we really needed to stick to a budget with the kitchen, since this is after all, for resale. it was so hard making decisions for and ultimately, compromises on, a space that i spend so much time in. this isn’t exactly what i thought i would have chosen for a kitchen ii would be staying in, but my gosh, i am quite happy with the outcome.
the crux and thorn in my side was, and still is, the floor. it unfortunately had to stay. the tile is cemented in, so we would have had to take a jackhammer to it. the cabinets are great, but there are alot of them, and they are very similar in color to the floor…so was is ALOT of brown that we had to break up. we opted for white Corian countertops…reason: they were on sale and the best resale upgrade for the money. again, not my first choice, but they work here.
other upgrades/changes: cabinet hardware, subway tile backsplash, new sink/faucet, new lighting, new appliances, new paint, new beaded board, ikea cabinet for additional counter space, which this kitchen needed desperately.
i think it successfully maintains the vintage feel of the house while modernizing it for the average buyer.
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