Updating an old kitchen
Then you go up a few stairs where there’s a master bedroom and….oops…the hell happened to the other bedrooms? Ok, there’s a cozy kitchen and nice sized living room. So, for my virtual daydream, I went on a(n internet) quest to find decent splanch renovations. A mellow gray-and-white palette sets a calm tone for the whole house.Natural elements—vintage wooden cutting boards, the Shaker-style barstools' woven rush seats, and a faded antique wool runner—warm up the cool space.Make sure the surrounding area is protected from any dust or paint.Splashes and stains from oil-based paint (such as the gloss we are going to use) are more stubborn to remove than their water-based counterparts, such as emulsion.Often the hub of the home, used for cooking and entertaining, the right functional and ambient illumination in the kitchen can make all the difference.Practical and decorative lights, with smart models available for greater control and personalisation of your system.
Brass bin pulls, butcher block countertops, and a copper backsplash behind the range add warmth to the new gray cabinets.If there are any cracked or chipped tiles then these need to be replaced not filled, if you need a hand with this then see our guide to replacing broken tiles.A range of ceiling, wall, unit and floor level kitchen lighting from top trade brands.If you are looking for a change with a little more impact, but your old cabinets still just need a facelift, you can sand down their surfaces and repaint or re-stain them.
This option works well with existing wood cabinets.The homeowner kept the kitchen's old Chambers stove and cabinets—now improved with new fronts and a coat of Benjamin Moore's Patriotic White—but jettisoned the Formica counters and dark backsplash in favor of marble and white subway tiles.