DIY Easy Kitchen Makeover

Why tear out your kitchen when you can give your cabinets a facelift?
By Kurt Anderson
Published: October 7, 2011
Photo by Jean Russ
Forget stainless steel refrigerators, granite countertops or fancy interior decorating. When it comes to putting a face on a cabin’s kitchen, the cabinets are front and center. And unattractive cabinets can throw an entire cabin’s décor off balance.
    When Jean and Frank Russ purchased their log cabin on Minnesota’s St. Louis River, they wasted little time updating and revamping their idyllic home, inside and out. While the kitchen cabinets were definitely on the to-do list, the considerable time and expense of a replacement just didn’t mesh with their plans at the time.  
    Instead of buying new cabinets, the couple opted for a facelift, changing out the old cabinet doors with custom-built replacements. With the addition of some painting and sanding, they were able to transform their kitchen at less than half the cost of a full-scale replacement.
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