Kitchen Remodeling Help!
March 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am moving into this apartment in Africa the kitchen needs complete remodeling I don't want to put too much money into it
It has two doors one that opens towards a sunroom and one that opens towards a hall keep in mind that there is a door between the sunroom and the hall a window that opens towards the inside of the house ( useless in my opinion) i need a refrigerator a stove with an oven and a microwave and a small table if possible any ideas
This a 12x12 kitchen
Cabinets are concrete I don't know whether to get rid of them or just add wood doors and add wood cabinets on top walls
Please Help!
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I appreciate you are in Africa and building standards are somewhat different.

First of all, it needs a good disinfection and clean. My initial thought is tear down and start again - it is a pretty badly beaten up room!
I will leave it to expert builders to give you a diagnosis on the concrete (whether to keep or discard) but the cabinets are useless and need to be re-done. You may have to install all new cupboards and counter. What facilities do you have near you? Do you have a homeware store (like an IKEA) or is everything built by carpenters? This will help us to help you.
March 26, 2013 at 2:28AM     
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I have to agree with ASV, the only thing I would keep is the wall tile, and that's iffy. You seem to have a L shaped kitchen, search Houzz photos using L shaped kitchen as your search term, you'll no doubt find something you like. [houzz=
March 26, 2013 at 3:41AM   
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Okay, so we're all agreed... the cabinets have to go and the counter top is everything but hygienic.
If you like the look, a cheap and certainly unique solution could be to just source different cabinets from your local stores, markets, etc. and assemble a new kitchen from that.

March 26, 2013 at 3:49AM     
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To be frugal, I would consider facing and topping the counter with a laminate, glued and/or screwed down. Thus you will have a clean, solid work surface. Remove and store cabinet doors, clean thoroughly inside cabinets, and then run up some little curtains to cover the storage. Or use open baskets on shelves.
March 26, 2013 at 4:07AM     
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A Crew of Two
Build or purchase an open type cabinet. Doors are expensive. Fill the open areas with some baskets with lids. A concrete counter top. They can even incorporate a sink. Clean, new and not expensive. Kitchen Ventana Lidded Basket Small
March 26, 2013 at 5:00AM     
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Good idea Kelly - definitely less expensive.
March 26, 2013 at 5:28AM     
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Thanks for the advice you have been very helpful. I will let you know what happened
March 27, 2013 at 11:13AM     
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there's a company called 'African supplies Ltd' that I did some designing for a while back - they bring in cabinets from UK to Africa . My email details are on my profile if you want send me a mail - I can mail you back their contact details !
March 27, 2013 at 1:21PM     
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