Before & After: A White Washed Kitchen

updated May 5, 2019
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Here’s a great example of how paint and new cabinet hardware can easily and inexpensively upgrade a kitchen. The family over at Keeping It Cozy made over their kitchen with these upgrades, and a few other finishing touches to make the space look bright and brand new — with a budget of only $1000!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Of their remodel, Keeping It Cozy makes a great statement:

I always feel like paint is the most affordable way to completely make over a room and painting kitchen cabinets are a perfect example. The other ways to affect a remodel on a budget are to be resourceful, use existing elements if possible, prioritize those things you feel are worth the extra money and finally, do the work yourself!

They painted the existing cabinets, wall and ceiling all the same white color to brighten up the space and make the kitchen feel larger than its actual small size. The countertops were replaced with counters made from beautiful reclaimed barn wood, handmade by a family member. The dated ceiling tiles were removed to reveal a wonderful original bead board finish and an extra four inches of ceiling height! The awesome original farmhouse sink remained, while a new dishwasher and new faucet, cabinet hardware, and light fixtures were installed. There is a breakdown of their budget, many more great before, after and process shots of the space, and images of their great vintage furniture scores that were used in the kitchen on their blog.

Read More: The Story of a Country Kitchen at Keeping It Cozy