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Dollhouse Kitchen Renovations

November 2012

Is your Dollhouse Kitchen in need of a Refresh?

Dollhouse Kitchen Renovations

At the present moment my household and I are involved in full-sized kitchen renovations. And while that is being pursued it brought thoughts about revamping our dollhouses to mind.

Never one to actually enjoy things staying the same, these ideas bring newness to our old dollhouse kitchen settings. When you think of it really nothing has to be carved in stone and remain the same forever. Especially not our dollhouses.

So just what is available for Dollhouse Kitchen Renovations?

We start off by listing the most admirable examples. No not the plastic ones. Loving Barbie as I do her furnishings of plastic that look the part will not do. Even though we will see plastic being used in all products, Barbie's plastic style is just too childish for an adult's tastes.

Generally it is desired that we create something that we ourselves would love to live in. So with that in mind we will explore different designs on the market. Ones that would make us really desire to see somewhat the same in our own living environments.

The following ideas are mostly 1:12 scale. This is the most popular scale on the market these days. All pictured items will open in a new window for your convenience. Most of them are for ideas only.

Houseworks, Ltd.

Houseworks, Ltd has the most creative pieces available. They resemble outfitting a full-size kitchen. Pieces you can pair with other items and come up with your own design in the end. Each of their products come individually sold. Click the pictures to go to more information regarding each selection for your own dollhouse kitchen renovations.

Corner Cabinet

Oven Cabinet

2 Inch Base

Find more great ideas from Houseworks, Ltd here.

Aztec Imports, Inc.

Aztec Imports, Inc. have some more amazing items that look very real and creative. When you see a dollhouse finished with items like these you really are impressed. They have kitchen accessories like table sets, small appliances, stylish additions, as well as cabinet pieces. However for right now we will concentrate on cabinets and larger pieces. Click the pictures to go to more information regarding each selection for your own dollhouse kitchen renovations.

3 Piece Island

Antique Iron Stove

Cabinet Set

Superior Dollhouse Miniatures

Superior Dollhouse Miniatures is another company that supplies great ideas for your own dollhouse kitchen renovations. Take a look at the ones in the following group of pictures. Be sure to mix and match elements to get the look that you want in the end. Just like you would with your own home. No they do not all have to be provided by the same company. Click the pictures to go to more information regarding each selection for your own dollhouse kitchen renovations.

Teacart Kit

Cabinet with Shelves

Kitchen Sink

Find more great ideas from Superior Dollhouse Miniatures here.

Do not Like the Color Schemes currently Available?

Some other Part of the Designs just not what you need? Simply put, not liking what you see?

Well why not... change the design elements to suit you and your tastes. Yes do exactly that. Even go so far as to purchase with the idea of copying the design in part to get a pattern. Mix and match designs and techniques to obtain your chosen dollhouse accessories.

** However never copy someone else's work always strive to come up with your own ideas. That's where the real fun resides, in advancing your own talent. **

But what if your dollhouse does not have the colors that you see? Like this situation, if only that piece were, for instance, red.... Paint it, add a touch of you to it or in other words take what you have and redecorate. By all means paint the entire piece the color that you desire.

For sure if there is only one thing about it you don't like then make it what you do want and move on.

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Continuing right along with your dollhouse kitchen renovations... What is needed to get started on your project? What must you do to begin changing this tiny dwelling?

Step #1: The Start

Begin by deciding how much you desire to renovate. Are you saving some elements or are you doing a clean start? One in which you will remove everything that is currently in your kitchen.

So in this step decide on what level your dollhouse kitchen renovations will proceed. Whether in part or whole room renovations.

Step #2: Completely Remove all Obstacles

Remove all unwanted accessories and finishes. This step includes furniture, wall finishes, floor covers, and anything that will not be used in your new kitchen. Be tough and remove what needs to go.

I know that's easier said than done. We all love certain aspects and dislike extra work. But think of the great design you will have in the end. So strip your kitchen wherever it is needed.

Step #3: Choose the Designs you Want

This is the fun part. Shopping for new stuff. Go ahead and pick out paint, flooring, wallpaper, furniture or whatever you desire. Make sure at this stage that you go treat yourself to the new elements. It's no good here if it only remains as a dream.

And if you can not purchase all of it now? Purchase it in pieces as you need. Write out your plan of what you anticipate doing and stick with it until you finish the job. Jobs left unfinished only frustrate us. So commit to the finish.

Step #4: Work away at your Design until you Finish.

When finished make sure you invite people in for a tiny housewarming party to show off your newest features in your dollhouse kitchen renovations. You could even truly have a party to tell people of your accomplishments. That would be the most fun, to share your dollhouse with the ones you love and respect and make a fun evening of it for all. Why not use it as a means to throw the ultimate party? With prizes and great entertainment. That way everyone wins.

Step #5: Spend moments Admiring and Enjoying your Dollhouse

Do spend some special moments admiring your work. Everyone needs to see that they have done a great job. If you like your results tell yourself you do. If they are slightly off take the time to improve. It really may only take the addition of certain features or even the removal of some to complete your work. Pat yourself on the back with every milestone reached in your design efforts. You will personally be glad you did.

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Dollhouse Food Accessories

While we are considering our dollhouse kitchen renovations, we can not leave out food. Food has its place in kitchens and there are some amazing ideas available to add.

Tiny food on display in the right manner adds to your overall kitchen settings. If you are troubled about how to do such a thing as display items. Look around you. Is there a setting in your home you could copy?

The way the food and dishes are featured could be just as your family left it as they departed for work or other events. Copy what you see in real life.

Get your camera and take some pictures to help in planning the how's and the how-to's. Even style a setting and then take your pictures. Yes place plates where and how you want them to look. Full of the food of your choice or half-eaten dishes depicting an active miniature family.

Then work away at your displays until you have the end product you want. After all it is your hobby to enjoy at every moment you put into it.

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Below you will find ideas of food for your display. All links will aid in additional finds for your own dollhouse kitchen renovations.

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