(Closed) How would you update/renovate this open concept kitchen/living room?????

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Well, personally, I would change the countertops to granite, add a backsplash that does not look the floor tile, and either stain/replace the cabinets to be a darker color. Depending on your budget, I would have the island replaced with one with no overhang, have the stove moved to the island and add a hood, and have the sink moved to where the stove is (I need a lot of space near my sink generally lol). I would probably repaint the walls a different color to look sleeker. And finally, for a nice finishing touch, I would replace the cabinet and drawer handles with something new and silver and nice. 🙂 But that is me, everyone has a different preference!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

All of that would require a hefty budget, but I watch too much HGTV and tend to want to do everything that they do. haha

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

And I would do exactly the same thing LovingLife89 Said but I’d make the cabinets white. Also definitely new fixtures on the cabinet doors, new stools too. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

MrsPiggles:  White cabinets would look nice with the wall color that is already there…would give it kind of a beachy vibe.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Kitchen: Granite countertops, tile backsplash, white cabinents–get rid of everything oak, ceiling vent over the oven, replace appliances with stainless steel ones that fit the spaces, black metal stools, hardwood floors(?), new dining room table 

Living room: whitewash brick around fireplace and brick to the ceiling, repaint walls (creme color?), add crown moulding, 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I’d go with a clean look and use your favorite color as an accent with dishes, fixtures, etc.  Subway tile offset with gray grout is such a classic look, but is very inexpensive and easy to install.  Use Dover White (Sherwin Williams) for your cabinets and a neutral color for your walls.  Lastly, some new hardware for your cabinets is another great way to inexpensively jazz up your cabinets!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

ExpectingBee:  I actually really like the layout of the kitchen.  Maybe updating the kitchen to have tile or granite would help update it a bit.  Definitely change the cabinet color to white or another softer color, that brown just isn’t doing it for me.  I like the PP who posted the picture’s suggestion.  Glass cabinets look nice too.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999
  • Replace the fan over the stove with a combination microwave/fan

2.lower the cabinet over the fridge so it looks more built in

3. trade the cabinets that are currently over the stove and the microwave. This will give you a cabinet over the new microwave/fan and a larger cabinet where the current microwave sits.

4. replace the current island countertop with caesarstone quartz waterfall style and use the same quartz on the other counter surfaces

5. paint all the cabinets a darker grey or white

6. replace the backsplash – as a pp said, subway tile is classic, inexpensive and an easy DIY.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Love all the suggestions above. But I wouldn’t relocate the stove/add a hood over the island. That would separate the rooms too much. Id also redo the floors to be one continuous material throughout both rooms. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Get rid of the tile and put wood throughout. Wood floors are so nice! I would go with granite countertops as well. Move the microwave over the stove- get one with a fan, and put a wine rack where the microwave currently is. Get rid of the green color on the walls. I would go with a neutral tone and the wood on your cabinets would pop so nicely. I like how the wood flows throughout the open concept thing, so I wouldn’t paint it. And keep your bar overhang. The extra counter space is nice and the stools make the whole place look unique. You need some leather in there somewhere too. Leatherback chairs would look good with a different table set. New track lighting and you would be good to go!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Granite, possibly switch backsplash to something that complements- not matches- the floor. Also, I’d change the cabinet style hood to the more open hood vent. White cabinets would also look good, but these are nice as is well.  

These would make good updates, though it looks pretty nice as is and I love the open concept!  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wouldn’t touch the cabinets.  They look in good shape, sanding/painting/staining is a huge job, and you can still find a ton of trendy Pinterest kitchens that have oak cabinetry.  

I would change the backsplash, countertops, paint colour, kitchen & living room lighting, get a stainless stove oven and chimney range hood, get a new dining set.  Your home is in such great condition and looks so nice, I wouldn’t change anything major, just a few minor styling issues.  

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