What I don’t enjoy is the backend technical stuff and it seems that’s all I’ve been dealing with this week!As you might have noticed, my site has been down more than it’s been up lately, which makes me sad. When I was cleaning up the kitchen last night I started thinking about the makeover we did when we first moved into the house some years back. Yuck.) The previous owners had painted the cabinets already, but they used two different colors and so when we moved in, I wanted to repaint them to be just one color.When I look at these ‘before’ pictures, I see potential. They’ve got plenty of space to work with, good light from a large kitchen window as well as another window in the dining area, and good locations for the appliances and sink. One of the major design choices they made was to remove the peninsula and add a free standing island in its place.It just needed to be brought into the 21st century! This brings the seating into the kitchen area, where it belongs, rather than intruding on the dining space.
I’ve listed my 10 favourite ways to give you some inspiration.I have been carefully recording all the costs as well..and even after spending 00 for new Bosch appliances the total still came to less than 00 for the whole thing. To pay a contractor to do it, it would have easily been double that.After a stressful summer of renovations, we decided to wait on our kitchen.Despite what you see on Pinterest, you can do a kitchen makeover without painting your orange oak cabinets.I promise I will write up a detailed budget breakdown in the future. I love working on this blog, posting pictures, writing articles and basically fluffing everything up to make it pretty.If painting cabinets white and updating countertops and a new backsplash aren’t in the budget or your husband refuses to paint perfectly good oak cabinets, you’re not alone.Behind many computer screens are hopes and dreams, even my own, but it’s not always a reality.We had these cabinets in our co-op apartment at the time, and so did millions of other people!These friends have a home in our community, but they also have this home about an hour away which is most likely their ‘forever’ home, so they wanted a kitchen that not only was updated, but reflected their classic style of decorating.