Since closing on our house in August we’ve been trying to tackle way too many projects at once. We’ve been doing so much that I forget to blog about it all! One of the first projects we did was in our kitchen. But since I haven’t mentioned the kitchen much on here, I figured I’d back up and show you guys the “before” and some inspiration photos for where we’d eventually like to go with this room.
These are the before photos of the kitchen from the listing. I’ve been trying to dig through my photos to see if I have any other befores with everything moved out. But I’m not having much luck right now.
The kitchen came with these maple colored cabinets. They are actually the original ones from the 70’s. But they were refaced and given new doors and hardware about 10-ish years ago by one of the previous owners. The appliances are black and countertops are a white/creme colored laminate.
I’m going to try to not say too many bad things about the previous owners. But the longer we’ve been in the house the more we start to question why they made certain choices. For example, this yellow-green paint color 🙂
I talked a little bit about some of the ideas I had for this room in our “before” house tour post. On our to-do list right off the bat was to paint the room white and the cabinets white.
Eventually we would like to replace the countertops and sink, add a backsplash, and possibly get some new appliances. But for now we’re sticking to the smaller, much less expensive updates.
I’ve been collecting inspiration photos for the kitchen on Pinterest for what seems like years now. Here are just a few images that I would like to use for inspiration in our own kitchen.
As you can see, I always knew I wanted white cabinets. So it was a pretty easy decision to paint everything white. The cabinet painting process however, was not that easy. But I’ll talk about that more in the next post.
Some other qualities I like about these inspiration photos are the darker countertops (either black or concrete), stainless steel appliances, the interesting more industrial looking hardware, white subway tile, wood accents, and open shelving.
Stay tuned… I’m in the process of cleaning up our kitchen and will be blogging some painting progress photos soon!