I was browsing through Design*Sponge one day when I came across this amazing before and after. I was floored and it immediately got me thinking of the new possibilites for our kitchen, short of having a complete renovation.
Here's how Mike's kitchen looked before:
- Paint the cabinets bright white.
Paint the kitchen and eat-in walls a more olive shade of green, which would hopefully subdue the bright-whiteness of an area that already gets A LOT of natural light.
Resurface the countertops. As much as I loved Mike's wood countertops, it just wouldn't fly for this amateur cake decorator, I'd feel more comfortable with granite.
Glass-tile backsplash to class it up.
Replace fridge, range and microwave with stainless. The fridge is a no-brainer, since this one we have now is much too small. And to save counterspace, mount the microwave over the range.
- Replace kitchen sink. Our current sink is far too shallow, thus creating a watery mess when doing anything and everything that involves using it.
- Replace non-functioning undercabinet lighting. Another no-brainer.
Hmph, I think I'll start pricing and putting together a budget. At minimum, I can paint the cabinets and get started with tips from this great how-to: http://www.younghouselove.com/2008/11/how-to-paint-your-kitchen-cabinets/
What little things have you done to spice up your kitchen?