Cool & Calming Kitchen Makeover
A dark and dated kitchen gets a much-needed makeover in this coastal inspired kitchen transformation. In this large and open kitchen, the endless brown cabinets and busy backsplash were an unattractive focal point. To lighten up the space it was clear that the kitchen cabinets needed a refresh.
Repainting your kitchen cabinets is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to transform your space, and with a little patience and proper preparation you can DIY your way to a professional looking kitchen makeover. Read on to learn how we took this boring before to a beautiful after in this cool and calming kitchen makeover.
One thing the professionals know is that priming your cabinets prior to painting can make all the difference in how the final paint job appears – and how long it will last. When choosing the right primer for your kitchen, it’s important to look for a product that offers exceptional durability and mildew resistance. KILZ 3® Premium is a heavy-duty water-based primer that offers excellent adhesion, superior durability and provides a mildew resistant coating – ideal for moisture-prone areas like kitchens.
After property preparing the cabinets, including sanding and priming with KILZ 3 Premium, it was time to paint! To breath some lightness into these dark and heavy cabinets, we chose KILZ® Tribute in Brushed Metal – a cool silver with hints of blue and violet. The new airy and soothing paint color was complemented with brushed gold hardware, new white countertops and an all-white backsplash. For step-by-step kitchen cabinet priming and painting instructions, check out our post on a Colorful Kitchen Cabinet Transformation.
The large size of this kitchen offered the chance to have a bit more fun with the layout and design elements. We started by grounding the wide-open space with a new island, painted in the same color as the cabinets, and adding new light wood floors. Natural textures and tones in the light fixture, rug and window shade brought a subtle coastal vibe to the space that fit perfectly with the new light bluish-gray cabinets.
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