My sister has narrowed down the idea choices for her budget white kitchen makeover. Sort of farmhouse modern.
With consideration to salvaging what we could and adding extra storage, we drew up a basic plan (amateurs). 😉
She chose Behr ‘Bleached Linen’ for the cabinets and ‘Salt Glaze’ for the walls, white subway tile for the backsplash, Mohawk laminate flooring and Wilsonart ‘Typhoon Ice’ premium laminate counters. These choices are moderate – but it all adds up very quickly!
To help stretch our budget power, we covered the 24 gold tone cabinet hinges and a rusty vintage bread box drawer (how cool is that?) with Rust-O-Leum ‘Hammer’ spray paint which dries to a galvanized look.
To gain more counter space without losing too much storage, the wall oven cabinet was cut to counter height and the top half removed. A plywood and pine open box cabinet unit replaced the original wall oven upper cabinet.
In the original drop in stove top area, a cabinet, the old laminate counter and the copper backsplash were removed to make room for a new cook range. The lower cabinet was one long section. We added plywood to each side.
Under the original short refrigerator cabinet, a new plywood and pine open box cabinet unit adds symmetry and additional storage. Additional counter space and a dishwasher cabinet box were added to the right of the new sink and faucet.
A bookshelf cabinet box was added at the end of the counter, next to the dishwasher area – no space was wasted!
There’s still a LOT to do. We took a break for our beautiful niece’s ‘The Big 13’ birthday, Independence Day on July 4th and Hurricane Arthur passing by in the Atlantic. So, what’s left? . . . flooring, lighting, cabinet hardware, wall shelving, window treatments . . . 🙂 We’re keeping our fingers crossed that there are no surprises with the electrical requirements – as an older home you just never know until you open up the walls. I think that my sister, George and I (and even our lovely nieces) make one heck of a makeover team! We are on a roll so I hope you’ll check back to see our progress.
Happy Independence Day! Have a good week! – – Joanne