Daniel Kanter of Manhattan Nest recently began renovating the 1840s house he purchased with his boyfriend in upstate New York, and his first step was an affordable overhaul of the original kitchen. The original space’s problems ranged from weird wiring to vinyl-brick-patterned wallpaper, but Daniel totally succeeded in transforming his kitchen into a fresh and inviting space on a budget! See for yourself…
The space was a total nightmare when we moved in—crumbling linoleum floor, 1950s old wood cabinets with lots of wear and tear and corroding hardware and drippy polyurethane, leaky pipes running through it…everything was terrible. With a ton of elbow grease, lots of resourceful DIYing, a hefty dose of crazy, and some amazing products from west elm Market, though, we were able to completely transform the space on a budget.
The main light fixture in the room was a thrift find ($7!) in Sweden last summer. I carried it around disassembled in my suitcase for the entire trip and then hoarded it for a year when we got home… Lesson: always hoard light fixtures. You might buy a house and need them. It happened to me, people.
See more images of Daniel’s big kitchen reveal on the Manhattan Nest blog!
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