All cabinets and counter-tops were replaced, and new backsplash and appliances added. A new breakfast nook, with direct sight line from the kitchen, is now situated at the opposite end from where the old breakfast room had been.
In this renovated Louisiana kitchen featured on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the curved countertop has been removed to provide the space with easy access to the family room. To create a more elegant space, old, outdated cabinets were replaced with bright white cabinets with a crown molding and a single raised panel for a more sophisticated look.
As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak removed a wall to enlarge this kitchen and bring it forward in the floor plan. The team added new, bright cabinets for plenty of storage and stainless steel appliances and dining table to make this space clean and modern. To give the kitchen a little color, teal dining chairs and live flowers were put in place, creating a warm, inviting contemporary kitchen.
If you can't afford new cabinets, just get new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint everything to match and add new hardware. And instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel. Check with the manufacturer to see if replacements are available for your model. If not, laminate paper, which goes on like contact paper, can be used to re-cover the existing panel.
To save the homeowners a little money, Fixer Upper hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, decided to keep the original countertops, cabinets and appliances but added color and contrast in the space with a new stone backsplash, new light fixtures and a new coat of paint on the walls. The wall between the living room and dining area were removed to open up the space, and the new slate floors in both rooms create a cohesive flow between the spaces.
Ceilings and bar areas are great spots for a rustic, barn-style aesthetic, even in a new or renovated home. Look for backless bar seating and stools with saddle seat design, so that guests can casually sidle up to the island. And don’t forget to look up at the rustic beams on the ceiling.
Instead of replacing the upper cabinets with new cabinets, the owners build open shelves using rustic pine boards and IKEA brackets. To complete the farmhouse look, they stain and seal the shelves with finishing wax.