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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home Feel Fresh

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home Feel Fresh

January 11, 2019

Work with what you have was the Remodelista editors’ mantra this week. For a new year, here are five of their favorite ways to make a space feel fresh:

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Photograph from Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel.
Above: Photograph from Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel.

“A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, when done well, can completely change the look of your kitchen—on a minimal budget,” writes Annie in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Kitchen Cabinets.

Start a Love Affair with a Vacuum

A Remodelista favorite, the Metropolitan Professionals Canister Vacuum is pint-sized (it measures \2\1.\2 inches long by 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall) and looks decent with a chrome canister and black hose. It starts at \$85\1.49 through sellers on Amazon. For more see our post A Design-Worthy Hand Vacuum (Finally).
Above: A Remodelista favorite, the Metropolitan Professionals Canister Vacuum is pint-sized (it measures 21.2 inches long by 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall) and looks decent with a chrome canister and black hose. It starts at $851.49 through sellers on Amazon. For more see our post A Design-Worthy Hand Vacuum (Finally).

Even in a small apartment, you can have a canister vacuum you’ll love to use. See Alexa’s favorites in 10 Easy Pieces: Best Canister Vacuums for Small Spaces.

Embrace the Fringe Fad

Above: A fringed lounge chair, one of the Remodelista editors’ favorite new trends. See New Directions: 11 Interiors Trends for 2019 for more.

See more fringe in A Master Class in Art Deco at the Graduate Hotel in Seattle.

Hang a Well-Placed Wall Hook

A A0\1 Wall Hook by Swedish designer Massproductions is made in Portugal and has two places to hang things: the knob and the “hood” above. It’s 300 SEK from Arket.
Above: A A01 Wall Hook by Swedish designer Massproductions is made in Portugal and has two places to hang things: the knob and the “hood” above. It’s 300 SEK from Arket.

See more clever ideas in Report from Sweden: Introducing Arket (the Next Muji?).

Remodel a Kitchen on a $4,300 Budget

Delinia cabinet units from Leroy Merlin are faced with doors that architect couple Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann cut themselves from birch plywood: “We drilled little holes as handles and protected the doors by rolling on a matte varnish; they’re hung with basic metal hinges.” Photograph by @hejustudio.
Above: Delinia cabinet units from Leroy Merlin are faced with doors that architect couple Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann cut themselves from birch plywood: “We drilled little holes as handles and protected the doors by rolling on a matte varnish; they’re hung with basic metal hinges.” Photograph by @hejustudio.

See more in Kitchen of the Week: Two Young Paris Architects Overhaul Their Kitchen for Under $4,300.

N.B.: Featured photo from Curb Appeal: A Paint Makeover for a Stucco House, California Edition. Photograph by Leslie Santarina.

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