The old cabinets were revived with bright white paint and cast-iron knobs, while a new butcher-block countertop finished off the look.
Having saved by sprucing up (instead of ripping out) the original cabinetry, the couple splurged on a porcelain apron-front sink, which also echoes the down-home style of the new basket weave tile backsplash.
The house is probably not going to be returned to us in better shape than we handed it over. ) But also, there is a limit to how much we can earn each month from the house, so investing in to a new kitchen would be pointless, (at least until we decide to sell – and I doubt we will do it then either).
Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets. This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.
By lining everything up on two facing walls, the layout is a lot less cramped. The dining benches can take a beating and keep on seating. “These are the kinds of risks that add personality to a room,” she says.
Since we chose to rent out our house, we wanted to be realistic about a few things.Switching out the stainless steel sink that came with the house for an apron-front porcelain one boosts the room's charm.Brass bin pulls, butcher block countertops, and a copper backsplash behind the range add warmth to the new gray cabinets.When Meg first scoped out this kitchen emergency, she found an out-of-order cooking space in desperate need of a remodel.Turns out the Chicago family of four had plans for an overhaul, but projects in other parts of the house demanded their attention—and their budget—so their reno dreams were put on hold. Meg didn’t tear out a single wall, but it sure feels like she did! Meg prefers to mix styles and materials, so she pulled up a pair of cane-back wood chairs and upholstered benches to a painted metal table.