Amy & Chad's Subtle Kitchen Update

Amy & Chad's Subtle Kitchen Update

Jason Loper
May 11, 2011

This kitchen is a delightful demonstration that even subtle changes in the kitchen can have a dramatic impact. With just a few simple changes and a very small budget, Amy and Chad were able to warm up and modernize the kitchen in their North Carolina home ...

Amy and Chad, from Triangle Honeymoon, wanted to warm up their cozy little kitchen but they didn't want to break the bank doing it. So rather than try to tear up the existing kitchen and start from scratch, the couple made a few easy and affordable changes.

In this kitchen makeover, the devil is in the details. Among the small changes Amy and Chad made: replacing the old laminate countertop with IKEA butcher block, adding subway tile backsplash, replacing the old appliances with stainless steel models, and adding new lighting. And I love how they replaced an old dish cabinet by the French doors with a white desk from IKEA that they already had on hand – the look is at once cozy and inviting as well as practical as a drop-off point when entering the kitchen. To finish off the room, Amy and Chad gave it a fresh paint color and some crown molding.

Check out the full post, and see many, many more photos, on Amy and Chad's blog: Triangle Honeymoon: We Got 99 Problems.

Images: Triangle Honeymoon

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