Painted Cabinets, Subway Tile and More…
If you’ve been on Pinterest looking for ways to update your kitchen, you’ve likely noticed a lot of white, gray and open shelving.
However like most things, it’s ALL in how you do it (that’s what she said) and this was definitely NOT doing it for my clients. They were looking for a cleaner, more updated look for their kitchen. A look that was modern, good for resale AND budget friendly.
Luckily, their kitchen had some great bones to work with…
- The laminate countertop was in great shape (and if it wasn’t, we likely would’ve chosen one of these)
- The flooring was good
- The base cabinets were solid and just needed some fresh paint
- The stainless steel appliances were a HUGE bonus
You ready for the big reveal????
Again, take a good gander at those open shelves…
I have MAD love for this space now. SAME lower cabinets, SAME countertop, SAME appliances and with a lil’ blood, sweat and beers it’s a fresh, bright and super functional space. And not only that – it was super budget-friendly!
The kitchen looked drab and lifeless without any products to reflect light and add energy to the room (and check out the underwhelming backsplash…).
The base cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray and outfitted with new polished nickel hardware. It was the perfect combo to complement the new white, shaker style upper cabinets.
The white subway tile was an affordable option that brightened up the space and kept the budget in-line (and the homeowner did the tilework himself!)
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We chose Benjamin Moore Gray Owl for the walls, offering a fresh clean look to complement the countertop and cabinet colours.
So if they can do it, YOU can too!
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