(Closed) what do you think of this kitchen??

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 32
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bella731:  I don’t mind the wood work. Maybe change the appliances, floor and countertops if possible. And instead if that half table, put a small island in the middle. 

Post # 33
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bella731:  if you’re going to do new cabinets and granite in the near future I wouldn’t bother painting – that’s a huge project! I’d start with the floor and uograde the appliances. If you actually cook much at all you will hate te lack of counter space. That’s a little less counter than we have and I can’t stand it and I don’t even cook much! so I would consider how you could add more counter space, too. I would do an island against the wall with cabinet space under it instead of the table.

Post # 34
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bella731:  I think if you changled the floor, it would brighten the whole place up. 

Post # 35
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Floor, appliances, change the fixtures on cabinets, and paint

Post # 36
1632 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That kitchen would need a complete redo. We bought a turnkey home for oyr first hime together.  The previous owners already out in travertine floors,  stainless steel appliance, granite countertopn and full backsplash, plus beautiful Thomasville cabinetry. 

I wouldn’t buy that house.










Post # 37
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

A super cheap way to change cabinets is to remove the hardware, strip the finish (this chemical is nasty, but works great-kleanstsrip-and you can get it at home depot).  You need to protect the countertops, and where elbow length chemical resistant gloves and a N95 mask…this is from experience.  Get trim to go on the cabinet doors and crown moulding for the top of the cabinets.  Then you can restain or paint to your liking.  This is so cheap to do, and it’s great work to do if you can’t afford a whole new remodel.  I would add a backsplash, they’re super easy to do and home depot has free classes on tiling and on putting in a backsplash.  You can do both yourself, just a bit of work and you’d need to borrow a tile saw.  You can stain your own countertop too, or replace cheaply or not so cheaply depending on whether you want stone or laminate.

Post # 38
507 posts
Busy bee

Paint the cabinets or paint the walls light eggshell blue and lighten up the floor…at least that is what I would do 🙂 If you choose to paint the walls I would also lighten up the wood staining. It just seems to need more air all around – but I like it!

Post # 39
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


If you don’t mind putting some work in, you could get this kitchen liveable for pretty cheap. I agree with other posters – paint the walls and cabinets a light, cool color, switch out the hardware for some brushed nickel, replace the ceiling fan with a pretty pendant or chandelier, and most importantly replace the floors. Go to a ReStore or look for a sale on appliances and make them all match – white or stainless. I’d go with somethink darker to balance out all the light colors. You could put in a laminate or vinyl for cheap. Then throw in some bright pops of color with dishes, vases, plants, rug, towels, etc.








Here’s a quick photoshop with the space lightened up a bit. I didn’t bother to replace all the hardware or add in accessories but you get the idea.







Post # 40
11265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i don’t think i would want a kitchen like that without a complete redo.  the rest of the house would have to have every other amazing feature too.

i am sure that if you like the house and the kitchen layout, you could paint the cupboards and change the floor and counters.

i guess it depends on how much money you are willing to put into it.  is the house worth it or is it better to find a more modern kitchen?

Post # 42
2557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

1st: Paint the cabinets white, replace the bulky hardware for something more sleek, replace the light fixture, paint the walls either a light blue or light grey.

2nd: Replace the flooring, maybe add a backsplash.

Eventually: Update the appliances and countertop.

Post # 43
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@bella731:  I guess I’m in the minority because I like it as is. I would want black appliances when the time comes, and I would do a backsplash and different counter tops. I can’t really see the pattern of the floor or what its made of but I think it looks nice. More counterspace would be ideal, of course.

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