Archive for June, 2012

Kitchen Renovations Part 2



Home Depot cabinets were used to replace them old and run down cabinets. Pine was used as kitchen countertop.



Read more about it here!  Images: Katie Logan


This kitchen makeover was done with a budget of $1000! That’s less than one month’s rent! Cabinets were primed and painted. White makes the kitchen look bigger and brighter. Faucet and disherwasher were also replaced.
Breakdown of cost:
- Paint $100
- Cabinet Roller $6
- Trim $75
- Faucet $200
- Cabinet Hardware $85
- Light fixtures and covers $150
- Dishwasher $400


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The retro kitchen updated but stayed true to its decade.

Read more about it here!  Images: Bret & Mary-Peyton

Adding a solar tube lets in more sunshine. Tiles are from recycled glass and cabinet doors were from salvage windows. Wood flooring was from Habitat ReStore

Read more about it here!  Images: Before by Sonya Newenhouse, After by Therese Maring

Eco-Friendly Counter Tops

Granite counter tops are common but there’s also an Eco-friendly alternative! Elements is a mix of pure, fine natural quartz and post-consumer recycled glass. They are virtually indestructible, look clean and a great option for kitchens and bathrooms.

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These high-gloss finish counter tops come in 12 different colours and are heat, stain and scratch resistant and non porous. It is also 100% recyclable!

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From their website:

Here is why it is green:

  • Elements is composed with post-consumer recycled glass, reducing the amount of glass going into landfills; up to 170 tons of glass diverted from landfills to date
  • Elements is one of the first recycled glass countertops with NSF 51 Certification for food contact
  • Certified by Greenguard for both Indoor Air Quality and Children and Schools
  • LEED Contribution (can contribute toward EQ & MR categories, including regionally sourced)
  • Elements offers a Dust-to-Dust™ program – allowing your countertop to be returned for recycling at the end of its life
  • Recognized SCS-certification for recycled content

Elements is the most versatile product on the market today. No other surface can match the combination of all these benefits.

  • Eco-friendly, 100% recyclable
  • Non-porous
  • Heat, bacteria and stain resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Most durable surface on the market
  • Easy to maintain
  • No Sealing Required
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Safe for food contact
  • Made in the USA