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Kitchen Makeover – From Drab to Fab!

In one of our recent interior design jobs for a kitchen makeover, we were amazed at how fresh paint can make a big difference to any home improvement project. Mixed with the right accessories, hardware and backsplash, we turned a once old, tired kitchen into a beautiful, modern cooking space!

Shown above is the photo of my client’s outdated kitchen..

My client wanted to have a fresh new look so she could look forward to everyday meal prep and cooking. As I walked into the kitchen, I noticed that the entire kitchen was clean and in good condition with beautiful countertops, stainless steel appliances, and 4-burner stove. With that in mind, we both agreed that there are several things that we would salvage and the kitchen makeover was achievable even with a limited budget.

The client opted for a transitional twist that pairs well with the current appliances. Since white cabinets are popular in California, we painted the main kitchen cabinetry and trim in Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace white. The gloss paint is easier to maintain as you can wipe them using a clean cloth with a gentle cleanser.  

Kitchen Renovation after photo

Most of the walls in the kitchen are taken over by the cabinets and artisan backsplash. We painted the small areas of the wall in charcoal gray which does not make the kitchen look at all dark but creates a contrast with the cabinetry to achieve a more dramatic look.

Since the kitchen island is the most used area in meal preparation, we both agreed to use Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray for the island cabinets, making it a two-toned  kitchen. The color scheme compliments the beautiful granite and stainless steel. Just look at how the countertops shine when the lights are on!

For more of a transitional touch, we used honey brass finish hardware for the cabinets and pullout drawers. We added geometric lantern pendants as accessories, these lighting fixtures came from Architexture.

The kitchen makeover turned out beautifully even on a limited budget. With a dab of paint, right accessories and with the help of an interior designer,  it’s hard to believe it’s the same kitchen, but it is!

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