Hi there! Today I’m giving y’all the details of my navy kitchen remodel in our fixer upper home. Keep in mind, I made all of the selections for the finishes when it was a rental property of ours. There are many affordable ways to accomplish an elevated look for less! I did it in this space! Since living here for the past 10 months, it has worked out well. If we can’t find another property to move into and/or build soonish I may do a few more updates to this space including adding a hood. It will be a bigger project as I would re-arrange cabinets, so I’m taking my time to decide.
As you can see in the BEFORE images of this kitchen, it was rough on the eyes!! Yikes!! A lot of woods, striped wall paper and old corian countertops. The home was built at the end of the 80’s decade and overall feels very 90’s inside. It was time to bring this space into modern times and give it a refresh. As I mentioned above, I was not initially designing this remodel for my family, but a rental home. My goal was to improve the look of the room with mostly cosmetic items, not demolishing and re-designing.
SO here’s what we did… utilized the power of paint for the walls and cabinets, replaced counter tops, installed a new farmhouse sink and faucet, updated the pulls, stained the floors dark, added a subway tile backsplash, hung pendant lights, purchased a new cooktop and refrigerator and had an small butcher block island made for the center of the room. The only item we took out was the hanging cabinet between the dining room and kitchen. It wasn’t structural and didn’t change anything in the current space. We gained a lot more natural light by opening it up and only lost a little bit of storage. A win in my book! I ended up leaving the dishwashers and mircrowave/oven appliances. They currently work ok but I may replace down the road – that’s easy!
Below I’ve detailed all of the finishes in the kitchen and links if applicable. I also rounded up shops for my decor and organization. Scroll down for more detailed photos of this space. Please leave a comment with any questions you have.
Countertops: White Quartz || Backsplash: 3″x6″ Subway Tile || Cooktop: KitchenAid 36″ Gas Cooktop || Fridge: KitchenAid 20 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator || Dishwashers: Existing || Stove/Microwave: Existing || Faucet: Artec Pro Brushed Gold || Farmhouse Sink: 33″ White KOHLER Cast Iron Sink || Cabinet Paint: Benjamin Moore “Hale Navy” || Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore “Simply White” || Cabinet Hardware: 3-1/2″ Brushed Brass Pulls || Floors: Custom Dark Stain || Pendant Lighting: Small (11.75) Antique Brass Hicks Pendant
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The kitchen looks extra ordinary with its features. I liked the lighting design. It is very minimalistic but grand in use.
Love the blinds in the kitchen, how do you like the dark color? Please link info. Did u paint your window trim black? Beautiful house.
Hi Joy! The blinds in the fixer upper home are existing from the previous owner. I don’t have a source for you. These windows are the original wood color. We did paint the case around the window Benjamin Moore “simply white”.
Hi Kasey! Do you have links to those beautiful wood bowls underneath your butcher island? Thank you!