(Closed) I HATE my kitchen

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This looks really similar to our kitchen.  It all depends on how much time/money you want to put into it but I think there are some easy fixes you can do. 

  1. Remove the scalloped board above the kitchen sink.  Put a modern roman shade on the window and maybe a nice pendant light.  
  2. Take down the metal blinds on the three windows and put some nice sheer drapes up.  
  3. Take off your hardware and either replace it or spray paint what you have a nice silver or something.  I did this with ours and it turned out great.  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I personally don’t think its that bad, but I guess im just SUPER easy to please. Good luck I hope you figure everything out =)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think it’s so bad.  At least it is nice and big.  My kitchen is a 1 person kitchen.  You can’t open the dishwasher and oven at the same time or they will hit each other.  

I like the walls in your kitchen and those little rounded windows or openings.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could paint the cabinets to brighten it up!  Unless you are just going to replace them anyway, then I’d just save up and replace the cabients/countertop at the same time. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree with @caszos: also, a friend of mine painted her dark wood cabinets with white paint, and it really brightened up her kitchen.  She punched out a couple of the upper wooden cabinet middle pieces and replaced them with glass? plexiglass? to show off some of her dishes.  Then she added some red accent kitchen pieces,(your oranges really stand out nicely in the photos) like a new tea kettle, dishtowels, or maybe curtains would do the trick. 🙂

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was wondering the same thing about Pia2010….you could have saved the effort. It was kinda pointless.

OP I actually think your kitchen has a lot of charm and tons of potential. I love the way it doesn’t like like any kitchen that you might find in model homes. It has sooo much personality. honestly, simply changing or painting the cabinets would make a world of difference with this house. Also, changing the floor and countertops would do the trick as well. It looks to me as though you really only need cosmetic changes. The bones are great! Loving the curved cutouts and super jealous of your recessed fan!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s not that bad but I know how you feel, I hate my kitchen too. I think some new paint and cabinet facings could really do the trick.

I just have to say that I love your kitchen table, I have never seen anything like it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What about painting the wall? We want to eventually do a major redo of our kitchen, but just getting up a wall color we liked has improved things.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

An easy short term fix would be to strip the cabinets and repaint them. And knock out that ugly wood piece over the sink that’s scalloped. A couple light fixtures would also be a cheap fix, and some color on the walls.

Oh, and the curtains are out of proportion and just washed out into the wall color – get a cute print with a pop of color in a smaller size or do away with the curtains completely.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are homeless people that  would appreciate your kitchen and the food that is in it. Be grateful for what you have 🙂

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