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8. Paint or refurbish 9. Create a landing
zone
old cabinets
If you have kitchen or bathroom cabinets in
an outdated finish, you have many options
to improve the look without ripping them
out. If they still work well (drawers slide,
cabinets close properly) consider painting
them. A fresh coat of white paint or a modern
gray can brighten and enliven your space.
Paint application methods and finishes
have improved to make the job easier for a
dedicated DIYer, or you can hire a contractor
to be sure the finish is professional looking
and durable. If the cabinet boxes are in good
shape but the cabinet doors are not your style
or are too worn, cabinet refacing can replace
the doors only, saving considerable money.
DO IT NOW: If you have a house
full out outdated cabinets, buy
some chalk paint and start in a
bathroom. Chalk paint requires
little to no prep work and is
user-friendly. A small project
can give you an idea of what it
would be like to tackle a kitchen.

In an ideal world, every house would have a
mudroom where coats, shoes and bags could
hide. But not every house has a tucked away drop
zone area, especially older homes. How can you
corral the clutter that builds at the front door?
First, create a space where everything goes and
it's more likely to end up there. "A console with a
drawer or drawers is great, and containers that
are easily accessible work well," advises Durham.
Baskets or attractive bins for shoes and winter
gear, a pretty dish for mail and keys and a boot
tray should be on the essentials list. Durham also
likes a mirror in this space, for a final check before
you exit the front door. If you have the space, art
on the walls or plants or fresh flowers on the
console add interest and personality.
DO IT NOW: Measure your
space and sketch out your ideal
entryway. Look online and in
magazines for inspiration, and
shop with a tape measure so
when you find an item, you'll
know if it fits.

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