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How to Refinish Veneer Kitchen Cabinets

December 18, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen

Well, having veneer in your house can get messy quickly if you don’t know how to take care of it. Since cracked veneer can’t be fixed, and the surface can build up with grim, there isn’t much you can do to keep it looking like new. But, with the right preparation, you can learn how to paint it so it looks brand new.

First off, you need to fix any problems with the veneer, use wood glue to affix veneer back to the original surface. Unfortunately cracked or missing pieces of veneer cannot be fixed. You will need to remove the damaged piece and glue a new piece in its place.

Clean the surface with hot water removing any grease or grime. A simple solution containing a few drops of dish soap should work, do not saturate the surface. Please note that if the veneer is cracked, peeling or missing you should hold off on cleaning and fix this problem first as veneer is usually covering particle board (MDF) which breaks down when wet.

After drying, lightly sand the veneer (do not sand through veneer) and use tack cloth to remove all of the dust created on the surface. You may also want to clean up any dust around the surface to be painted or you have the potential to have the dust blow into your fresh paint.

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with brown colors and white tiles

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with brown colors and white tiles

Wood Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown colors and dark floors

Wood Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown colors and dark floors

Wood Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with brown paint colors and white flooring

Wood Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with brown paint colors and white flooring

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with modern lighting

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with modern lighting

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with hardwood floors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with hardwood floors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with cream colors and white wall paint colors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with cream colors and white wall paint colors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark black paint colors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark black paint colors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown paint colors and light fixtures

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown paint colors and light fixtures

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown paint colors

Veneer Kitchen Cabinets with dark brown paint colors

Apply primer at least 2 coats. Allow to dry for 24 hours. You may need to sand between coats of primer, depends on smoothness of surface desired. Apply paint, 2 coats for light paint, generally more for darker colors. Lastly, seal with 2-4 coats of varnish if the surface is going to be used as a work surface.

If you have wood-veneer cabinets, different thing would work with the refinishing. The surfaces of these cabinets are real wood, but they generally can’t be sanded down for staining, because you risk taking off the veneer and exposing the sub-material. However, veneer surfaces can be re-glossed, which is often enough to brighten them up and provide a new look. Things you will need, screwdriver, newspapers, 100-grit sandpaper, 120-grit sandpaper, polyeurethane gloss and Brushes.

Firstly, remove the cabinet doors and set them on newspapers on the floor. Remove all hinges and hardware with a screwdriver and set it aside.
Next, lightly sand the entire surface of the cabinets and doors with 100-grit sandpaper. Sand it just enough to take off the shine of the old gloss, without going all the way down to the wood surface. Wipe the sanding dust off everything.

And then, starting at the top of the cabinets, use your brush to apply a light layer of gloss to the wood. Brush with the grain of the wood in short, slow strokes, avoiding drips and bubbles. Let it dry for a day.Then lightly buff the new gloss with 120-grit sandpaper, just enough to take off the shine. Apply a second coat of gloss in the same manner as the first. Let it dry.Then apply a third coat in the same way, buffing the gloss and brushing on a thin, new layer. After it dries, put the cabinet doors and hardware back on.


Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget

December 18, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Nearly everyone spends time in the bathroom before leaving the house. Your bathroom should be a space that you enjoy being in, no matter how small. If you find your bathroom cramped or cluttered, you can make a few small changes that will quickly transform it without ruining your budget.

Remodeling a small bathroom requires a lot of planning to ensure that your budget is used wisely. When it comes to small spaces, choosing the right accessories can impact the look and feel of the space more than anything else.

First, check your cabinet hardware. If your bathroom cabinets are old and tired looking and you can’t afford new ones, there’s still a cheap and easy way to freshen them up. Purchase new cabinet handles and drawer pulls. Nowadays there is a wealth of strikingly decorative cabinet hardware that will take attention away from the outdated cupboards and drawers and act as a distinctive finishing touch for the entire bathroom. Consider selecting cabinet hardware that matches the color of the paint on your walls as it will help bring the room together.

Small bathroom remodel interior with white and orange themes

Small bathroom remodel interior with white and orange themes

Modern small bathroom remodel with dark interior and corner shower on a budget

Modern small bathroom remodel with dark interior and corner shower on a budget

Small bathroom remodel ideas with blue themes and white cabinets

Small bathroom remodel ideas with blue themes and white cabinets

Small bathroom remodel interior with white cabinets on a budget

Small bathroom remodel interior with white cabinets on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with corner shower on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with corner shower on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with pink flower wallpaper on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with pink flower wallpaper on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with red cabinets on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with red cabinets on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with white and green themes on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with white and green themes on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with white curtains on a budget

Small bathroom remodel with white curtains on a budget

Then take a look at your shower curtain and rug. They are two articles that can quickly take a beating from frequent use. The shower curtain can turn cloudy and the bath mat rug can lose its bright color and fluffiness.

