Updating a kitchen with paint
On the very last warm-ish day of the year, I laid out all the drawers and doors and got my painting on with my paint sprayer. I had them all primed with Zinsser oil based primer within 15 minutes.
Then I waited a couple of hours before painting the final coats.
The Dishwasher: I am a little too efficient with washing dishes which means I am not a rinser, so it was important that we found a powerful dishwasher that would compensate for my lack of pre-cleaning.
I love the look of a gas range, but we did not want to add a gas line as part of the remodel, so we stuck to electric and ordered the gorgeous Flex Duo Slide-In Double Oven Electric Range with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven in Stainless Steel. I tried to make it look cooler by painting it with chalkboard paint, and we had our weekly calendar on it which we used all the time.
One thing people often overlook is the inclusion of new hardware and fixtures.
The simple change of fixtures can update the look of your kitchen and give it a modern appearance.
During the process, the cabinets are sanded down and stripped of the original paint or stain.
Updating your kitchen is a great way to boost value and reinvent the entire home.
While looking at possible upgrade options, you might develop the assumption that a kitchen renovation is simply too expensive and you need thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars to do everything you need, especially when it comes to the cabinets. It is not necessary to gut the kitchen and pull out all of your old cabinets.
I am modifying the doors from where the cooktop used to be to go in this spot.
These are the same exact doors with the exact same hardware…just spiffied up a little bit with trim and paint. And I hope to share more of the kitchen update soon!