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  1. How to reface your own kitchen cabinets like a professional

    My husband and I just embarked on a huge kitchen remodel and are refacing all of our own kitchen cabinets. We didn't want to lose the good quality pine cabinets that have been there since the 1950s,...
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    Re: Hardwood in Kitchen?

    My vote is for wood. You can always refinish it, and it is one of the rare materials that looks better with age, even as it gets dings and cracks. But that's just my personal preference. Good luck...
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    Re: breakfast bar

    We just did the same thing! Our kitchen was too narrow and closed off, so we opened up a wall and added a butcherblock peninsula. My advice: please make sure the wall your are knocking down is not...
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    Re: Wood floor first or Base Cabinets?

    I would go with the cabinets first, since they are supposed to be built in. My husband and I just started the same kind of remodel and are going with the cabs first. You will also save money on...
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    Re: To remove or not to remove?

    Keep it! I have seen some amazing butler pantry remodels on the web. Plus, it preserves the architectural integrity of your home.
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    Re: refacing kitchen cabinets

    There are also cheap ways to get new ones -- if it's in your budget. It may be a worthwhile investment, since plastic and mdf won't last too long.
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    Re: Small Eat-In Kitchen Design

    We have a teeny, tiny kitchen that we just started remodeling. Problem: we're a busy family of four! So it's been a challenge. We decided to open up a wall on one of the sides and add a butcherblock...
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    Re: Wood Matching Cabinets and floor

    I prefer the bamboo. Rosewood just doesn't seem to match very well, though perhaps the color on the picture is misleading. Good luck!
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    Re: Restoring wood countertops

    Not sure how to undertake the entire job, but be sure to finish the countertops with non-toxic butcherblock oil. There are some great products on the market (not sure what I used, there are so many...
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    Re: stripping kitchen cabinets

    I have circumvented this problem by stripping very small areas at a time. It takes longer, but you avoid the dust and health hazards generated by sanding. So, try doing 2 sq.ft. at a time wearing a...
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    Re: removing paint stain

    Keep us updated on how it turns out! I'm contemplating a similar project...
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