I love a good kitchen makeover. Here’s a circa-1980s kitchen before it was remodeled. Don’t you hate when builders stick fluorescent lights in a kitchen (or any room, for that matter)?
Now take a look at the facelift this family gave it. The only things that went untouched as far as I can tell were the plantation shutters on the window and the hardwood floors.
Quite a difference, right? What do you think? The brick wall is interesting, turning the stove into a kind of hearth for the room.
Hooked on Houses reader DaK sent me the link to a slideshow of kitchen makeovers, including this one, via Kiplinger and MSN. Check it out if you need some inspiration for your own:
I love it when you send me photos and articles. It’s so nice to know you’re thinking of me. Some days, you practically write the blog for me! Like today, for instance. And that’s a good thing, because, guys, I’m swamped with writing projects at the moment and feeling way stressed. I’m shipping the kiddos over to Grandma’s house and working through the weekend, so I’ll take all the help with the blog I can get!
Here are some more good links for you to check out this weekend:
- The World’s First Billion-Dollar Home has just been built in Mumbai and looks more like a high-rise apartment building to me. It has 7 stories and cost $2 billion to build (photo of the exterior below). The views of the city must be incredible, though. You can see photos of the “countless lounges,” a glitzy ballroom, and more here. (Thanks to Maya of Springtree Road, who is always sending me interesting stuff like this!)
- Ed McMahon Facing Foreclosure on His Multimillion-Dollar Beverly Hills Home: In this article, we learn that having Britney Spears as a neighbor does nothing positive for your property values. (Thanks to Cindy at The Amateur Tightwad for sending me this.) Gossip columnist Janet Charlton is sure the foreclosure is some sort of scam and that not even the neck brace he wore on Larry King Live this week was real, however, writing on her blog We Don’t Feel Sorry for You, Ed McMahon. (Kinda harsh!)
- Extreme Makeover Home Edition Owners Can’t Afford Their Houses Any More: In this article, we learn that if Ty Pennington shows up in your front yard with a bullhorn, you might want to lock your doors. (Thanks to Kateena Hayes for sending me this.)
If that’s not enough to keep you entertained this weekend, I found some bigger and better photos of Kenny Chesney’s Malibu Compound, which is still on the market, and added them to the post I wrote in April. Check ’em out here.
Don’t forget to watch HGTV Sunday night to see if I won the 2008 Green Home (if you missed the tour, click here to see photos). Not only that, but Sunday is the premier of a new season of Design Star! You’ll all be watching that with me, won’t you? I’m a total sucker for these reality competition shows.
Well, that’s all the fun I get to have for now. Back to work for me (start up the violins). I hope you’ll let me know what you think of some of these articles after you’ve had a chance to check them out. Your comments keep me so entertained while I’m working.
Have a great weekend, everybody!