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09 Oct 2013 
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Kitchen Renovation Transforms This Space Into A Chef's Paradise (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  |  By Rain Embuscado (function($) huff.js('jquery/jquery.tooltip.hp.js', function() $('.fb-tooltip').show(); $('.twitter-tooltip').show(); $('.social-icons-border').hide(); $('.posted-and-updated').css('display', 'block') $('.fb-tooltip').toolTip( toolTipWidth : 250, html : 'Get updates from Rain Embuscado\n \n \n \n \n Like\n \n \n \n 12\n \n \n \n\n' ); ); (jQuery)); Posted: 06/17/2013 2:52 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/18/2013 12:29 pm EDT

Everyone loves an amazing kitchen renovation, especially when it's got an interesting backstory.

Which is why we wanted to introduce you to this surprising transformation, and a stunning one at that. Though this house in the United Kingdom was uninhabited upon moving in, we learned from Reddit that it previously belonged to a serious hoarder (yikes!). And like many homes neglected by junk-collectors, the entire place called for a complete makeover.

According to the Redditor, the kitchen renovation spanned a little over a year, so the homeowners were forced to prepare meals in a rice cooker in another room.

After drawing inspiration from several showrooms, 4000 pounds (or a little less than $7000) later, doors were swapped out, floors were re-tiled, a roof was replaced and a brand new kitchen emerged. And aside from electrical work and the roof installation, the place was all DIY. Pretty impressive!

Next up on their plate? Apparently a lounge room (see: before and after images for a sneak preview.)

For a peek into their kitchen remodel, be sure to flip through the photos below. And if you're inspired to work on some DIYs of your own, you might want to avoid the ones we've pulled together in the following slideshow, just to stay on the safe side!



Loading Slideshow... Tree Removal Cutting down trees, or even removing branches requires climbing and working with dangerous tools from a high distance off the ground. This is disaster waiting to happen, and definitely something better left to professionals who are trained and paid to do this! Home Additions Or Structural Changes <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/" target="_hplink">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/</a>Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Rather than taking a chance, consult a contractor first! Paving Your DrivewayPaving stones can turn a boring driveway into a focal point. And while they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of paving stones can be tremendously time-consuming. (Think of it as a game of Tetris on steroids.) But a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your driveway size. Electrical Work It's one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but another to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial. Plumbing Repair Unless it's something simple like unclogging a toilet or fixing a drain, messing with plumbing can cause major dilemmas (Just think about an overflowing toilet or unstoppable burst in a pipe...not fun). It's always better to ask a plumber before trying to tackle any plumbing issues on your own. Repairing An Above Ground Pool While we're sure most people wouldn't attempt to tackle a project like this on their own, we figure we should mention that it would be extremely dangerous to make these repairs. All it takes is one loose piece of siding, and the entire pool could collapse. Roof RepairBesides the fact that working on top of a roof is very risky because one could easily lose their footing and slip, it can also be detrimental to your home's structure if you don't know the proper way to install or repair roofing. If you are going to check the roof for damages or cleaning gutters, bring a friend and proceed with caution. Installing Siding If done properly, siding can last for years. But if siding is not securely installed, weather conditions can tear it off, or seep underneath, causing harm to the frame of your home. Rather than taking this chance, it's safer to have a professional install it properly. Adding Or Replacing WindowsSpecialized tools and methods are required to properly install new windows to make sure they are well insulated and secure. While it can be costly, a professional can ensure that you'll be comfortable in your home for years to come.Creating An Outdoor KitchenWe're the first to admit outdoor kitchens are fantastic, but attempting to put one in yourself could be disastrous. It might seem easy enough (a little flooring and a grill-station) but you could end up with a half-finished patio and plumbing gone awry. 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Cutting down trees, or even removing branches requires climbing and working with dangerous tools from a high distance off the ground. This is disaster waiting to happen, and definitely something better left to professionals who are trained and paid to do this!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/" target="_hplink">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/</a>Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Rather than taking a chance, consult a contractor first!

Paving stones can turn a boring driveway into a focal point. And while they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of paving stones can be tremendously time-consuming. (Think of it as a game of Tetris on steroids.) But a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your driveway size.

It's one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but another to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial.

