As you know we are moving full speed ahead on the Master Bathroom Renovation. You can check in on the progress here, here and here. With all the construction going upstairs, we wanted to update the kitchen but keep the remodel cheap, fast and easy. Before we get into the plan take a look at what we are dealing with:
Thats right folks, we have salmon pink walls, light oak cabinets and white appliances. For the most part the kitchen is in great shape. We have dark granite counter tops, stone backsplash, nice solid wood cabinets and the layout works fine. It is a huge space to work with.
The plan is to:
- Paint the Walls
- Stainless Appliances
- Paint the Cabinets
- Update the Hardware
First Brian, who is the master of a good deal, scoured the internet looking for new appliances. Boy did he do great! We found a family selling their dishwasher and microwave/oven combo that was practically brand new. What a deal. I highly suggest to look around before heading right to the big box stores for appliances. There are deals all over if you have patience and look hard enough. Just look at these babies! They need a good cleaning, but hey, we saved thousands of dollars on this! We have our eye on a fridge at Lowes that is on sale, so stay tuned for it to come into our lives pretty soon.
I’ve been following Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick for years. She is always coming up with clever solutions around her house. Last spring I remember reading her post about adding DIY soft close doors to her kitchen cabinets. I loved the idea and after finding the Soft Close dampers on Amazon it ends up being around $3.00 per door. Read Sarah’s entire post and video on how to add these to your own kitchen cabinets here!
Next we need to decide on wall and cabinet paint colors. I know i’d like to tie into the stone colors int he backsplash so I am thinking a Grey/Beige for the walls and a deeper Grey tone for the cabinets. Off to Lowe’s we go! Comment below and let me know what simple upgrades you’ve done in your kitchen!
Until Next Time,