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IDAHOFALLSMAGAZINE.COM 31 Thinking about a change in your kitchen but not sure where to start or how long it will take? A kitchen remodeling time frame depends on what you want to change in your space. The project will take longer the more you want to update, but there are solutions to update your kitchen in as little as one to five days that can drastically improve your space. Some questions to consider when you are ready to update your kitchen would be are you happy with your current kitchen lay- out? Do you like the style and your current doors? How about the color? How good of condition are your cabinet boxes in? Would just changing the hardware make a big enough difference? Are you looking to add an island or adjust the size of your cabinets to accommodate new appliances? Below are five different time lines for kitchen projects that will give you a better understanding of what can be updated in your kitchen and how long it might take. 1 Day A dramatic kitchen update can take place in as little as one day! A quick "Tune-Up" of your current cabinets is a great way to breath new life into the space. A Tune-Up process would restore your current cabinets and remove the years of built up grime and grease, remove scratches and gouges, and could take your cabinets from look- ing 30 years old to brand new. Once your cabinets are good as new, another quick change would be to swap out your current hardware with new hardware. If you don't have hardware, adding hardware will help keep your Tuned-Up cabinets fresh as any- thing on your hands won't bother the newly restored wood. 1-2 Days A great option for someone who is happy with their current cabinet color and is not looking for a dramatic change could be a process that is called cabinet re-dooring. This simply means your cabinet doors and drawer fronts are replaced with new ones of the same or similar color. If you have a white kitchen but want a new door style, this is a fast and affordable option. Something else to think about when you are ready to make this kind of adjust- ment to your kitchen would be how the overall functionality of the kitchen works for you. Do you have an unsightly trashcan that you would like hidden in a drawer? How easily accessible are your pots and pans? How messy are your spices? Simple organizers can be installed in your current cabinets and drawers that would make a world of difference. Everyone wishes they had a bigger kitchen, a walk-in pantry and more storage space. A lot of these wishes can be granted in your current space and budget, if you add a handful of thoughtfully picked out organizers. 2-3 Days If you're looking simply to brighten up your space with a new cabinet color, cabinets can be painted in only a couple of days. If you don't like what your doors look like currently, just remember that painting them will not solve your problems! Painting an ugly door will leave you with an ugly painted door! 3-5 Days If you're looking for a more drastic change, cabinet refacing is a great option without the cost and hassle of bringing in all new cabinets. Like re-dooring, re-facing also keeps construction waste to a mini- mum because your current cabinet boxes stay in place and new doors and drawers are added, along with new veneer. You can truly create a new kitchen without the new kitchen price tag. Get a new color and style for your kitchen in less than a week. 5 Days or more This is the time frame that many people assume a kitchen remodel will take. While a kitchen remodel may take a few weeks or even a month, this time frame is most often for homeowners seeking custom cabinetry, a new layout and a very dramatic change to their space. Editor's Note: This is Part 1 of a three- part series from Kitchen Tune-up. For more information, visit Kitchen Tune-Up Series: How Long Should Kitchen Remodeling Take?

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