We all love the gorgeous kitchens we see on Pinterest and in magazines. But dropping $20,000 or more on a kitchen reno isn't always in the cards. But there is still hope!
My clients have an orange-y wood kitchen they would like to update. You may remember we have already changed their stairs:
Now we are tackling their kitchen.
When I first met with these clients, they were planning to keep their cabinets but pay to have them "resurfaced" into a darker wood stain. But after meeting with me I changed their minds and SAVED them money! Yes, hiring a designer can save you money--what you think is necessary may not be, and we can save you from making costly choices you'll regret in the future.
Their cabinets are in great shape and the configuration works for them. But the orange tone of the wood dictates the style of the rest of their house. And the rope detail in their backsplash is officially driving them crazy. After more than a year in this house they want a new look to make the house feel their own.
Two factors to consider:
-this is not their forever home
-you don't want to over invest in your neighborhood
So how can you have a beautiful kitchen without breaking the bank?
It never fails. If you want some serious change without spending a fortune, then painting your cabinets is the way to go. I recommend having them professionally sprayed, but it's definitely
a project you can tackle yourself!
Here is the plan:
I know, I know, everyone thinks granite is a must, but when you don't want to spend the cash for stone, Wilsonart is a great laminate. I really liked the look of the Bainbrook Gray because it had all the colors you would need to give you total flexibility in the future: white, gray, and tan. Their splurge is on the backsplash, but since they are installing it themselves it is worth spending money on something they love. Again, the colors in this glass and stone backsplash are neutral enough for plenty of design freedom in the future.
I'm so glad they were willing to go white with the upper cabinets and gray with the lowers.
Here are some examples I like.
You can find all of these images here.