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Transform Your Kitchen with this ONE Update; Before & After

When you dislike your inherited kitchen style and design, there is just one point you can do suitable now that will not crack the finances but fully change your kitchen. That way you can target your finances on significant precedence updates. Wanna know what it is?

This is the impression that commenced this thread on my tales this week. I experienced mentioned that sometimes changing the countertop and backsplash should be deemed first, Right before the cupboards are painted.

So this week, right after I gained a few in advance of and afters from my followers,  I thought I would share a few photos of an region in your kitchen area that is hugely underestimated. Can you guess what it is?

It’s your backsplash.

Try to remember, visually your counter tops are on a horizontal airplane so although they can be extremely bossy, busy or dominating, normally it’s the inherited backsplash that is bossing you all over extra than just about anything in the place.

It’s what you see To start with and most dominant when wanting close to your kitchen.

And if you have a active countertop (that you also did not select), very well then the entire blend just becomes offensive at all instances.

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And though we would all really like to personalize our kitchens and loos with just about every go, from time to time it’s simply just not attainable. 

This is when you definitely will need to very carefully assess what will give you the greatest bang for the buck so that the kitchen area turns into a place that you can are living with. Or, possibly even tolerate lengthier than you may well consider. That way you can invest your budget on other things that are greater precedence.

When your tile is this active and it matches the countertop in busy-ness and bossiness, that is wherever you feel despair because it all blends with each other. Out of the blue you start out thinking, absolutely the ONLY fantastic and real option is to blow it all up, proper?


Here’s a glimpse at an fantastic case in point of how the kitchen backsplash absolutely transformed this kitchen design. Now this follower did make some other updates, but this is just what you should do to bring your kitchen area from yesterday into today.

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But see how you scarcely discover the countertops now (earlier mentioned).

The most substantial change (the backsplash) diverts your eye from the counter tops.

And, if you can make a several other adjustments at the very same time, you can reside with your kitchen area extended the way it is! (see over)

Even so, even this backsplash change manufactured a major difference without any other updates to the cabinets.

So ahead of you get all worked up about eliminating uppers, here’s the position of this publish. Basically when you update a busy, stylish backsplash for some timeless subway tile, you can genuinely completely transform your kitchen in a major way, just like this a single:

And the lighting and flooring are a definite improvement below:

Here’s a different kitchen in which incorporating a hood admirer and some higher shelving along with some timeless subway tile designed a Enormous distinction:

Prior to you get started publishing remarks about how tricky it is to cleanse higher shelving, take an additional appear. Discover how much fresher and up to date these dated kitchens glance – and that’s what this submit is about!

Wherever we’re heading with kitchen layout is NO UPPERS, if achievable.

In particular if you’re taking into consideration black cupboards!

And which is why eradicating uppers and incorporating ethereal shelving works so effectively since it kinda allows create the:

“This aged thing? Darling, my kitchen area is merely an extension of my residing room” seem.

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It’s the initial detail I’m heading to do with the kitchen in my upstairs enjoyment area (below) just before it will get painted.

That’s suitable. I’m removing ALL the upper cupboards.

The primary kitchen can be identified here with all the real estate listing photos. Our possession date has been moved to Oct 12, so which is when the renovation kicks in and then we program to transfer in December 1.

Comply with alongside and understand how to make the most of your renovation undertaking!

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Register below, for a person of my Slide Workshops. Become a Accurate Color Professional, understand how to make substantially better colour and decorating conclusions for all of your updates until finally the end of time! 

The initially a person, commences this Wednesday but there’s nevertheless time to sign-up into my only weekend study course this Tumble:

October 15 & 16 (weekend)

(Friday is the previous day so we have time to ship your WOW box with all the color chips, supporter decks, fabric and tile samples).

November 10 & 11, 2022

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Linked posts:

My Designer Techniques for Updating Previous Kitchen Cabinets

Which is Improved? Open up or Closed Floor Strategy

The Most effective Update for a Kitchen with Wood Stained Cabinets