We’re almost done touching up the paint in there and when we finish the rest of the rooms in the house, I will be posting a full house makeover post specifically directed toward the color scheme and paint renovation!

If renovations are up your alley and you are interested in learning more about flipping houses, our renovations for your forever home, sign up for my email list to subscribe to my blog and never miss a post! If you have any questions about the hardware, how to replace handles, or any other renovation questions, leave them in the comment section below! I love hearing from you. 🙂

Thanks so much for following along; I really appreciate you all!

Happy its-not-hump-day-anymore Day (or in layman’s terms, Thursday).

~ M

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