Unless it's something simple like unclogging a toilet or fixing a drain, messing with plumbing can cause major dilemmas (Just think about an overflowing toilet or unstoppable burst in a pipe...not fun). It's always better to ask a plumber before trying to tackle any plumbing issues on your own.

While we're sure most people wouldn't attempt to tackle a project like this on their own, we figure we should mention that it would be extremely dangerous to make these repairs. All it takes is one loose piece of siding, and the entire pool could collapse.

Besides the fact that working on top of a roof is very risky because one could easily lose their footing and slip, it can also be detrimental to your home's structure if you don't know the proper way to install or repair roofing. If you are going to check the roof for damages or cleaning gutters, bring a friend and proceed with caution.

If done properly, siding can last for years. But if siding is not securely installed, weather conditions can tear it off, or seep underneath, causing harm to the frame of your home. Rather than taking this chance, it's safer to have a professional install it properly.

Specialized tools and methods are required to properly install new windows to make sure they are well insulated and secure. While it can be costly, a professional can ensure that you'll be comfortable in your home for years to come.

We're the first to admit outdoor kitchens are fantastic, but attempting to put one in yourself could be disastrous. It might seem easy enough (a little flooring and a grill-station) but you could end up with a half-finished patio and plumbing gone awry. So while it might be tempting to build one in your backyard, ask yourself if you'll really use the kitchen year-round...and then, of course, call in a pro.

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

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Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)

Real-Life Renovation Tips: Abbey Hendrickson's New York Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover



Sara Hilton Of Russet Street Reno's Kitchen Renovation Turns A Bland Room Into A Bright And Warm Space (PHOTOS)



20 Kitchen Habits You Should Learn





Shakopee couple gets surprise kitchen remodel on "Renovation Raiders"

Planning Guide: Kitchen Remodeling

Eastern Market gets $1 million grant for community kitchen, renovations

'Renovation Raiders' Premiere: Woman's Kitchen Remodeled Over Dinner ...

Wall Street Journal investigates charcuterie room/kitchen renovation

Ocho Kitchen and Cocktails in Dallas Closes for Renovation /Remodel

Eastern Market awarded $1M grant to renovate Shed 5, install community kitchen

2013 Reader Raves: Interstate Custom Kitchen & Bath named Best Kitchen ...

Debra Cleveland finds calling in renovating properties

Leading St. Louis Remodeling Company Creative Kitchen & Bath Gears Up For ...

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09 Oct 2013 
A friend of mine found this article and sent it along to me. We had recently been talking about this very subject, and it proves I was right, so I think it is helpful information that consumers must know. I hope you found this as helpful as I have.

Kitchen Renovation Transforms This Space Into A Chef's Paradise (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  |  By Rain Embuscado (function($) huff.js('jquery/jquery.tooltip.hp.js', function() $('.fb-tooltip').show(); $('.twitter-tooltip').show(); $('.social-icons-border').hide(); $('.posted-and-updated').css('display', 'block') $('.fb-tooltip').toolTip( toolTipWidth : 250, html : 'Get updates from Rain Embuscado\n \n \n \n \n Like\n \n \n \n 12\n \n \n \n\n' ); ); (jQuery)); Posted: 06/17/2013 2:52 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/18/2013 12:29 pm EDT

Everyone loves an amazing kitchen renovation, especially when it's got an interesting backstory.

Which is why we wanted to introduce you to this surprising transformation, and a stunning one at that. Though this house in the United Kingdom was uninhabited upon moving in, we learned from Reddit that it previously belonged to a serious hoarder (yikes!). And like many homes neglected by junk-collectors, the entire place called for a complete makeover.

According to the Redditor, the kitchen renovation spanned a little over a year, so the homeowners were forced to prepare meals in a rice cooker in another room.

After drawing inspiration from several showrooms, 4000 pounds (or a little less than $7000) later, doors were swapped out, floors were re-tiled, a roof was replaced and a brand new kitchen emerged. And aside from electrical work and the roof installation, the place was all DIY. Pretty impressive!

Next up on their plate? Apparently a lounge room (see: before and after images for a sneak preview.)

For a peek into their kitchen remodel, be sure to flip through the photos below. And if you're inspired to work on some DIYs of your own, you might want to avoid the ones we've pulled together in the following slideshow, just to stay on the safe side!



