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One Day Kitchen Remodel

So you want to give your kitchen a fresh makeover, but you neither have the time nor the money to make any major renovations. Today, we’re going to show you how to give your kitchen a makeover all in the time it takes to make a Pot Roast.

First, in order to have a delicious dinner ready by the time your kitchen is done, let’s get the Pot Roast started. You’ll need a crockpot to cook everything in, like this crockpot by Cuisinart. You’ll also need your basic cooking utensils, like knives and a cutting board, and a pan.

The ingredients you will need are: 4 lb. beef chuck roast, 2 large sweet onions, 2 red bell peppers, 2 cups celery, 3 cups peeled baby carrots whole, 4 cloves of minced garlic, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons tomato paste, 3 tablespoons dark rum, 3 cup water, 1 cup beef broth, 1 can (14-oz) whole tomatoes in juice, 2 teaspoons chili sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper.

First, chop the sweet onions, bell peppers, and celery. Now brown the meat in a large skillet with the olive oil. Transfer it to your crockpot and add all the ingredients except for the flour, onions, bell peppers and carrots.

Set it to medium and let it cook for the next 6 hours while you go about making over your kitchen. Update or add new cabinet hardware to your kitchen cabinets. They not only add new dimension to your kitchen, but are affordable and easy to install.

For these knobs, we used the Sleek collection from Amerock. When it comes time to install the knobs, use a template, which you can find at your local Lowe’s, to ensure the knobs are installed correctly and evenly.

Check out our “How to Install Kitchen Knobs” video for the complete instructions. Light fixtures are often the focal point in any room design, so switch out any light fixtures or add more light to dramatically change the atmosphere of your kitchen.

For this makeover, we replaced this older pendant with a more modern pendant. Consider adding under cabinet lighting, which is a great way to increase counter visibility and accent your kitchen style.

Plus, under cabinet lighting is often very easy to install. To learn how to install a pendant, check out our How to Install a Pendant video. Replace your plumbing fixtures to introduce new design elements to your kitchen.

When choosing the finish for your faucet, take into consideration not only the sink, but the kitchen surroundings as a whole. The finish of the faucet will complement the knobs and other accents of your kitchen.

To find out how to install a kitchen faucet, check out our How to Install a Kitchen faucet video. Once you’ve made these changes, don’t forget the little details of your kitchen. Swapping out items like a new trash can and soap dispenser will put the finishing touches on you makeover.

Now that we’ve updated the kitchen, let’s finish our Pot Roast. After 6 hours of slow cooking, add the remaining ingredients and raise the temperature to medium. Let it cook for two more hours. Once the meat breaks apart easily with a fork and the veggies are cooked, remove them from the pot to a serving dish.

You will have plenty of juice left over, which you can simmer into a gravy. Just ladle 1 cup of juice into a pan, set at medium, and add some of the flour with water until you reach your preferred thickness.

With a fresh, hot meal ready, behold your new kitchen.

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