InteriorsJuly 8, 2019

Updating A “Just Fine” Kitchen

Sometimes, especially when buying a new home, you find yourself with a kitchen that you don’t LOVE but is “just fine”. New-er cabinetry, stone that isn’t terrible, a layout that works.   Since renovating kitchen sis SO costly, it’s not always financially sound to renovate a new kitchen just because you don’t love it. But you CAN do something about it in which you find a balance between being financially savvy and having a kitchen you like.

This kitchen was renovated in the 90’s, and luckily renovated pretty darn well, with custom white cabinetry. But our client did not like the bow and floral flourishes on the hood and above the window or the backsplash.  The counter stone and shape wasn’t her favorite either, but replacing it was going to be more than they wanted to spend- so we did a mini-renovation and the end result looks really amazing!

AFTER:

By replacing the backsplash with a cost- friendly white subway and having a woodworker remove the fussy details on the cabinetry and paint to match the white finish, the vibe of this kitchen totally changed.   We pulled some of the green tones from the counters and repeated it on the banding of the roman valance above the sink to bring the color up.  New hardware, lighting and counter stools (20% off right now) and the kitchen looks totally up to date!

BEFORE:

Here are some fast and easy tips on updating a “just fine” kitchen:

SOURCES: subway tile // brass knob // brass pulls // silver knob // silver pull // cone pendant // globe pendant

 

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