Last week, I tweeted that my husband and I are going to be renovating a kitchen of some sweet friends of ours.
My friend, Mandy, called me for some help in picking paint, tile, etc. for her kitchen renovation that she was going to contract out. What I love about Mandy is she wants me to do whatever I want. She does not like to decorate, so she has given me full reign. That is a home blogger’s dream!
After finding out how much a contractor was going to charge her for the renovation, I suggested she let my hubby renovate it for way less. She loved the idea!
Cy and I did too.
Honestly, if my husband and I could do this for a living, we would. Cy would renovate and I would decorate…dreamy! But for now, Cy remains a banker by day, and a DIY man by night (and weekend).
Today, I want to share the before pictures of the kitchen with you, and tell you what we have in mind for the renovation.
Here is what you see when you walk up the stairs into the kitchen…
The first thing we are going to do is install wood laminate flooring overtop the parquet flooring.
We are also going to take out the “pink” countertop and install a laminate countertop from Lowe’s.
To make the stove top match her black appliances, we are going to use appliance paint to paint it black.
The wall paper is going to go, and the walls will be painted a neutral color to coordinate with the adjoining rooms.
I am also going to get rid of the cabinet in the corner and create some wall shelves for her dishes. I have a few ideas for a different table and chairs too, but we will see how that goes.
A few easy “detail” changes will be to (1) install new cabinet hardware, (2) add a beautiful new light fixture, and (3) create a new window treatment.
Those little things will make a BIG difference!
Don’t you think it’s going to look great?
Can you see the potential?
I can’t wait to share the process with you along the way!
Stayed tuned for Part 2!!