Kitchen Makeover in Blue and White
A dreary, carpeted kitchen gives way to a bright, modern space with new appliances, painted cabinets, laminate floors and a crisp color scheme.
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Now, the Spice Up My Kitchen team wants to help Roslyn take her kitchen from tired and outdated to open, airy and sophisticated.
Roslyn would like to spend between $15,000 and $25,000 on her renovation. Designer Lauren Lake rises to the challenge, offering two budget-friendly makeovers. To help save money for new appliances, both options include refinishing the existing cabinets.
Lauren recommends bringing in a light, open theme to integrate the kitchen and breakfast room. This would include painting the cabinets white, adding black granite counters and sleek stainless appliances. A low-cost white tin backsplash and blue paint would tie together the kitchen and the breakfast room.
In option two, Roslyn's kitchen would become a sleek, contemporary kitchen with vibrant colors. The cabinets would be painted a juicy lime green, with frosted glass inserts added for visual punch. Earthy laminate countertops would ground the bright color, while a stainless backsplash and silver-gray walls would give the kitchen and breakfast room a unified look.
Roslyn chooses the first option because she loves the look — and the resale value — of granite countertops.
The kitchen cabinets need an update as do the '70s paneling and appliances. In addition to those tired appliances, the kitchen boasts a washer and dryer that take up unnecessary space. The breakfast room also leaves much to be desired. The unattractive carpeting, tacky paneling and eye-popping wallpaper make it an unwelcoming space.