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. 😉 

 

 

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 – Plan 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. 😉

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