Post # 1
I have an ugly dark dungeon kitchen from the 80s, so Fiance and I and DIYing improvements.
Here’s the “before” kitchen:
Here’s a preview of our newly painted cabinets and new handles on them. (The cabinet doors aren’t done yet, so I don’t have a picture of the whole thing yet.) It’s already lightening up the room so much!
Next is new tile (already bought, was on clearance at Home Depot, we just need to have a time my dad can come hlep us put it in since he has all the tools like tile-saws and stuff) and a new countertop.
The tile we bought is about this color:
And countertop will probably be this:
I know it’s not a super fancy renovation (we’re spending less than $1,000 total for everything: the cabinet repaint & hardware, new floor, new countertop, and new sink & faucet); but I think it will look 1000x better than it used to.
I can’t wait to get it all done!
Post # 3
woooooooooo!!! definitely an improvement! good job, you guys!
Post # 4
Thanks! Hopefully by the end of summer I’ll have pics of the whole shebang done!
Post # 5
Oh, wow — the cabinets are a huge improvement; your kitchen is going to be so much brighter! Love the countertop; it looks like it’s patterned enough to hide some stains but not so heavily patterned that it will make you dizzy…plus, it’s actually nice to see the spills a little bit so you know where you need to scrub extra when you’re cleaning 🙂
We have dark granite in the kitchen and I’m forever missing little splotches of dripped coffee. I have to be super attentive when I wash before kneading bread on the counter unless I want coffee bread. *sigh*
Definitely post pics when you’re done; I’d love to see the real-life cabinet swap since I’m already a little disenchanted with the cabinets in my (still pretty new) kitchen.
Post # 6
ooo that looks great! cant wait to see pics of it done! Love the cupboards!
Post # 7
How exciting! I love your choices, great finds!
Post # 8
@abbful- it looks great! Darling Husband & I are DIY’ers and did our kitchen, basement and are currently redoing our mudroom. We finished the tile and drywall, now just painting! Looking forward to seeing your finished pics!
Post # 9
We just painted our old, dark out-dated cabinets white(mther of pearl) and WOW does it ever make a difference!
Hope you have an easy go with the rest of the kitchen facelift 🙂