Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 1

We have a houseful at the moment, haven’t completed our family room¬†or bedroom . . . Annnnd I’ve this brilliant idea to makeover a kitchen. My sister’s 1960 home needs a budget-friendly small kitchen makeover. I think I must work best under pressure. ūüėȬ†

 

 

brown drop in stove top & copper tile - gotta go!
brown drop in stove top & copper tile – gotta go!

 

brown wall oven - gone!
brown wall oven – gone!


portable dishwasher - gotta go!
portable dishwasher – gotta go!

The plan is to keep the original solid pine cabinets, extend counter space, add additional storage, add a new¬†range and to brighten up the area. In other words: improve function, modernize and make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye – and keep costs to the barest minimum.¬† We’ve browsed Pinterest, Houzz, DIY blogs and online stores for ideas and inspiration. My sister settled on a modern farmhouse white kitchen. Here are some of our inspiration ideas:

Modern Farmhouse White Kitchen Inspiration:

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source: bhg.com

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Family Room :: Family :: Busy Weekend

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I am grateful for free, salvage hardwood that matches our 50-year-old oak floors.

I am.

Really.

However, every single blasted piece had to be inspected and scrubbed. A hot, wet, dirty job.

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Best Laid Plans or Better Known As: Plan B

With the Townhouse Renovation complete we can focus on revamping our bedroom and replacing the family room carpet with hardwood flooring РPlan A. Ten years ago, we lightened up the room by replacing the sliding door with a wooden swing door and painting the paneled walls a buttery yellow. I dug around and found old images ( a little blurry).

Kitty Hawk Photobomb, 2003
In Progress, 2003. Saw Man asleep. Kitty Hawk Photobomb.
2014
2014


Over the last ten years we have acquired many pets – the first being our very spoiled Miss Phoebe Darling. It is time to replace the carpet. ūüėČ

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