5 Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen On A Budget

Written by Lee Dobbins

Getting a kitchen remake can be tough on your bank account, but there are some ways that you can give your kitchen a whole new look even if you are on a tight budget. These 5 decorating tips won’t breakrepparttar bank but will have a lot of impact onrepparttar 100404 way your kitchen looks.

1.Spruce it up with paint.

Paint hasrepparttar 100405 biggest bang forrepparttar 100406 buck when redecorating any room and especially forrepparttar 100407 kitchen. It’s fairly inexpensive and easy to use and can changerepparttar 100408 whole look ofrepparttar 100409 room in a day! You can use paint to update worn out cabinets as well as adding a new look to your walls. If you are adventurous, you can even try some faux painting to give your wallsrepparttar 100410 look of old world plaster or marble. Your local home improvement store probably gives lessons in this for free.

2.New hardware and knobs.

While this may cost you a bit more than paint, replacing your cabinet hardware and knobs can make a huge difference inrepparttar 100411 look of your kitchen. There’s tons of different styles and colors to choose from – everything from a 1930’s glass drawer pull to knobs styled like modern aluminum kitchen utensils. If you are planning on redecorating your kitchen, you might want to look at knobs first – you might find a style or color that gives yourepparttar 100412 inspiration forrepparttar 100413 whole room!

3. Put Up A Border

A wallpaper border is easy work and can make a drastic change without putting much or a dent in your kitchen decorating budget. Sometimes you can even find a pleasing pattern inrepparttar 100414 discontinued bin for little money. Just make sure there is enough to paperrepparttar 100415 area you want before you bring it home! If you don’t like any ofrepparttar 100416 paper borders, find a stencil that you like and use that –repparttar 100417 cost of paint for this will be minimal. A traditional place for a border is arepparttar 100418 top ofrepparttar 100419 wall next torepparttar 100420 ceiling, but it can also look nice at chair rail height and also as a backsplash above your kitchen countertops.

Installing a Toilet

Written by Mark Donovan

The installation of a toilet is a relatively easy job for a homeowner. With a couple of wrenches, a screwdriver and a few shims a new toilet can be installed in about one hour.

Toilets can be purchased at any home improvement store or plumbing supply center. Typically a gravity flush toilet costs between $150 and $300, howeverrepparttar price can double or triple for more elaborate units, such as pressure flush systems. Today’s toilets are mandated to use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, where as older units used as much as 5 gallons. The initial 1.6 gallon toilets were notorious for frequently clogging, however overrepparttar 100403 past several years suppliers have improvedrepparttar 100404 performance of these low water-use systems.

Settingrepparttar 100405 Toilet

A toilet usually consists of two main parts: a bowl and a tank. It is best to first installrepparttar 100406 bowl. Prior to seatingrepparttar 100407 bowl, check ifrepparttar 100408 closet flange has been temporarily plugged with insulation or a rag to prevent sewer gases from escaping. Remove this. Next setrepparttar 100409 bowl on top ofrepparttar 100410 closet flange to determine if it sits level. If it does not, prepare some shims to use later.

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