Lately I’ve been working on a lot of different kitchens, in different stages of the remodeling process, and I always enjoy seeing things come together. This kitchen had great bones to work with, but the homeowners were looking to give it a lift. They were updating the floors, the counters, the cabinets, paint, backsplash – everything. I stepped in for the cabinet portion of it and it turned into a beautifully updated Simply White and Chelsea Gray Kitchen. I have said it before – I love a white kitchen, but also enjoy changing things up and doing something different. This kitchen gave me that opportunity.
Like I said, this kitchen has great bones – a nice layout, lots of storage, and sturdy construction. No reason to break the bank and replace all of the cabinets in this kitchen.
Lots of great updates have taken place since I first visited this kitchen. New floors, beautiful new quartz countertops, new sink and faucet, new hardware thanks to D. Lawless Hardware, and the backsplash is going to be installed soon. The knobs for the doors were off when I reinstalled them, thus the reason they’re not on the upper cabinets.
Even cute new barstools that look like they were made for this kitchen.
You may remember me talking about having a kitchen where the paint was mistinted. This was the one. You can see by comparing these two photos that the white was definitely not right. The homeowner had painted the soffit to match the cabinets, and once the doors were up, we noticed how off they were. The homeowner was very sweet, and I know she would have made this color work if she could have, but with the beautiful white quartz countertops, it just wasn’t going to work, and I don’t blame her in the least.
So, I resprayed the doors and repainted the frames, and now it’s finally right. You can really appreciate the beautiful new floors here too. I love how they pair with the Chelsea Gray paint color on the lower cabinets. And the Simply White is a great, clean white that is a go-to for me.
In the area with the desk, we debated on how to do the two toned look, since there isn’t a logical break for it to happen.
I think painting the desk area gray worked out just right. And how cute is that chair? Really changes the whole vibe of the space.
Let’s get back to some side by side before and after photos to full appreciate the change, shall we?
And how about this as a side by side comparison?
What do you think about two-toned kitchens? I’m really happy with how this one turned out, even with the mistint mishap. It has a whole new look and is ready for guests.
If you’re looking to paint your cabinets, but don’t know where to begin, check out this post for a step by step tutorial. If you want your cabinets painted, but don’t feel up to the task and are in the Dayton/Cincinnati, Ohio area, contact me for a free quote.