Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kitchen Upgrade Reveal

It's done! I finally finished my kitchen upgrade. It took a long time, but it was worth it. First, a reminder of what it used to look like...not totally disgusting, but just too much orange and black.

Orange walls, orange oak cabinets, orange oak floors, plus that dark grey/slate tile and the black quartz counters. So DARK!

I had a Halloween kitchen.

But now, everything is light and airy. Light grey and white....so clean and up-to-date:

I have a few tweaks that I want to do at a later date, but for now I am enjoying the hell out of my range hood, under cabinet lighting, and backsplash.

The cabinets are the biggest change along with the cabinet build out. So far, we are very happy with how the paint quality is holding out. The upper cabinets are still curing, but the bottom cabinets, which have been finished for some time now, have really impressed us with their durability.

Also, I want to compare my original Photoshop mockup to what was really done. I think I came pretty close!

Lastly a recap of the whole process:


Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed said...

Amazing Transformation!!! Great job! I love it!!

Just the Right Size said...

Thank you Brooke! It was definitely a labor of love...or something! LOL!

Unknown said...

Talk about amazing transformation! Changing the color scheme of your kitchen certainly gave it a new charm. Making your kitchen lighter made its beautiful features more noticeable. In any way, thank you for sharing! All the best!

Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions

Just the Right Size said...

Thanks for the feedback Fred!

Augustina O. Ogbonnaya said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous. What type of countertop do you have?

Just the Right Size said...


They're black quartz I believe, although they may be black granite. They were installed prior to purchasing the house and if I have my way, I'll never have black counter tops again! It is SO hard to see if you need to wipe something up!

Thanks for stopping by!


KT said...

Your kitchen looks amazing. I want to do something similar in my kitchen. Can I ask how you've found the durability to be? Is it showing signs of wear? Thanks in advance. :)

Just the Right Size said...

KT, thanks for stopping by. This year will be 2 years (already?!) since we did the kitchen and it's held up superbly. The paint on the cabinets has really impressed me with its durability and easy clean-up.

Granted we don't have kids or dogs to really test things, but I use the kitchen pretty heavily and it's been great!

Here's a post on the 1 Year Follow-Up, post upgrade:



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