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I just don't know what to do with this kitchen!!!

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Aug 24, 2012, 12:57 PM
I just don't know what to do with this kitchen!!!
I just dont know what to do with this kitchen. The cabinets are solid wood and very sturdy so I would like to keep them. I just dont know what I can do to make it look less rustic country and make it a little more modern. Any suggestions?

Aug 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
I am sure someone will tell you to paint them but you can make a big difference if you 1)change the hinges, 2) get rid of the plaid valance 3) remove the scallop edging around the window.

I'd do that first and see what you think. That should remove most of the 'rustic' part. If you still want to do more you can use a narrow strip of glaze just inside the outer raised panels.

After you've lived with that and you still need more.... well, then it might be time to paint.
Aug 24, 2012, 10:04 PM
My own kitchen was similar--even the walls. I painted everything.

Aug 24, 2012, 10:14 PM
The colors are true in the picture above, but not so true in this one, but it may give you ideas about what can be done with a country look.

Aug 25, 2012, 10:39 AM
I agree with metwo...change the hardware, including the hinges and get rid of the valance & scalloped stuff for sure.
Apr 24, 2013, 11:15 PM
Jun 27, 2013, 09:16 PM
Prestige Renovations
Sorry but hardware will not do much to help you! I would either:

A. Paint all of the cabinets
B. Replace the doors and refinish the frames

Honestly, painting cabinets is not fun so I would opt for option B. Refacing the frames is very easy and new doors are not very costly if you have stock sizes.

Good Luck
Jason Smith

Good Luck!
Jason Smith
Prestige Renovations