It’s fun to dream of the perfect kitchen. We all do it, tearing out images from magazines and pinning inspirations on pinterest. But when it’s time to pull the trigger, sometimes budgets constraints can keep it from happening. Today, I’m sharing a great example of remodeling a kitchen with an upgraded look on an affordable budget.
The first, step was to repaint all the cabinetry white. I used White White Lacquer with no pigment, in a semi-gloss finish . This had such a huge impact on this space. Not only did it make the kitchen look bright and crisp, but it made it feel much larger and more open.
When I was searching for hardware, I looked at ikea. I was able to find great silver pulls there. They had a clean, polished, modern look for an incredible price.
Next, I selected an inexpensive, white subway tile that I found at Home Depot for the backsplash. When you are working with a budget, its a good idea to select timeless elements that won’t need updating.
I knew Carrera marble would be a great choice for this cool toned kitchen. It’s also one of the least expensive marble options (you can view all my tips on picking marble here). I found these beautiful slabs for only $1000. Then, I chose a 3″ mitered edge to make it look thick and substantial. This was money well spent, it really richened up the space, giving it that upgraded look.
Finally, I styled the kitchen with a little warmth from french style cutting boards and wood barstools. I love the pop of yellow from the Le Creuset dutch oven. Sometimes you can get lucky and find one at Homegoods, but I think my favorite element was adding the pink, vintage kilim rug.
What was once a space with honey colored cabinets and white tile counters, became a fresh new affordable white kitchen remodel. I love seeing the transformation of this kitchen. I hope you have enjoyed seeing it as well. Have a great Tuesday!