Loading Slideshow... Tree Removal Cutting down trees, or even removing branches requires climbing and working with dangerous tools from a high distance off the ground. This is disaster waiting to happen, and definitely something better left to professionals who are trained and paid to do this! Home Additions Or Structural Changes <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/" target="_hplink">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/</a>Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Rather than taking a chance, consult a contractor first! Paving Your DrivewayPaving stones can turn a boring driveway into a focal point. And while they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of paving stones can be tremendously time-consuming. (Think of it as a game of Tetris on steroids.) But a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your driveway size. Electrical Work It's one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but another to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial. Plumbing Repair Unless it's something simple like unclogging a toilet or fixing a drain, messing with plumbing can cause major dilemmas (Just think about an overflowing toilet or unstoppable burst in a pipe...not fun). It's always better to ask a plumber before trying to tackle any plumbing issues on your own. Repairing An Above Ground Pool While we're sure most people wouldn't attempt to tackle a project like this on their own, we figure we should mention that it would be extremely dangerous to make these repairs. All it takes is one loose piece of siding, and the entire pool could collapse. Roof RepairBesides the fact that working on top of a roof is very risky because one could easily lose their footing and slip, it can also be detrimental to your home's structure if you don't know the proper way to install or repair roofing. If you are going to check the roof for damages or cleaning gutters, bring a friend and proceed with caution. Installing Siding If done properly, siding can last for years. But if siding is not securely installed, weather conditions can tear it off, or seep underneath, causing harm to the frame of your home. Rather than taking this chance, it's safer to have a professional install it properly. Adding Or Replacing WindowsSpecialized tools and methods are required to properly install new windows to make sure they are well insulated and secure. While it can be costly, a professional can ensure that you'll be comfortable in your home for years to come.Creating An Outdoor KitchenWe're the first to admit outdoor kitchens are fantastic, but attempting to put one in yourself could be disastrous. It might seem easy enough (a little flooring and a grill-station) but you could end up with a half-finished patio and plumbing gone awry. So while it might be tempting to build one in your backyard, ask yourself if you'll really use the kitchen year-round...and then, of course, call in a pro. #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632 .hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading-div font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif!important; display:none!important; #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632.hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading .hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading-div display:block!important; text-align:center; padding:10px; background:#fff; border-radius: 8px; margin:40% 180px auto !important; box-shadow:0 4px 6px rgba(0,0,0,.5); #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632.hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading .hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading-div em font-size:14px!important; line-height:16px!important; font-style:normal!important; color:#777!important; margin:0 0 6px !important; display:block; #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632.hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading .hp-ss-wrapper display:none; #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632.hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading ul width:5px!important; height:5px!important; overflow:hidden!important; position:absolute!important; font-size:4px!important; #hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632.hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading background:#e3e3e3!important; padding:10px!important; width:570px!important; height:555px!important; (function($) { $(function() { var slideshow_id = 238632; var $wrapper = $( '#hp-slideshow-wrapper-238632' ); var $window = $( window ); var loaded = false; var ajax_loaded = false; if ( 'undefined' === typeof document.slideshow_models ) document.slideshow_models = ; var post_slideshow_callback = function(slideshow_model) if ( !slideshow_model.dom.$mainWrapper.length ) return; document.slideshow_models[slideshow_id] = slideshow_model; ; if ( ajax_loaded ) var previous_slideshow_id = ''; var previous_slideshow_obj = document.slideshow_models[previous_slideshow_id]; var previous_slideshow_wrapper = previous_slideshow_obj.dom.$wrapper; var screen_mode = null; post_slideshow_callback = function(slideshow_model) if ( !slideshow_model.dom.$mainWrapper.length ) return; document.slideshow_models[slideshow_id] = slideshow_model; huff && huff.use('modal', function(m) m.hide(); ); // Important: Don't remove the following if else or sequence of event calls // these reset and correct the sizing of the inline ajax loaded slideshow if ( 'fullscreen' === screen_mode && 'fixed' === previous_slideshow_obj.dom.$wrapper.css('position') ) previous_slideshow_obj.exitFullscreen(); slideshow_model.enterFullscreen(); slideshow_model.exitFullscreen(); slideshow_model.enterFullscreen(); else slideshow_model.enterFullscreen(); slideshow_model.exitFullscreen(); $('.hp-slideshow-wrapper-mask').remove(); $('.hp-remove-ss-element').remove(); previous_slideshow_obj.dom.$mainWrapper.remove(); delete(document.slideshow_models[previous_slideshow_id]); $wrapper.show(); // To highlight the new slideshow slideshow_model.expandPane(); // Fullscreen only slideshow if ( 1 === slideshow_model.activeSlideshow().fullscreen_only ) jQuery('.hp-ss-fs-teaser').click(); try false; if ( slide_top_pos ) jQuery("body").animate( scrollTop: slide_top_pos + "px" ); catch(e) return; ; var ready = function() { if ( loaded ) return; loaded = true; var modules, requests = 2; var render = function() $wrapper.removeClass('hp-slideshow-wrapper-loading').slideshow( modules : modules, include : ['css','slides','inline','arrows','thumbs','expand_base','leaderboard','expand_details','fullscreen','timer','social_new','tracking','touch','data_beacon'] , post_slideshow_callback); ; if ( true === ajax_loaded ) else var params = ; if (!params (jQuery));

