As you know, I love to cook and bake, especially with my daughter. Having a functional and fun kitchen is key – especially because that room really is the heart of a home. So what can you do to update a kitchen that is dated and not longer functioning for you?
In this segment I show you how I worked added style to an older kitchen and spiced it up with paint, lucite and COLOR! Take a look:
That was a big transformation, right? Let’s review those tips again:
- Update your dated or tired kitchen with the latest paint. I chose gray for this kitchen. It matched the existing granite and gray is still a big color trend in design.
- Add some “WOW” to your space. I used lucite in the barstools, towel bars, and cabinet hardware. It’s one of my favorite materials and it makes this kitchen fun and glamorous, yet still functional. I even designed the custom corbels to support the existing countertop and the refrigerator handles.
- Update your backsplash. There are so many gorgeous tiles and stones that are perfect for updating your kitchen backsplash. In this room I used Carrara marble tiles and laid them in a herringbone or chevron pattern for a bit more fun. The backsplash is a perfect place to use marble if you are afraid of having it on your countertops because of possible spills and stains. This way you can embrace this timeless and trendy material in your home.
- And finally punch things up with COLOR! You know how I love color and in this kitchen all layered in gray, I wanted to make a splash with an accent color. I chose a bright sunny yellow and I think it does the trick.
So what do you think? Do you like the outcome of this remodeled kitchen? To see the before and after photos, visit this recent blog post. It’s pretty dramatic. And be sure to leave me a comment here to let me know why you love this space. Feel free to share this post with your design-loving friends, especially if they are dreaming of a kitchen renovation.
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