We also wanted to install a different shower and possibly change out the tile too. We finally decided that even though the tile wasn’t our first choice, it really wasn’t all that bad……and that staining the cabinets would be good enough for now.And now that it’s done, we’re so MAD we didn’t do it earlier.When I dug through all of the “before” pictures that I took before moving into our house…..
There we are few other things that I did to make the kitchen look a little better in itself and in our space. Added some hardware (I went for the color black to match the grout and appliances) 2. All of a sudden the tile in the kitchen was not as offensive, because it matched something else… Okay this is not super hideous (although you need to see how truly disgusting it was…) Cleaning up the mess after buying our house: " alt="" src=" width="500" height="375" border="0" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="" data-jpibfi-post-url=" data-jpibfi-post-title="Kitchen Review and Reveal" data-pin-url=" data-pin-media=" Small repair and updates over time (before the actual makeover): Installing a subway tile back splash (and tutorial): Updating the Cabinets Tutorial (without painting of course): Well, what do you think? I love the ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets that we came up with!
And I think when and if we update, when we are ready to sell, we might try staining the cabinets a dark chocolate to match the living room floors, or just go ahead ad paint them, but for now we are happy with the changes we made…
FYI, here is a link when we were building the columns in case you wanted to see how we did it.
It’s dark, with only one small window above the sink and the brown countertops leave a lot to be desired.
Rather than compete with it, last summer I took a cue from Martha Stewart’s Turkey Hill kitchens.