Your Chicago Home – Updating Ideas

Kitchen cabinets
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Thinking about updating or selling your Chicago home, but not sure where to start. Evaluate your home. Decide what needs to be repaired or replaced with the help of a real estate professional. Once you’ve determined what you would like to do, consider what should be hired out and what you may be able to do yourself.

Keep in mind that a welcoming kitchen brings comfort and that sprucing and cleaning that one room can produce great results. Cabinets can quickly change the feel of a kitchen. Home owners can brighten their kitchens inexpensively by stripping and re-staining or painting existing cabinetry. Hardware can even be replaced to add a finished touch and white shelf paper brightens the inside shelving.

Many companies also offer re-facing services inexpensively and this may be an option if you want to avoid an extensive project. Check out this article from This Old House magazine for step-by-step instructions on re-facing your cabinets yourself.

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