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Remaking Your Kitchen Revamping Ideas

Feb 22, 2008
Many people want to do amazing and remarkable things with their living space but often times they don't. Many people would rather just leave the status quo with the way it is and this is truly a tragedy which befalls many a living space too much of the time. However with new emphasis on self-reliance and changing your life in your own way as best you are able, many people have shunned convention and have tried to make their homes as much a part of them as they can. If you would like to join the growing and empowered ranks of these folks, all you need to do are follow a few simple preliminary steps.

Finding Your Way In the Dark

If you are a homeowner or even if you're just renting and you're trying to re-imagine your space, you often times are among the grand majority who have many of the same problems time and time again. Too often people will place far too much value on certain items which they need to get rid of the most. This is not an uncommon event as it is these events which are most kitschy, sentimental, undervalued, and glaringly problematic in trying to redesign your living space. You need some impartial eyes and not just your partner. For all you know the piece that you are hanging on to is likely the one which your partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend, or mother has been trying to make you get rid of for such a long while that they may view the same piece with an equal amount of negative energy. It may be best to bring in an impartial acquaintance or someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with your space so that they can offer up their suggestions. As a reminder this is just a "suggestion" but often times the best advice can at once seem like it is ill conceived, rushed, or throw away.

Bring Your Ideas To the Table

Once you have assembled the list of things you'd like to get rid of then you need to think of what you'd like to replace them. While this may seem to be an easy exercise, it is not always so. You may find, especially if you are doing this with a partner, that their initial rebuffing to your ideas and you to theirs is you are both looking to replace the old with the old! It is too often the case that people who have gotten rid of long cherished items will simply try to replace them with modern interpretations which amount to the same only different. If this is the case you should bring ideas to the fore before getting your heart set. You should never be immovable.

One easy enough way to do this is by shopping online rather than in store. If something is in your hands then you are just a credit card swipe away from it being back in your life; if you are shopping online you can get a 360 degree view of the item and can rationally discuss why or why not this should be an item in your new kitchen design scheme.
About the Author
Eric Slarkowski publishes predominantly for http://www.kitchen-cabinets-tips.com , a website covering information on designing kitchen islands . His contributions on best kitchen cabinets are found on his website .
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