When houses are popping up by the hundreds what gets left behind are the detail.
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.
We had to use a smaller piece in order for it to fit, but can you imagine what an impact crown would have if you have taller ceilings that can handle a larger, more dramatic piece?
If I remember correctly, the trim around the bottom of the upper cabinets is actually two different pieces put together to create the right shape and angle.
I should mention that we didn’t update the 80’s cabinets solely with paint and trim.
We also replaced the doors to reflect a raised panel style and changed the hinges from the exposed type to the European hinges.
Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers wrote a great post on how she used Ardex Feather Finish, which is just a box, to transform her countertops.
She says it is a messy but super-easy option for adding character to your space.
The best place in their kitchen for removing doors to create interest would be near the stove.