Before the Remodeling
Some elements of the existing kitchen were fine -- including the layout and flooring -- so we left those intact. The existing cabinet finish, however, gave the room a woodsy, outdated look.
Refresh What’s There
In this $5,000 update ($10,000 with appliances), we lightened the look with a cabinet transformation kit. We added new hardware and installed faux panels on the sides of end cabinets to give them a custom appearance. Cost-effective laminate countertops gained a solid-surface look with full bullnose edging.
Because guests always gather in this eat-in kitchen, we turned the adjacent storage area into a serving space featuring stylish, simple-to-make shelves.
Make yours a cook’s kitchen with a stainless-steel range and add a hood in place of the microwave, which will move to the pantry. They not only have professional-grade features, but also draw attention to the beauty of the backsplash and create a focal point.
Make a Splash
Mosaic wall tiles create a stunning backsplash for about $10 per square foot. Install vertically or horizontally to suit your style.
Go with the Flow
This bronze-finish faucet sports a pull-down spout and a high-end appearance.
Pull It Together
At $6–$10 each, these oil-rubbed bronze pulls work with any style of door, drawer, and decor.
Enjoy the stylish charm of a striped curtain panel and bronze rod.
To create visual distinction in the dining space, we applied wallpaper to one wall. New chairs complement the existing table.
Circle of Light
We replaced the ceiling fan over the dining area with a sophisticated pendant light that features an intricate design along the bands.
This compact ready-made island offers added storage and prep space, casters for mobility, and a designer look -- without the cost of a custom piece.