How To: Reface Kitchen Cabinets Using Vinyl Flooring

by DIY Maven
Before kitchen cabinet refacing with vinyl flooring
Photo: Laura Sesana

Using flooring to resurface kitchen cabinets might sound weird. Using vinyl flooring to resurface kitchen cabinets might sound downright crazy. In the right hands, however, it's kinda genius. The owner of the kitchen pictured above blew her budget on appliances in her cozy kitchen, which meant all new cabinets were out of the question. With less than $300

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DIY Kitchen Makeover With a Twist

by DIY Maven
Megan's kitchen before
Photo: One Kings Lane

What I love about Megan's DIY kitchen makeover is it's totally unexpected. Let's face it, there's a lot of kitchen makeovers out there that, although they look fabulous after, they all kinda look alike. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; they're popular for a reason. But as someone who searches for kitchen makeovers on the intertubes on a regular basis, something different is good. Now back to

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Jaw-Dropping IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven


IKEA kitchen before
Photo: Allie at Home

The kitchen in Allie's 1978 home looks nothing like this anymore thanks in large part to some strategic demolition and IKEA. The demo bit came when she and her husband knock down the wall between their kitchen and dining room to create one open space. The wood flooring was removed and replaced with something that unified the expansion. When it came time to furnish the area, IKEA cabinets...

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How To: Make a $6 Biomass Stove

by DIY Maven
DIY Biomass Stove still shot
Photo: Cooking Different

Not your typical outdoor cooker, this biomass stove, which the maker calls a "rocket stove," could be a perfect addition to a small backyard.  It has a lot going for it including the fact that it smokes very little, it's virtually indestructible, it only needs a tiny bit of fuel (aka: biomass,

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Entertaining Essentials: Faith's Picks For The Perfect Party

by Faith Towers
Entertaining Essentials: Faith's Picks For A Perfect Party
Photo: West Elm

Let's face it, entertaining can be intimidating. There's a lot of planning that goes into hosting a party, and so many details to think about. But having the right products can go a long way in making the experience an enjoyable one for all involved. Having recently moved into a new house which finally has enough space to entertain a crowd, I've found some great pieces that really get the job done. Continue reading to check out ten of my tried and true favorites.   

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