Kitchen Makeover

I just finished up this kitchen makeover. We wanted to update the look of these builder-grade cabinets while not completely replacing them to keep costs down. By replacing cabinet doors, countertops, adding hardware, staining, painting, purchasing some new appliances, accessories, table and chairs, we were able to achieve a look that feels freshly updated while still remaining slightly conservative to represent the clients’ needs.




I’d been wanting to try this new look of different color lower and upper cabinets and was happy when client was on board. I think it adds the right amount of contrast.  We also built-in the microwave above the stovestop to clear up more counterspace. I decided to take the new subway tile up to the bottom of the upper cabinets rather than leaving the backsplash at about 1/4 of the way up the way it was before. I think it feels more complete this way.



New table chairs, refrigerator, a roman shade to bring in color and pattern and opted for two glass doors to flank the window to add some dimension. Some crown moulding was also added.


Much more fresh looking.

Happy Tuesday!

  1. May 28, 2013

    i LOVE the 2 toned cabinets.

  2. May 28, 2013

    Beautiful kitchen! I love the cabinet idea and the clean fresh look.

  3. May 28, 2013

    That looks amazing! You did a fantastic job.

  4. whoaaaaahhhhhh! It turned out fantastic! The 2 tone cabs are great and white subway backsplashes are my fav. I hope they love it as they should!

  5. Really lovely work Irene! It is so fresh, modern and bright now!

  6. June 6, 2013

    This looks SO good NE!!

  7. June 6, 2013

    I was wondering what type & color paint you used to do this cabinet transformation. I would love to do this in my kitchen. My cabinet are very similar to these ones.

  8. June 11, 2013

    I can never get over white cabinets – they’re the best.

  9. Looks amazing!! Oh so fresh and clean. The two tone cabinets are genius.

  10. June 20, 2013

    Wow! It looks amazing! I love the two-toned cabinets and the roman shade is beautiful!

  11. July 12, 2013

    This is an unreal change. Looks amazing!

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