Kitchen Toe Kick


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Old 02-27-14, 07:23 AM
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Kitchen Toe Kick

Hello all,

First time homeowner here. I have recently purchased a home that is a bit of a "fixer upper." The kitchen was in decent shape. I was able to salvage the cabinets and counter tops with a little elbow grease, may have to replace down the road. I had to take out an old laminate floor and installed a new tile floor. I also had to purchase ALL new appliances. Anyways, as you can see from the pictures I have attached, the toe kick board is in rough shape. Now I am on a tight budget but I'd like to hear from the experts (you all) what your suggestions would be to improve the toe kick in the kitchen. I would rather not remove and totally replace what is there because that will add more work and more $$$, but rather take some suggestions and recommendations on what you would do with the toe kick that is currently there to make it look nice. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Bill
 
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Old 02-27-14, 08:11 AM
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Cover with painted 1/4 in. plywood.
 
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Old 02-27-14, 09:09 AM
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Or stained and finished 1/4" oak plywood.
 
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Old 02-27-14, 09:27 AM
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Thank you for your reply, should I take the old plywood off or just put the new oak plywood on top?
 
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The quickest/cheapest fix would be to sand and paint it black [or another dark color] I used to do that all the time but you don't see much painted toe kicks anymore - most want a wood grain to match the cabinets. IMO it would be ok to go over the old with a new toe kick, don't know if the others will agree.
 
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Old 02-27-14, 10:08 AM
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Yes, go over the existing.
 
 

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