Updating an 80s kitchen

Posted by / 10-Sep-2017 04:04

Updating an 80s kitchen

I actually get quite a bit of use out of my magnetic spice board. I wish I had done them like this way back when I first installed them.

Other cosmetic updates included changing the backsplash out with timeless white subway tiles and painting the walls and brick with a lighter color, creating a lighter, brighter vibe.

In place of the former breakfast nook, Caitlin has put in a freestanding island from IKEA to give more counter space and offer some additional open shelving.

They also removed the pantry door to make things more easily accessible.

I’m just not a big fan of raised panel doors anyway.

It originally had a very old-looking built in stove… And again, you can see the quick view before and after by hovering your pointer over the picture below.

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(See her tutorial for how to make the cabinets taller here.) The original countertops were quartz and in great condition, so Van Slyke said she couldn’t justify replacing them.

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