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Kitchen *Help choosing Cabinet Color*, I'm not sure if I should choose a white look shaker style cabinet or a dark espresso.. Or maybe a middle in between color. I don't know as far as counter top what would look good. If you all can help by suggesting the best color scheme looking at my kitchen dinette. I have a small home and an open concept plan so I want my kitchen to look bigger that's why I thought maybe light colored cabinets would look nice but not really sure if this will go with my current furniture. Any help would be greatly appreciated., Kitchens Design
Old cabinet to fabulous island, Our new town home has very little counter space so I needed to figure out how to add some space without breaking the bank.  My first thought was to find an old piece to re-purpose - I found this old cabinet for $4.59 and added new paint, hardware & a granite top.  Waa-laa!, Kitchens Design
Ooops Paint, Water Damage and Asbestos...Oh My, I purchased my home in 2002. When I moved into my home my budget was very limited and still is. My home was built in 1955 and the kitchen has not been updated since then. The countertop is green, the backsplash is gray and black; and the floors were green vinyl tiles. With a limited budget at the time of purchase I decided the only thing I could afford was paint. I let my sons help me pick out colors to make our kitchen fun and cheerful. I painted the kitchen's walls yellow and the cabinets red. The children are older so now I want something more cleaner and less "colorful." I have 2 windows so the kitchen gets a lot of light. I posted pictures in 2009 of my kitchen for ideas but soon after I moved to NY to help my mother so I never got the chance to implement some of the ideas. In the years since moving to NY I allowed a relative to move into my home. To say the least not a good idea. The relative without my input or permission decided to put his stamp on my house. So instead of my kitchen being my image of what I wanted he put in colors he liked or just picked colors from the oops paint from the local home improvement center. He torn up the tiles in the kitchen with no plans to replace them. In February 2014 a pipe burst in the home causing significant water damage to several of the rooms including the kitchen. There is a good chance my entire kitchen has to be gutted and renovated. Needless to say the relative is no longer in my home. The renovation sounds like a blessing but I am overwhelmed with the project and where to start. I am having trouble finding contractors. I am overwhelmed with deciding on cabinets, flooring, backsplash, countertops, and paint. I am trying to decide whether to keep the original floorplan which I don't think worked for my family or changing the floorplan which I am hearing will cause the price of the renovation to increase. It is being recommended I hire a designer which I don't have the money for but may be necessary. I am doing this while I am still in NY working a full-time job and have several other rooms (guess bathroom, dining room, two bedrooms, basement and laundry room) that need to be gutted and/or renovated. I plan to return to my home in MD so I want the renovation to fit my family and our lifestyle. So I am at square one. The last kitchen I see is the best kitchen and so on. If I could put the design decision in someone else hands and show up when the renovation is completed I would be a happy camper. So any ideas, pictures, or thoughts would be helpful and very much appreciated., Kitchens Design
New Kitchen, New Kitchen Country Kitchen with a Retro Twist, Kitchens Design
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