I’m really excited to share this client kitchen makeover, because it’s proof positive that you don’t have to gut your kitchen to give it an updated new look, and that small kitchens can most certainly be big on style. This oak kitchen was in great shape, but the homeowner was looking for a more updated, and current look, and the oak cabinets had to go. She had considered replacing them altogether, but they were in great shape and were solid cabinets, so she opted to hire me to paint instead. So we went from a bland oak kitchen, to a super white kitchen makeover.
If you follow me on Instagram, I gave you a sneak peek at the master plan for this kitchen –
While this kitchen may be on the small side, the updates are going to make it big on style when it all comes together. We’re already starting off with upgraded appliances, hardwood floors, and a great color on the walls.
In this photo, you can see how the peninsula looked before any changes were made –
The homeowner trimmed it out in beadboard, which always gives a more finished look.
The granite was installed before I came in to finish painting the cabinets, which makes the before and after photos even more compelling. We also changed out the hardware with some gorgeous knobs and pulls from D. Lawless Hardware to finish off the look.
And here is the finished look. We went with Benjamin Moore’s Super White as the cabinet color.
The great thing about the new granite, is that it works with just about any style of hardware finish you’d like. You could go with chrome, polished nickel or even oil rubbed bronze, which is what the homeowner chose. These are the cup pulls, and these are the knobs we used. The contrast is really striking with the super white paint color.
If you’re looking to update your oak kitchen, check out my tips and tricks for painting oak cabinets.
Have a wonderful week! More updated kitchens are in the works!