Purchasing a new, crisp shower curtain and a new, soft rug are easy ways to freshen up your bathroom immediately. Select curtain and mat colors that either match your walls or that contrast in a harmonious way.

Beside that, you need to reduce the scale of the accessories and furniture in the bathroom. The bigger the items are, the smaller the bathroom will feel. This is especially true of crowded corners, overstuffed sinks and windowsills and large laundry hampers or containers. Just by replacing these items for a smaller version, you can gain enough space to add other items or to replace the tub or extend the shower.

Don’t forget take out the tub and make do with just a shower. This will increase the available space considerably and allow you to add additional furniture for storage. A shower curtain will make the space look even bigger, since you can leave it slightly open to show the added space behind it. If you prefer sliding doors, make them glass.

You can also try and add a large mirror. If you can’t change your vanity mirror, add track lights on top to give the impression of a larger reflection or place a second mirror on the opposite wall. Make space for candles or add a dimmer switch so you can take a bath in a more peaceful atmosphere.
If you consider to repaint or retile, use light colors. If white or light blue feel too simple, consider adding splashes of color by introducing a contrasting tile once in a while or painting a border to separate wall from ceiling.


How to Choose The Best Small Bathroom Vanities

December 17, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom

Everyone wants to have a bathroom that is both functional and stylish at the same time. One way that you can have both is by adding bathroom vanities in it. There are a lot of designs that you can choose from when planning to add bath vanities in your bathroom. You can go for modern designs or antique themed bathroom vanities. You certainly have vast choices, especially if you have a large bathroom area.

When it comes to small spaced bathrooms however, you should pick the right ones. You should avoid getting vanity furniture that may take up a lot of space, like antique bathroom vanities as they will congest your bathroom with their bulky designs. It would be a more appropriate choice to invest in a contemporary bathroom vanity which would fit within the small space in your bathroom.

In picking out the bathroom vanity that you will be adding into your bathroom, the first thing that you need to keep in mind is your bathroom space. You should take note that placing a lot of items in your bathroom, occupying all the free spaces will leave it with a cluttered look. So, make sure that you only get the essential ones.

Small bathroom vanities with single round sink and mirror

Small bathroom vanities with single round sink and mirror

Black small bathroom vanities with single sink and mirror

Black small bathroom vanities with single sink and mirror

Small bathroom vanities with red cabinets and single sink

Small bathroom vanities with red cabinets and single sink

Small bathroom vanities with double sink and mirror

Small bathroom vanities with double sink and mirror

Small bathroom vanities with dark brown cabinets and stylish single sink

Small bathroom vanities with dark brown cabinets and stylish single sink

Small bathroom vanities with single sink and black cabinets

Small bathroom vanities with single sink and black cabinets

Small bathroom vanities with white round single sink and round mirror

Small bathroom vanities with white round single sink and round mirror

Small bathroom vanities with white single sink and single mirror

Small bathroom vanities with white single sink and single mirror

Small bathroom vanities with wooden cabinets and white single sink

Small bathroom vanities with wooden cabinets and white single sink

If the bathroom space and your budget allow it, you can go for small bathroom vanity and sinks. This will allow you to have both a sink and a storage space for your toiletries at the same time. This can be a practically choice as it allows you to organize your bathroom items while providing an area for you sink. However, if you find that you don’t have space to place a vanity cabinet, you might want to add a corner piece in your bathroom instead. This allows you to utilize a corner in your bathroom and place a sink on it.

When planning what kind and the design of the bathroom vanity that you will be placing in your small spaced bathroom. Keep in mind that you should get one that utilizes space efficiently, as well as allow you to organize your bathroom items. In order to maximize space and help you organize your items, you should pick one that has two or four small drawers by each side of the vanity top. This allows you to organize small bathroom items like toothbrushes, soaps, etc.

Aside from small drawers on the side, you should also try picking out modern bath vanities that has shelves below the drawers. This can be the perfect storage space to place towels, robes, etc. However, this will still depend on the size of the bathroom vanity that you will be choosing.

Other than the design and storage space, you should also consider what kind of material you want the bath vanity to be. Wood is the most common materials when it comes to bathroom vanity furniture. You can also opt to purchase ones that are made from stronger materials like granite, marble, etc. However, the cost is much higher when going for bath furniture that are made from stronger materials.