History is filled with failed DIY projects, from the half-finished coffee table known as Stonehenge to the pizza ovens mistakenly built before the invention of pizza. Take advantage of others’ home-improvement expertise with today’s Groupon: for $100, you get $200 toward cabinet restoration and other services from Kitchen Make-Overs. This Groupon is valid within a 40-mile radius of zip code 94513.
During a cabinet restoration, Kitchen Make-Overs’ skillful staff refurbish a kitchen’s scuffed storage surfaces in a single day. First, they’ll cloak kitchen appliances and counters in protective plastic sheeting. Then, a crusading solvent cleans up wood grain by carting off grease, grime, and flaking lacquer before kitchen aestheticians even out color by brushing matching stain on worn-out areas. Finally, a coat of matte, gloss, or semigloss finish seals the cabinet against wear, tear, and toddler bites. Prices vary, but refinishing wood cabinets for an average kitchen costs $1,000–$1,500. Kitchen Make-Overs can also install roll-out drawers, screw in drawer pulls and knobs, or stand on their hands while whistling “Dixie.”