It’s no surprise that I am completely over my kitchen space. We’ve been in our house for almost 4 ½ years now. Within that half a decade I’ve lived in a kitchen space that lacks in all the things: from design and execution to style and function. While a complete kitchen renovation just isn’t possible in a weekend time frame I needed something to give my kitchen some life. We did 4 quick weekend projects together to give our kitchen a mini makeover.
First up for us was hardware. I love how hardware immediately changes any cabinetry. I’m always telling my clients that hardware is a truly important design element of the kitchen, it’s the accessory to give the space some extra visual appeal.
I am not even sure how we lived with this generic brushed nickel hardware for this long. We had these left over from a client project and I love them. Since they weren’t the exact size we had to fill the existing holes with drydex and apply a slight sand with a flat paint to match our cabinet fronts. I would recommend buying hardware that matches your existing hardware if you are looking for a truly easy fix, but I am always up for utilizing materials we already have. To find the hardware size simply measure the space from the center of each screw. Pull cabinet hardware comes in 3”, 4” and increasing size from there.
For our uppers we switched them from knobs to pulls to create a more modern look in the space. To make this switch we had to add an extra hole in our cabinet fronts. Michael used this hardware template. However, there are several more affordable options on here and here. He used the template on both the base cabinet fronts and uppers.
Another detail in kitchens that make a major impact is the faucet. We updated ours a while back to a touchless one from Delta and I’ve been pretty obsessed with it ever since. So clearly leaving the touchless scene just wasn’t happening in our life. We worked with Delta on this amazing new faucet that makes my heart skip a beat! You better believe it’s touchless too.
This is hands down my favorite way to make a major change in any space. Paint can completely change the vibe of a room. We simply changed the coloring on the back wall with the leftover paint we had from the fall One Room Challenge, in our living room, Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams, once again bringing a second life to otherwise leftover material. We then painted the board and batten creamy mushroom by Behr.
If you don’t have the budget to do any of the above things then this is for you! We’ve talked about how to update your space for free before here. This is another way to make an impact on your kitchen. I styled my shelves with cookbooks, vintage jars from our grandparents kitchen, dishes and glasses we love. I used things I already had in my kitchen to bring the countertops to life. Hello cutting boards, plants and small bowls! I love how lemons add color to any kitchen and this one needed some love. I switched out the dish towels for some new ones that I love from Target. Nobody wants to look or use old dirty tea towels! Revamping your dated kitchen doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, just an eye for the little details can bring a revival.