Sleek, Kid-Friendly Modern Kitchen Makeover

A bland kitchen gets a sleek, modern makeover using gray tones and clean lines.

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A unified color scheme is more sophisticated than the former palette. Monochromatic doesn't mean using the same shade over and over; it's about using various shades and tones to create depth. The cabinets are a dark charcoal gray and a stainless steel backsplash is installed. The final result is a modern kitchen that's sleek and kid-friendly.

Makeover Information
paint: wall (2121-20 Steel Wool) – Benjamin Moore
paint: cabinet (32-18 African Night) – Pratt & Lambert
gray couch – Room and Board
stainless steel tile – Harvest Kitchen
stainless steel dining room table – The Industrialists
kitchen cabinet handles (18260) – Ikea
chairs (Panton, 4134), porcelain cylinder vase (t-pvc-m), vase (Topus, t-ptp) – iExpress Furnishings
mirror coffee table (68-9378605), silk dupioni window panels – West Elm
area rug – Home Decorators Collection

Design Tips:

  • If choosing gray for your walls, remember that blue-grays are cooler tones, while brown-grays are warmer.
  • Numbering the backs of cabinet doors and their corresponding cabinets before removing them makes re-installation much easier.
  • To change the finish on cabinets, first go over with a liquid etching compound to remove grease, then sand to remove the gloss finish before painting.


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