(Closed) What would you do to this kitchen?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you upload some pictures? It’s hard to tell without a visual.

Post # 5
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

White cabinets, keep the countertops, new backsplash perhaps with rail for hanging utensils, new fridge. Round glass table and perhaps a couple of bar stools at the counter facing in to the kitchen 🙂

Post # 6
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

I would take out the thing that sticks out in the middle of the room, maybe put in an island or a rolling island.

Post # 8
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

I like the cabinet color as is. I would take down all the upper cabinets on the stove wall and replace the range hood with a wooden range hood and paint it the same color as the cabinets.

Post # 10
14659 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I like the cream color cabinets.  I was actually going to paint my oak cabinets that color since I have white applicances that I do not want to replace.  I’d change the white knobs though, and get a brushed metal pull or knob.  You could also do white cabinets, but my worry with white, is that if its too bright or not bright enough against the white applicances, it would make one of them look dingy.  It’s a pretty good neutral safe kitchen imo.  I don’t think I’d change it too much. 

Post # 11
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 1997

White cabinets are timeless and would look very fresh.  The kitchen isn’t bad from the pictures, but it’s kind of boring. A pop of color is needed.  Maybe artwork and new window coverings in the eat-in area would do it. I’m wondering if it would be a good investment to change out the white appliances with stainless.  Stainless would look great with the countertops – lots of money though!   I’d change the hardward to something more modern too.  Hope you sell quickly!

Post # 12
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ItWasntMe:  what’s your budget on the “freshen up” project?  i personally wouldn’t put too much $$ into it because the next owner will want to add their own touches.  the counters and cupboards are fine along with the appliances (too expensive to change).

i agree with the hardware change.  i think maybe a bit of colour from unique accents and decor. 

i really like your clock but i think it’s too big for that small portion of wall.  also, perhaps add a medium sized picture with some colour on the far wall (the second last pic).

Post # 13
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Perhaps a pale green colour for the walls?

Post # 14
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like the idea of painting the cabinets white to help the appliances blend in. If you can change the hinges so that they mount on the inside of the doors it might worth the money. Great job with the renovation 14 years ago. They kitchen still looks up to date!  

Post # 16
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dont put a ton of money in to it –  the granite is what most people are looking for these days – anything else, they’d probably want to renovate on their own with their personal style.

A fresh coat of paint with a pop of color as @Jacqui90:  suggested, and new, trendier hardware for the cabinets.

For staging, get some kind of colorful piece of decor (like 20 bucks at Homegoods) to put on the countertop at the breakfast bar and maybe a more colorful window treatment. But stick with solid colors – no prints or anything too wild. 

DON’T replace the appliances – way too much money for not enough added value, especially since yours look very clean and are a well known brand.

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