I have always been a fan of white kitchens. As a photographer I can’t get enough white and bright. When we bought our house over a decade ago, dark was in. Dark cabinets, dark countertops, dark floors…I was fortunate that white kitchens were seen as “less desireable” so I was able to get a white kitchen without having to do any upgrades. 😉 Boy how times have changed! Light and bright is in and it was time for a kitchen remodel to turn this kitchen into something cheery.
Here’s what we started with…
we started with paint…
you can tell a few of the furniture items had already arrived at this point! 😉 Then we went for it with the painted cabinets and new backsplash..
and the final result… ) you can see a sneak of the remodeled family room here too! 😉
SHOP THIS ROOM:
We left the existing cabinets, countertops and appliances, which was a BIG money saver. Having the kitchen cabinets professionally painted is not cheap, and to get it done right, the price might be a bit shocking, but you want it done right! I have seen too many cases of kitchen cabinets that start peeling in six months and it becomes a real mess. If you are considering a kitchen remodel and the kitchen design includes painting your kitchen cabinets, do research on who you are hiring! While we could have gone ALL white, we chose a sandy colored backsplash. It makes a really nice transition between the white cabinets and the venetian gold granite countertops and is a timeless choice that adds a little more personality to the space. The metal barstools add a fun industrial touch.
This dining space was a new addition. It is a VERY small space, with a French door that opens to the backyard there on the left, the island in the front, the wall in the back, and a built-in desk area to the right. Historically it had just been left open and empty as this is a highly trafficked area, but it was too big of a space to just be left alone. I suggested adding a light fixture in the center of the space, to create a little eat-in dining nook. With a petite table and cute painted chairs, it took this empty, awkward space to a cute, functional space for breakfast, homework and crafts. 🙂
You can find many of the items used to style this kitchen here:
Family Room Coffee Table (similar)
I’ve only got a few rooms left to share! You can see the twin girls bedroom here and here, the family room is coming up next week!
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10 thoughts on “Interior Design: Painting Kitchen Cabinets Light and Bright: A Kitchen Remodel”
Beautiful transformation! We have the same dark cabinets and Venetian gold countertops and would love to have our cabinets painted. Could you please share the paint colors you chose for the cabinets and the walls? Thank you!
It looks great! What is the name of the paint color you used on the walls?
That color is called St. Francis Clay Angel by Valspar from Lowes. Happy Painting! 🙂
What kind of flooring is this? It’s beautiful!
The flooring is a custom made engineered hardwood hand distressed in an espresso color. I hope that helps! 🙂
What color white did you use on cabinets ? Have been wanting to do this forever and we have same countertops and was afraid white wouldn’t go but yours looks great!
The color is Simply White by Benjamin Moore. 🙂 I hope that helps! 🙂