A "Dijon to Divine" Kitchen and Living Room Makeover

A "Dijon to Divine" Kitchen and Living Room Makeover

Nora Taylor
Sep 22, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by Erica and Daniel)

Project by: Erica and Daniel
Location: Lantana, FL

Dan and I live in a duplex that Dan purchased back in 2010. The house was built in 1971 and nothing had been updated since then. We moved into the house together in 2012 and just started tackling one project at a time.

(Image credit: Submitted by Erica and Daniel)
(Image credit: Submitted by Erica and Daniel)

We started with the kitchen, ripping the entire thing out in about an hour. We kept the footprint the same and just swapped out the cabinets, countertops and appliances with IKEA's Adel design and their butcher block countertops. The back-splash is bead board, and the appliances are all from IKEA. We did the entire kitchen ourselves, with some major help from my father-in-law!

(Image credit: Submitted by Erica and Daniel)

Since our living room and kitchen are open concept, we decided that it didn't make sense to update the kitchen without next working on the living space. The biggest change was getting rid of the old berber carpet and linoleum, and replacing it with wood-style tile. I'll admit that I wasn't completely sold on the wood tiles at first, but now I really can't imagine having gone with real wood.

(Image credit: Submitted by Erica and Daniel)


Once the floors were down, we painted the entire house white (a major upgrade from the dijon color that had previously been there) and flip-flopped our living room layout. Since we live in South Florida, and are lucky to have lots of natural sunlight all time time, we decided to keep things light and bright with some soft accent colors.

The house is still a work in progress, but we're really happy with how this project turned out!

Thanks, Erica and Daniel!

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