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Featured Site of the Week: Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy Home Improvement

Apartment Therapy serves up home design inspiration for the sophisticated.

Hosting events, online home tours and classifieds in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, DC and Boston – this is much more than your average bear when it comes to home improvement and design ideas.

15 Finds: Absolutely Affordable Art for the Kitchen initially caught the eye of this blog author whilst perusing home improvement blogs. Apartment Therapy stands far above the severely over-populated Google search in home design for those looking to make their home the unique palace of creativity we all deserve.

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Thrifty Kitchy Kitchen Revamp

Warm Kitchen

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The kitchen is the warm center of any family home. In many homes, the kitchen doubles not only as a cooking space but also as a dining room. With all those bulky appliances and furniture, (not to mention family lured in by wafting aromas), the kitchen can also be the most crowded area of your home.

The kitchen can become a source of annoyance to the crafty, hip home decorator. Kitchens tend to be the most difficult (and expensive) room of any home or business to decorate. Typically, when we think of sprucing up our kitchens, the appliances are foremost in our minds. They take up so much of the kitchen space that if they are old and unattractive we find it difficult to decorate the rest of the kitchen.

Here’s an idea: You don’t have to shell out hundreds on new appliances to revamp your humdrum kitchen.

Hampton Enterprise has made it as simple as pie for you to have your dream kitchen without breaking the bank or even hiring a contractor with this handy

Thrifty Kitchy Kitchen Revamp List:

Start with the Cabinets

Brighten things up with white paint, dramatize with scarlet, open things up or draw attention to a backsplash with open shelving, glass cabinets or even removing some cabinets doors or grab some chalkboard paint for family messages.

Fall Back on Nature

Sometimes we try so hard to come up with complicated plans we forget the simple things. How ’bout just picking some flowers and snagging a whimsical vase from Uncommongoods?

Learn to Screenprint

Screenprinting is an old-school way to add new-school flavor to a boring table, apron or place mat. Far beyond t-shirts, the possibilities are limited only by your creativity! Learn how from DIY Ideas.

Add slipcovers and rugs.

Save money by purchasing or even sewing your own slipcovers rather than buying a new dining room set. The right rug can also be an expensive way to bring some warmth to your home’s heart.

Grab Some Bold Graphics. ($10)

The Nest has put together a thrifty cheap collection of mugs, plates, napkins and more featuring bold, modern graphics for only $10! Continue reading

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