Painted Cabinets, Quartz Countertop, Dark Oak Floors and MORE!
When it comes to updating a kitchen, it can be hard to know where to stop – one thing ALWAYS leads to another. But, that doesn’t mean you need to go all-out, as there are ways to save money while you spend it.
This kitchen had EVERYTHING going for it…if you still lived in the early 2000s. However, as it relates to a more modern approach, it had a few fatal flaws…
- cathedral/arched cabinet doors
- strong red/cherry stain on the cabinets
- orange-hued floors, which themselves weren’t a BIG problem, but the whole palette was
- older style granite countertops (if you have these, read THIS)
- diamond-pattern backsplash
And a quick note on the travertine backsplash. I actually LOVE travertine; it’s soft, warm and adds texture to a room. In this kitchen, it’s the PATTERN that killed the deal, as that large-scale diamond pattern is SOOOO 90s / early 2000s.
Now, are you ready to see the big reveal?
Can I get a HELLS YEAH AND A FREAKIN’ HALLELUJAH?! (Can I say those two things in a sentence?) Sure I can.
Seriously, it’s hardly recognizable…
You might be thinking ‘ermmm Kylie, you said something about saving money? This looks like a damn nice kitchen reno, how on earth did they SAVE MONEY?’
Well, money HAD to be spent, but they definitely cut back their costs with the following:
- they kept the FOOTPRINT (layout) of the cabinets, meaning they could keep the cabinet boxes and ONLY replace the doors
- they refinished the floors rather than replacing them
- they kept the bulkheads, rather than ripping them out and going full-height on the cabinets
You’ll find all of the colour and product details at the end of this blog post.
Notice how the bulkheads were a noticeable feature before? And now they just belong!
Are you DYING to know what countertop that is? I friggin’ love it – details at the end of this blog post.
Check out the gorgeous eating nook…
Check out the LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM attached to this gorgeous kitchen!
And a butlers pantry, leading to the dining room which was ALSO redone…
And if you’re coming to this blog post fresh from Pinterest, you should see the REST OF THIS HOME!
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