Introduction: $75 Kitchen Facelift
Every project always starts off small... then balloons.
In this case... My mom bought a full unit gas range/oven at her house.
We used to have an in counter electric range with no stove underneath.
The installer just used a sawsall, cut the edge of the counter off... and slid the new unit in.
The edge of the counter was rough.
There was a 1/2" gap between the counter and new range.
1 | Remove cabinet under the counter on the left side of the range.
2 | Clean cut counter edges with circular saw.
3 | Iron on melamine.
4 | Shift everything right. Reassemble...
That was it.... that was the only thing I had to do...
Step 1: How It Ballooned.
Pic 1: So after ripping the edges
Pic 2: Reassembly.
Pic 3: Almost done.... just have to slid the cabinet under the counter!!!
Pic 4: All Done!!
Then my sister makes a comment how we now had 2 ovens and 2 microwaves.
ugghhhhh..... it really made no sense!!!
and it was taking up soooo much space.
Step 2: Microwave & Oven Removal
Before you do anything...
Go downstairs to the circuit breaker and turn those fuses off.
Pic 1: Removing the door to the oven.
Pic 2: Emptied!
Step 3: Cabinet Re-org
After removing the Microwave/Oven Cabinet.
Pic 1: Shifting the long tall cabinet to the right.
Pic 2: By cutting the bottom two cabinets from underneath the Oven.
I made a set of above Fridge cabinets!
Pic 3: Everything Back in place... Done right?...
Pic 4: If you have been looking closely... the cabinet doors have seen better days.
On some of the more used panels the wicker faces started to peel off the base.
Step 4: Paint!
Pic 1 & 2: Remove all cabinet doors
Remove all handles
Mask wooden borders.
(I removed and sanded the doors with the wicker missing)
Pic 3: Lay down tarp.
Step 5: Done!
Commercial cabinet units are not that difficult to manipulate.
For the price of paint, brushes and a white board...
you can your give the kitchen a quick refresh without breaking the bank.
Pic 1: Fridge view
Pic 2: Overall.
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