Modern, Sleek Kitchen

Watch the Design on a Dime trio resurface, refurbish and repaint for a sleek kitchen modernization.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe couple doesn't like the old-fashioned laminate texture or the handles on the cabinets, and the grapevine stenciling above the cabinets is too retro for their tastes.
Erin Maloney and Kevin O'Neill just bought their first home and are planning a big wedding. They painted the interior and installed hardwood floors, but the money ran out before they got around to fixing up the outdated kitchen. The Design on a Dime team comes up with a plan to refurbish the old cabinets, bring in some color and create a modern, sleek kitchen — all within their $1,000 budget.

The Dilemma
The large window actually lets in too much light, so a window treatment is needed. The new stainless-steel and black range doesn't go with the white refrigerator. However, the dining table and chairs are classic and modern, so they will stay.