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.
(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.