Half Kitchen Face Lift


Before remodel by nixonneckweasel


After remodel by nixonneckweasel

Everyone wants to have a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen. Unfortunately, some people don't have the money or time to dedicate to a full makeover. Previously in Idea Corner, I posted some easy steps to upgrade an outdated bathroom. Now I'll show how to take a kitchen from a simple eatery to a grand entertaining space.


Removal of backsplash by nixonneckweasel

Reddit user, nixonneckweasel, improved their kitchen drastically with just a couple of projects. The required supplies are:

  •  A hammer
  • A pry bar
  • Putty knives in multiple sizes
  • Concrete
  • Scrapers
  • Backsplash tiles
  • Grout
  • Painter's tape
  • Paint/paint brushes

First, choose the paint color for the cabinets and tiles for the new backsplash. For a more modern look, follow nixonneckweasel's example and go for a black paint and smaller tiles in more muted colors.


After paint and concrete application by nixonneckweasel

Next,  take out those dated backsplash tiles. Using a hammer, pry bar and putty knives, remove all the tiles above the countertops. Try as much as possible not to remove the mortar and concrete behind the tiles. But if that happens, don't freak out! Just make sure to level the surface with concrete after the removal process is complete.

Following the tile removal, start to paint the cabinets. Make sure to apply painter's tape around the cabinets so paint doesn't get on the walls or backsplash area.


Once the paint has dried, feel free to put up the backsplash tiles. Once the tiles are attached to the wall, use grout to secure and seal the backsplash.

And with just 2 projects, a modern kitchen is created for just under $150.


Final product by nixonneckweasel


Looking for a more drastic makeover? Contact Chicago Handyman for affordable prices on full kitchen remodels

Control The World With A Swipe Of A Finger With Ring ZERO

Ever wish your finger had the magic power to control the world around you? Well thanks to the minds at Logbar, technology is closer than ever with Ring ZERO.


Ring ZERO, a cloud-based device, uses gestural technology to perform over 20 everyday actions. From Powerpoint to light fixtures, on and off, back and forth, anything is possible with this ring wrapped around your finger.

So breathe the mystical into your life and check out the power of Ring Zero!

Revamp Any Set Of Stairs With This Simple Wallpaper Project!

Stairway on a luxury house interior

Bored with walking up the stairs and seeing bland wood? Well, with this simple tutorial from Sunset, anyone can take a set of stairs and turn them into a piece of art.

First, gather these materials:

  • Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste
  • 2-inch sponge brush
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

Start by carefully measuring each stair riser separately. Then cut the wallpaper exactly to size.


Apply wallpaper paste with a 2-inch sponge brush to adhere the wallpaper to the stair. Begin at the top right corner and continue across the top and down the sides, wiping off any excess paste with a damp sponge.


Allow a few hours to dry and then, voila! Enjoy gorgeous new stairs all guests will be talking about.


Capture Every Moment With The Panono Panoramic Ball Camera


Gone are the days of a simple point-and-shoot camera. Photographers and photo enthusiasts alike are looking for the next big thing in photography… and the Panono Panoramic Ball Camera might just be it.

This camera sphere has 36 3-megapixel image sensors. When thrown in the air, it takes a photo that not only has 108 megapixels but a spherical image you can explore at home on the web.

So throw out the standard camera and throw up the Panono Panoramic Ball Camera for the best pictures possible.


Civil and Social Makes use of of Drones

Civil and Social Makes use of of Drones

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Add Class To Any Dresser With Leather Belt Drawer Pulls


Leather is a great material to add to any furniture or home decor. And many people have plenty of leather belts that go unused for years. So why not reuse these materials while adding glamor to any dresser? Follow these guidelines from The Merrythought and repurpose a simple leather belt into leather drawer pulls.

Here’s the required supplies:

  • Leather belt
  • Nails
  • Hammers
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape


Begin by removing any of the preexisting hardware from the dresser. Next, pull out all of the drawers from the dresser to begin the process.


Then measure out the leather belt’s material to match where the previous hardware was without nailing it into the same holes. After checking the measurements, nail down one side of the leather pull. Take the other end of the pull and push it out to create a handle. Then nail down that side.


Repeat these steps until the handles of all the drawers are attached.

And that’s it! Enjoy this eco-friendly look in any room of the home.

Want Your Speakers To Be Light As Air? Well, Om/One Is Making That Possible!


There are many wireless speakers on the market these days. They’re loud. They’re waterproof. They’re portable.

But Om/One has gone beyond it’s predecessors as the first levitating speaker on the market. Yes, you read that right, levitating.

This product not only looks cool but contain the features you’d expect without losing its style. Om/One’s  Bluetooth technology works with devices from 33 feet away, a microphone for pristine speaker phone audio and the same portability as gravity bound speakers.

So if you’re looking for a new, awesome way to enjoy music, check out Om/One today!

Get Ready To Revitalize A Room’s Wall With Removable Wallpaper


Whether it’s a rental or forever home, sometimes long-term wall decor isn’t always the best solution. Well thanks to the great minds over at The Design Confidential, anyone can create their own removable wallpaper in just a few easy steps.

Start by gathering the necessary materials:

  • 24″ x 36″ paper (in any desired design)
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or straight-edge


When all items are accounted for, begin by measuring out the wall to be covered and cut the paper to size. If it is a large area, try to match up patterns that will look aesthetically pleasing when they overlap. Then cut off any excess paper.


Following the creation of the pattern, adhere the double sided tape to all 4 edges of each paper. Before removing the tape backing and applying the sheets of paper to the wall, do a test fit to make sure the pattern lines up correctly.



Once the test fit is completed, peel back the tape backing and begin adding the paper to the wall. The great thing about this tape is that it is not only sturdy, but also easily removable.

When completed, the wall or walls of the home will be completely rejuvenated without any of the permanence or difficulty of applying regular wallpaper.

No More Messy Cords Or Batteries, Light The Room With Water!


Ever have the stress of not enough outlets? Wish that a battery powered lamp lasted for much longer? Sick of replacing bulbs, batteries and wires? Well, WAT’s LED Cordless Lamp Powered By Water is here to solve just those problems. 

The technology of a hydroelectric battery and some simple tap water makes this lighting revolutionary and no doubt will become a staple in many homes.

Attractive, innovative and resourceful, WAT’s LED Cordless Lamp is definitely worth a second look.