An effective cabinet can be as shallow as 3.75"" with a door between 2 studs.You can create the look of a custom kitchen by finishing off the ends of you cabinets and the backs of islands and peninsulas. It's a subtlety that people will notice but maybe not understand. It says ""quality"" without costing a lot of money.Don't break the bank buying granite. That stuff is expensive and it's not very green either. Try papercrete, recycled marble or other stone, bamboo butcher block, ceramic tile, stone tile or anything that is on the cheaper side of materials. You can also paint or skim goose down coat existing counter tops.A nice cook top and 2 separate stacked ovens are generally cheaper than the big commercial ranges. Buy energy star rated appliances and save big dollars every day. You might even find them second hand.
So there you are. These are all my favorite ways to save and still have a nice kitchen. We once refaced a whole big kitchen with 46 door and drawer panels for $1,200. We had a cabinetmaker make the doors and then spray painted them ourselves. It helped our home sell and close in 6 weeks when we decided to move. The previous owners had it for sale for over 2 years with the old tired 80s style cabinets. Faster resale says you don't have to keep making payments. Many house payments are more than we spent on our kitchen."
"A mint company has recently carried out research with a substance from the bark of the magnolia tree. They put this substance into a mint and found that it was very efficient in killing off the bacteria that causes bad breath - so efficient in fact that it killed off 60% of the bacteria. They compared this to a normal mint which was found to kill of only 4%. If you suffer from bad breath, you are not alone. Experts now say that this is a major social and psychological problem which affects the majority of the population, Yes, it is that bad ! But babies, cats and dogs also suffer from the same problem.
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Hermes Kelly Long Wallet