In my opinion, nickel tries too hard to compete with the warmer oak cabinets.
Rather than competing with them, brass compliments the wood tone.
The unfortunate part was that it covered the kitchen, dining room, and most of the bathrooms.
It’s dark, with only one small window above the sink and the brown countertops leave a lot to be desired.Rather than compete with it, last summer I took a cue from Martha Stewart’s Turkey Hill kitchens.To embrace our kitchen until we’re ready to remodel, I made a few simple changes.Our kitchen is like so many – it’s filled with 80’s oak cabinets, okay, veneer cabinets and soffits, which make the room appear smaller.I took a look around his mid-1980’s brick home to see what all needed to be done.
We definitely decided to lighten up all the paint throughout and the unfortunate wallpaper that was installed over 10 years ago had to go.
If we had used a cool tone paint color, it would have immediately made the cabinets feel out of place.
Using a warm tone, it minimizes the orange undertones of the the oak cabinets. Would these changes help you embrace a dated space a little longer? instagram | newsletter | facebook | pinterest Hi, I'm Julie, the voice behind the lifestyle blog filled with inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving that celebrates everyday life. I'd love to connect - leave a comment or join me on Instagram.
The kitchen used to have 3 tiny island lights that felt very 90’s and out of place. The previous owners used it as an eat-in kitchen, we decided to take advantage of the sunroom and make it a breakfast nook, eliminating the need to squeeze a kitchen table in the open area.
Instead, I found an antique table last summer that serves as my kitchen desk.
We also painted the walls in a soft cream to blend with the backsplash.