Whether you’re a first time home owner or have owned several homes over the years, you have likely heard your realtor mention the golden term “sweat equity”. This refers to the work you the homeowner can achieve without the expense of a crew, rather, at the simple use of ones hands. The beauty of sweat equity is you keep a lot more money in your pocket. Yes, the work is exhausting, overwhelming and body ailing, but when you are all finished the rewards are endless.
The homeowner we will showcase today knew sweat equity was the only option on a tight budget of $1,500. Plus, with plans to move soon, this homeowner knew the work had to be simple, not complex. The homeowners chose to work room by room and master trades they never imagined possible.
The kitchen featured below was the existing kitchen from this 80’s build.
A simple demolition of the distracting division of cabinets helped open the room. Plus the homeowners were able to be resourceful with the old cabinet interiors by utilizing the existing shelves in their new wine bottle built in.
Check out this good looking white tile counter top, made its debut in the 80’s. It had to go too.
The homeowner wanted a durable, inexpensive yet contemporary new counter top. The choice to engineer concrete counter tops was genius for this particular renovation. Although, the owners had no idea how to build a concrete counter top, they were willing to learn. After several hours of hitting the books for research and tutorials, the end result was impeccable. For more information on these counters click here.
After the counter top was successfully completed, it was time to install a new glass tile back splash. The color choice brought new life to this once dark kitchen.
Last but certainly not least, the homeowners embellished the room with complimentary colored walls and decor accents.
Stay tuned there are so many more treasures to share from this sweat equity renovation!