I am not the cook in our family. So kitchen function matters much less to me than kitchen “pretty.” When we found this house, Paul said that the kitchen function could work for him (and the stove was gas- he was excited about that!), and while the obvious kitchen pretty wasn’t all there, I felt like there was definite hope for this place. The cabinets are nowhere near custom but I did love that they are tall and have some nice trim around the tops. The countertops are this pure white Corian. Maybe that is so out of style but the white is so stark they look modern to me. Then there are those big windows and the high ceilings, always a plus! We worked with what we had.
We put new floors in (same throughout the whole living area downstairs) and had the cabinets painted. We added the hardware ourselves. The wallpaper was removed and a subway tile backsplash added. That’s literally all we did. When the dishwasher and the oven broke a couple years later we replaced them. I’d still love to have a white refrigerator one day (one with stainless handles 😍) but the black one from our old house works just fine- especially covered in my kids’ art! The faucet is asking politely to be replaced as well. All in good time! The plant and the bamboo shades add much needed texture and color.
By the way, Paul took these pictures when it was about 6pm in the evening and super cloudy and dark. He made it look like it was sunny and mid-morning and made our neighbors think we are totally crazy with the lights he had set up outside. Oh and the rest of our house was pretty much a wreck and I fed the kids peanut butter and jelly since the kitchen was being used for something other than dinner-making. Just so you know, things are not always as they appear on blogs, haha!
As always, thank you for reading! It has been SO fun to share my projects with you over these last few weeks. Looking forward to many more! To see more of my house tour, click here.