Cutting down trees, or even removing branches requires climbing and working with dangerous tools from a high distance off the ground. This is disaster waiting to happen, and definitely something better left to professionals who are trained and paid to do this!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/" target="_hplink">http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockbuilders/3634078748/</a>Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Rather than taking a chance, consult a contractor first!

Paving stones can turn a boring driveway into a focal point. And while they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of paving stones can be tremendously time-consuming. (Think of it as a game of Tetris on steroids.) But a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your driveway size.

It's one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but another to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial.

Unless it's something simple like unclogging a toilet or fixing a drain, messing with plumbing can cause major dilemmas (Just think about an overflowing toilet or unstoppable burst in a pipe...not fun). It's always better to ask a plumber before trying to tackle any plumbing issues on your own.

While we're sure most people wouldn't attempt to tackle a project like this on their own, we figure we should mention that it would be extremely dangerous to make these repairs. All it takes is one loose piece of siding, and the entire pool could collapse.

Besides the fact that working on top of a roof is very risky because one could easily lose their footing and slip, it can also be detrimental to your home's structure if you don't know the proper way to install or repair roofing. If you are going to check the roof for damages or cleaning gutters, bring a friend and proceed with caution.

If done properly, siding can last for years. But if siding is not securely installed, weather conditions can tear it off, or seep underneath, causing harm to the frame of your home. Rather than taking this chance, it's safer to have a professional install it properly.

Specialized tools and methods are required to properly install new windows to make sure they are well insulated and secure. While it can be costly, a professional can ensure that you'll be comfortable in your home for years to come.

We're the first to admit outdoor kitchens are fantastic, but attempting to put one in yourself could be disastrous. It might seem easy enough (a little flooring and a grill-station) but you could end up with a half-finished patio and plumbing gone awry. So while it might be tempting to build one in your backyard, ask yourself if you'll really use the kitchen year-round...and then, of course, call in a pro.

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

**

Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)

Real-Life Renovation Tips: Abbey Hendrickson's New York Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover



Sara Hilton Of Russet Street Reno's Kitchen Renovation Turns A Bland Room Into A Bright And Warm Space (PHOTOS)



20 Kitchen Habits You Should Learn





Shakopee couple gets surprise kitchen remodel on "Renovation Raiders"

Planning Guide: Kitchen Remodeling

Eastern Market gets $1 million grant for community kitchen, renovations

'Renovation Raiders' Premiere: Woman's Kitchen Remodeled Over Dinner ...

Wall Street Journal investigates charcuterie room/kitchen renovation

Ocho Kitchen and Cocktails in Dallas Closes for Renovation /Remodel

Eastern Market awarded $1M grant to renovate Shed 5, install community kitchen

2013 Reader Raves: Interstate Custom Kitchen & Bath named Best Kitchen ...

Debra Cleveland finds calling in renovating properties

Leading St. Louis Remodeling Company Creative Kitchen & Bath Gears Up For ...

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