Project Ideas


If you want inspiration for some dramatic changes that will energize your home, this is the section for you. You'll discover how easy it is to install soaring columns, reface your kitchen cabinets, and transform wood cabinet doors with glass panes.

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Columns of choices
After you see how easy it is to install columns, you'll be looking for more places in your house to install them. Although this chapter features half-round columns, you'll also find quarter columns that fit inside corners or three-quarter models that wrap around outside corners. You'll also see fully rounded columns that can even be used structurally indoors or out.

Reface instead of replace
Many kitchen renovation projects stop dead in their tracks when the homeowner looks at the bids for replacement cabinets. As long as your kitchen cabinets are structurally sound, you can reface instead of replace at a fraction of the cost. This is also a good time to replace droopy shelves and drawers that are falling apart or stick so badly you can barely open them.

Let in the light
Maybe you've admired the look of glass-paned kitchen doors but didn't like the price tags on cabinets that have them. If your kitchen cabinets have doors with wood panels, you can upgrade to glass yourself for only the cost of a piece of glass and a few bits of hardware.

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