Allen Lyle: All right, I’ve got an in-cap that I can place on here. Allen Lyle: Now, all these chips, we want to fill that, right?
It has two in-caps: one’s for the right-hand side, one’s for the left-hand side.
(If you rent, just remember to keep track of the changes you make if you'll be responsible for putting things back when you move out.) I once lived in an apartment with these metal cabinets with metal handles that had all been painted over with the same boring paint color, but one day I removed the handles, took the paint off, and had a whole new kitchen look!
(With landlord permission of course.) Never doubt the power of a simple update with new or new-looking hardware.
Or invest in a rolling cart that's at a height you can work at.
Even look into installing a narrow shelf that can double as a workspace and a cafe counter.
Or use organization tools to make your cabinet storage smarter.
Whether a small little cactus on a window sill or a giant overflowing ivy on top of the upper cabinets, plants always add life and interest to a kitchen space and might make you forget you can't tear your terrible countertop out.
First of all, we recently did a countertop and we used a finish that looks just like granite that was very easy to apply, so, maybe we can talk to the folks that do that and see if we can take care of that. Danny Lipford: Also, you know, this kind of out-dates the kitchen. We could maybe upgrade that to, say, polished nickel? Danny Lipford: That’d look pretty good and kind of go along with your sink and so forth. They’ve not only agreed to send us one of their granite finish kits, they’re sending an expert, Ashley Fleming, to help Stephanie apply the finish. It's not just a lack of storage that can make living in a kitchen you can't renovate kind of miserable, it's a lack of usable and accessible storage.