My friends Rachel and Micah recently scored a seriously good deal on an older home with great bones and they plan to gradually add character as time and their budget allows.Rachel asked me if I could help her plan a mini-remodel to freshen up their kitchen, which is part of an open floor plan that includes a dining and family room area in one large room.
Bold Backsplashes on a Budget This would take a little research in terms of contacting the glass cutting department at Lowe’s or local glass cutters to get estimates but a painted glass backsplash on the wall behind the sink would make the kitchen look so bright and clean.
I’m sure there are ways to do this without breaking the bank.
As you might have noticed, my site has been down more than it’s been up lately, which makes me sad. When I was cleaning up the kitchen last night I started thinking about the makeover we did when we first moved into the house some years back. Yuck.) The previous owners had painted the cabinets already, but they used two different colors and so when we moved in, I wanted to repaint them to be just one color.
After more than three hours on the phone with my hosting company, though, it looks like my site is up and running again. So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite kitchen updates that is small but makes a huge impact – trim and molding! Now there’s no way I could have painted the cabinets myself – way beyond my skill set – so I hired a painter/woodworker for the project.
A simple way to make this space cozier on the cheap would be adding some natural touches.
I’d take advantage of those cabinets near the window to hang some Mason jar planters with kitchen herbs.
To make the most of the current countertops, I’d focus my attention on adding some character to the cabinets.
Adding Character to Builder-Grade Cabinets The kitchen currently has a lot of cabinets which makes the space feel small and dark.
But I can’t imagine if we had gone through the painting process and not added the trim pieces because they are now my favorite part! You will instantly receive an email from Feed Burner and you will need to click the link to activate your subscription.