I mentioned on Facebook last week that my kitchen is in need of a makeover. It dates back to 1960’s and besides the back-splash and the tile counter, we haven’t touched anything. The kitchen is small. It’s 13.5′ x 11′ and it’s also our dining area.
As you can see from the above photos, we need to update the cupboards and change the color of the walls. Also, the table takes a good chunk of space. We were thinking of painting the table a lighter color, perhaps white. And even replace the chairs with benches, so that we can slide them under the table.
We have two windows in the kitchen, but the room still lacks natural light. The big window behind the table, actually leads to a closed in porch and the window above the sink is under our carport. That’s why I would like to paint the walls a light beige or grey.
We would like to lighten the cupboards too and give them a fresh look. We were thinking of attaching rectangular mdf sheets in the middle of each door to give them a reversed frame look. Put hinges inside the doors instead of on the frames and change the handles to long metallic handles.
I don’t mind the back-splash, but we do need to rethink our counter top. I liked the tile surface at first, but it’s hard to keep clean.
Even though the space is very small, we would like to add a small work area. We have a bare wall that we think would look great with a long narrow table. We would put two stools underneath.
What are your thoughts? Any suggestions? Any sites you recommend I check out for ideas or tips? Colors? Lighting ideas? Please feel free to share them with me, I would GREATLY appreciate it… and so would my kitchen!