Kitchen Makeover

10 Things to Buy for Your Kitchen If Your Tax Refund Is $1,000 or More — Treat Your Kitchen to a Tax Refund

Uncle Sam owes you money? Congrats! People say it's actually better to owe money in April because otherwise it's like you gave the government an interest-free loan, but who cares what those people say! You're about to get some money. Money that you didn't technically have before! Put that money to use in the place that matters to you the most: the kitchen.

Here are some ideas on how to spend that refund check if you're getting a cool grand — or more! Wow, lucky you! — back.

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10 Things to Buy for Your Kitchen If Your Tax Refund Is Around $500 — Treat Your Kitchen to a Tax Refund

Uncle Sam owes you money? Congrats! People say it's actually better to owe money in April because otherwise, it's like you gave the government an interest-free loan, but who cares what those people say. Because you're about to get some money. Money that you didn't technically have before! Put that money to use in the place that matters to you the most: the kitchen.

Here are some ideas for how to spend that refund check if you're getting $500 (give or take) back.

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10 Things to Buy for Your Kitchen If Your Tax Refund Is a Couple Hundred Bucks — Treat Your Kitchen to a Tax Refund

Uncle Sam owes you money? Congrats! People say it's actually better to owe money in April because otherwise it's like you gave the government an interest-free loan, but who cares what those people say! You're about to get some money. Money that you didn't technically have before! Put that money to use in the place that matters to you the most: the kitchen.

Here are some ideas on how to spend that refund check if you're getting a couple hundred bucks back.

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You Have to See This $200 Kitchen Makeover — Happy at Home

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You fine readers have been very vocal in letting us know how you feel about open shelving. Some of you love the idea of turning your kitchen into a museum, with all your dinnerware on display. The rest of you? Well, you just can't imagine. You need a place to hide your ugly plastic containers and pile up your mismatched bowls!

No matter which side of this divide you fall on, we're betting you're going to be pretty darn impressed by this kitchen makeover. It was done in just two weekends and cost less than $200.

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The Coolest Way to Paint Your Tiny Kitchen on a Budget — Kitchen Projects

It seems to me that I'm always one or two steps behind my peers in the general scheme of things. My friends have beautiful homes with expansive kitchens and adorable children and handsome, hard-working husbands, and I'm over here in my tiny house that I rent, single, and I can't even keep a plant alive. I realize that everyone gets there (wherever there is) in their own time, but I wanted to do something that would inspire me on a daily basis and remind me that there are big things out there, even while I was standing in my tiny kitchen.

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10 Ways We’ve Disguised Ugly Rental Kitchen Countertops — Home Improvement

We've all been there: Living in a rental apartment that might be great for any number of reasons, but has one fatal flaw. Usually a fridge that's too small, floors that have seen better days, cabinets that don't measure up, or countertops that hail from a bygone decade.

Luckily, a few of these can be fixed. Today we're looking at countertops. There are a few things you can do to hide those unsightly laminate or tile counters. A few will require landlord approval, and some can be installed and removed easily, making them ideal for stealth situations. Take a look and see which one might work for your rental kitchen.

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