Real Estate Musings: Making A Home Less Country Part II

Remember this lovely home I featured last week?

This week I wanted to share with you the kitchen in the house and how it could be transformed. The home is beautiful. One of the best features is the amount of natural light throughout.

Check out the kitchen …

I love the light from the window and patio doors and the exposed brick. What it needs is a more unified look.

Thinking in terms of quick fixes for the space (ie not fundamentally moving things around) here’s where I’d start:

I’d eliminate the butcher block counters and add darker counters (including the island) in a granite or a quartz like this …

Right now the two upper cabinets look like they have randomly landed on the wall. I’d eliminate the upper cabinets on either side of the sink and add open shelving that runs the entire way across. Something like this …

The terra cotta paint colour is a wee bit dated so I would do one of two things: either paint it a neutral white or grey colour or add white subway tile from the top of the counters to the ceiling. Like this …

Or this …

Here is the subway tile up close …

I’d also paint out the pine stained pantries and island base in the same colour as the rest of the cabinetry and definitely ditch the trinkets such as the stars and animal accessories. And, oh yeah, replace the lighting!

And … if I had even more money to play with … I’d replace the appliances, add a kick ass range hood and reconfigure the space to create a tighter working triangle (space from the fridge to the stove to the sink).

The possibilities are endless. What would you do to this kitchen?

If you have a home you’d like reviewed on the blog feel free to contact me.

images via here and here


About Sarah

Sarah is constantly ReDesigning things. From ReDesigning spaces for others or ReDesigning herself from corporate operations whiz into interior decorator and blogger – it’s all about ReDesign.

Posted on January 15, 2012, in Blog Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is a really nice farmhouse. But it is a complete gutter if you want it to look like any of the photos above.

    Where is it? And what was the asking price? Is it worth it?

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