As they kick off their retirement years together, my clients Leonid and Maya wanted to update their kitchen. Rather than ripping out the old kitchen and starting from scratch, however, they decided use paint to transform the existing cabinets – and even the floor!
The cabinet doors are laminated in white formica and were in great shape, but the cabinet frames, end panels and finger rails were dated in a dark brown and worn from years of use. After collaborating with Maya and Leonid, we settled on a nice neutral gray that would stand out against the white while cleaning up the overall look. We also chose the wall color, a bluish gray, to go with the décor in their house and add a bit of color to the kitchen. Finally, I suggested they paint the dark brown grout in their tile floor to go along with the rest of their changes!
While I was painting the cabinets, Leonid and Maya had another painter strip the wallpaper and paint the walls while also having the counter top replaced. When all of that was complete, I got down to the final task of painting the grout – which had a huge impact on the overall look of the kitchen!
The backsplash tile is yet to come, but you can still get a great sense of how things are turning out!
Below are some before and after pictures showing this big transformation