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Appliances: Updating

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Nothing dates a kitchen like appliances in outdated colors. Save money updating your kitchen by using appliance paint to update the color of your appliances.  You can do it yourself, or you can have them professionally sprayed.  Some dishwashers have additional panels behind the top one


If you are going for a stainless steel look, you can also buy sheets of stainless steel and attach them to refrigerators and dishwashers.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are some more frugal tips for updating your kitchen:


- Paint your cupboards or replace the doors.
- If you kitchen is dark, paint the cupboards and woodwork white.
- If you like the country style, take some of upper cupboards down for open shelving.
- Cut the center out of a few upper cupboards doors and add glass or chicken wire.
- For a modern look, paint the inside of the upper cupboards a color like aqua and put glass in the doors.







Tightwad Tidbits

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Click below to find hundreds of money saving
tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini