Pam's Painted Kitchen
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Pam was content with their kitchen layout. The 80's vintage oak cabinets had been well cared for, but Pam was tired of them. She had upgraded to granite countertops a few years prior, so the idea of tearing out her cabinets and granite, did not appeal. What Pam was after was a soft, monochromatic, timeless, painted kitchen. A photograph from a magazine was our model.
The original oak doors, drawer fronts, and mouldings were discarded. Modifying the microwave cabinet and desk knee drawer updated a few obsolete features. The original oak boxes were painted in place, before new factory-painted moldings, doors, and drawer fronts were installed. A subtle, classic, glass subway tile splash completed the look. The dated, fluorescent under-cabinet lights were upgraded to continuous LED strips. The original hardwood floor, seemingly unremarkable before, gained a starring role once the cabinets were painted. The project came in at roughly 1/2 the price of a full-blown remodel and the results are exactly as she envisioned. It matches the photo.