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Quick Kitchen Remodel under $400

My husband and I tore out the old plater and lath ceiling of our 1917 kitchen revealing the wood beams. We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets. We added new hardware ($3 ea), a vintage stove ($45) and painted our old fridge with chalkboard paint ($9). We made our own diy antique trouble lights ($12 ea). We also tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath ($55). We used an old floor joist from the basement as a shelf above the stove to add even more character and history to the space.
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June 8, 2014
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Yes, the backsplash is part of the countertops. They are just laminate and they're just a little over 11 inches tall.
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I can't remember the exact color name but it was just untinted, white, gloss, enamel paint from ACE Hardware. (it's their "fancy" brand. we had a coupon!)
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The Fugits tore out the old plaster and lath kitchen ceiling to reveal wood beams. "We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets," Katherine says. "We added new hardware, a vintage stove and made our own antique trouble lights. We also tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath."Cabinet hardware: Martha Stewart for The Home Depot; cage lights parts: Lowe's; cages: 1000bulbs; Edison bulbs: The Home Depot; saddle blanket: Atwoods Farm Supply

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January 25, 2015
linoleum wood look floor?... interesting
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Open shelves option
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lathe and plaster taken off ceiling
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December 29, 2014
dark floor and exposed ceiling
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December 10, 2014
Exposed floor joist. Romex neater than most
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August 25, 2014
Gorgeous floors, contrasting floors next to each other, white cabinetry.
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like the white cabinets and dark flooring
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good quick fix
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dark counters to compliment dark floors extended up to backsplash
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September 13, 2013
Diy antique trouble lighting.
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beautiful rafters and floors
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ceiling idea
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July 12, 2013
Open shelf cabinets look great in magazines but the products put on the shelves in these pictures are always carefully hand selected to make the photo look great. Most people have a collection of things they gathered over time. Things that may look great individualy but they often do not work together so seamlessly. Pick this storage solution with this in mind.
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Two wood floors
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June 23, 2013
dark floors look nice here. I like this room a lot. But the white is too white for our place.
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April 25, 2013
reclaimed ceiling beams (painted white) and refinished flooring on a 1940s fixer-upper. Total kitchen reno costs = $400
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dark floors, white with black accents
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Great job!
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Open cabinets
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Make own lights and saddle bag rug
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Kitchen
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February 3, 2013
Awesome, cheap reno!
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white joists
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January 6, 2013
Could our floors get this dark?
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color and ceiling
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Dark floors
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contrast between wood floors
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white kitchen
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Dark floor, counters, white cabinets, rug.
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beautiful, dark hardwood floors. not in the kitchen, though.
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Sealing joist
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white ceilings, walls, cabinets - black granite
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Joists with pipes.
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floors, ceiling
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kitchen rug
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Exposed wood ceiling.
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My favorite part is the cat laying on the table ;)
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I like how the cieling was included in the color scheme. The dark wooden floors are pretty great too!
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alternative to drop ceiling in craft room
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Beautifully open kitchen mixing modern and classic styles.
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love the white wash ceilings with the dark floors
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nice old kitchen remodel
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Love how the ceiling joists are reveals.
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white walls/white cabinets/dark counters/ceiling beams
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floor color
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Open ceiling. Open shelves
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black and white!
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Ceiling
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A little too white - love the ceiling & the floor!
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lamparas y muebles
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love the ceiling!
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white
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Love the Floors
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ceiling beams
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The floors.
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love white kitchen with dark counters!
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big kitchen
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the ceiling treatment
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open.
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love these floors
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painted exposed and painted joists
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exposed ceiling structure
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look at the ceiling
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Contrasting floor and fixtures,nice
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i like it!
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Open beams
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I love the dark wooden floors with the white
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I love the bright clean look!
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July 29, 2012
Its clean, crisp and uncluttered. Just what I want to do in my kitchen. ceiling is in need of repair..this is a great idea.
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July 29, 2012
Love how they showed the beams in kitchen
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Exposed wiring and plumbing
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July 29, 2012
great saddleblanket and would love to see what's under my own ceiling...
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July 29, 2012
like the white walls and appliances and the black wood floors
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DIY lights
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virtuve
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a beginning...imagine the stark white to be softened and the countertops to be red granite!!!
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lighting and wires in the ceiling
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Kitchen idea. Dark floors. All white
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Ceiling painted white with white beams
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Cabinet hardware: Martha Stewart for The Home Depot; cage lights parts: Lowe's; cages: 1000bulbs; Edison bulbs: The Home Depot; saddle blanket: Atwoods Farm Supply
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Black counter, white cabinets, brown floor
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love the floors
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love the open feel; colors
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All white ceiling??
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ceiling
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The Fugits tore out the old plaster and lath kitchen ceiling to reveal wood beams. "We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets," Katherine says. "We added new hardware, a vintage stove and made our own antique trouble lights. We also tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath."
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July 29, 2012
dark floors, counter
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July 29, 2012
open shelves, backsplash, lights, flooring...and the bit that makes it seem most like a home? hullo, kitty on the table! :D
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If I owned a large old house, this would be my kitchen.
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open ceiling
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Love the dark floor and the white walls et ceiling
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Like open beams and white
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tooooo strong a contrast here, needs some softness
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dark & light
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Oh how I LOVE dark floors, white cabinets, and black counters... oh how I LOVE.
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Lights , white, wood floor
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Interesting ceiling concept
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The Fugits tore out the old plaster and lath kitchen ceiling to reveal wood beams. "We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets," Katherine says. "We added new hardware, a vintage stove and made our own antique trouble lights. We also tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath."
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Dark Floors
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Creative - great result with limited funds
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Fabulous way to modernize an older kitchen. Looks amazing
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July 26, 2012
The Fugits tore out the old plaster and lath kitchen ceiling to reveal wood beams. "We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets," Katherine says. "We added new hardware, a vintage stove and made our own antique trouble lights. We also tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath."
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