How to Update and Builder-Grade Kitchen Island With Trim and Paint

How to Update a Builder-Grade Kitchen Island With Trim and Paint

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TIP: 1st, we updated the builder grade cabinet into a floating vanity raised to a 33″ height; reversed the doors to take advantage of the Shaker style on the other side; and beveled the drawer fronts edges, removing the curved ogee edge with an orbital sander so they were refinished as curved and smooth. Painted vanity Silver Marlin by Benjamin Moore, it has a green undertone.

Update the builder grade cabinets y reversing the doors to take advantage of the Shaker style on the other side; and beveled the drawer fronts edges, removing the curved ogee edge with an orbital sander so they were refinished as curved and smooth.

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Master Bathroom Budget Makeover: Builder Grade to Rustic Industrial

I so want to do this!  Add trim to builder grade windows.  Love how they did theirs.

DIY Window Casing - Great looking finished product, easy enough, and inexpensive. Really, cheap builders, would this have killed your profit margin?

Photo: Courtesy of Sypsie Designs | thisoldhouse.com | from 9 Easy Updates to a Builder-Grade Bathroom

9 Easy Updates to a Builder-Grade Bathroom

modern white and pale green bathroom vanity with a large, white framed mirror and triple sconce over the top, where the left and right cabinet doors have been removed and wicker storage baskets sit visible on the four exposed shelves

Replace your knobs and pulls with vintage hardware.  Hardware (whether for doors or cabinets) is a little thing that can have a big impact. (Case in point: this project by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.) You can buy new hardware that just looks vintage, or scour architectural salvage shops for inexpensive pieces to replace your boring, builder-grade stuff.

7 Ways To Add Character to a Cookie Cutter Home

#21. Add wood accents to builder grade cabinets for a custom look! -- 27 Easy Remodeling Projects That Will Completely Transform Your Home

27+ Easy DIY Remodeling Ideas On A Budget (before and after photos)

27 Easy Remodeling Ideas That Will Completely Transform Your Home (On a budget!) Add wood accents to builder grade cabinets for a custom look! -- 27 Easy Remodeling Projects That Will Completely Transform Your Home

Changing out builder grade vent covers with decorative vent covers is one of the easiest ways to add character to a room while also making your home look more upscale.

Changing out builder grade vent covers with decorative vent covers is one of the easiest ways to add character to a room while also making your home look more upscale.

How To Paint Builder Grade Cabinets - A complete tutorial with pictures on how to prep, prime and paint builder grade kitchen cabinets and boxes

How To Paint Builder Grade Cabinets

Detailed DIY tutorial on how to paint builder grade cabinets. Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures how to prep, prime, paint kitchen cabinets.

Do laundry in style in this Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room. Come see the transformation from builder grade to gorgeous on a low budget!

Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room

Do not like the "complaining sign, but the rest in this laundry room is great! Do laundry in style in this Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room. Come see the transformation from builder grade to gorgeous on a low budget!

18 Ways to Add Farmhouse Character to a Builder Grade House on a Budget | blesserhouse.com - An in-depth list of do-it-yourself home improvement projects and budget decorating tips to add farmhouse character to a builder grade house (or any home).

18 Ways to Add Farmhouse Character to a Builder Grade House

When we moved in to our builder-grade-basic cookie cutter house 7 months ago, we immediately started pining for a fireplace.  (Considering we moved in a week before Christmas and didn’t have a mantel for our stockings, that might explain it.) The builder would have charged $5,000 for one and we just couldn’t swing that in …

DIY Faux Fireplace Entertainment Center: Part One

Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover without breaking the bank. Before and After theHoneycombHome.com

Kitchen Makeover Reveal & A Giveaway -

Easy Weekend Project: DIY Painted Cabinets

Easy Weekend Project: DIY Painted Cabinets

Bronze Range Hood with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by the Rozy Home

Builder Grade to Bronze Beauty (DIY Bronze Range Hood)

8 tips for Adding Farmhouse Charm - I love the beaded wood wallpaper! Must find some :)

8 Tips for Adding Farmhouse-Charm to a Builder-Grade Kitchen

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