Updating oak cabinets with new hardware

Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets. This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets. We received our new family room rug the same day that we had the carpets cleaned, so while waiting for the carpets to dry, I rolled it out in our living room. Okay so what not a good before and after with out a hideous before?Using unified decor with a consistent ‘colour/finish palette’ can really help to update a kitchen or bathroom with oak cabinets.

Here’s one that’s similar to the pendants in the above photo: Are you living with oak cabinets? I told you all about my sad no painting allowed story on Wednesday.Behind many computer screens are hopes and dreams, even my own, but it’s not always a reality.After a stressful summer of renovations, we decided to wait on our kitchen.In the era of Pinterest perfection, it seems we’re all striving more than ever for a picture perfect home.

If painting cabinets white and updating countertops and a new backsplash aren’t in the budget or your husband refuses to paint perfectly good oak cabinets, you’re not alone.To embrace our kitchen until we’re ready to remodel, I made a few simple changes.Our kitchen is like so many – it’s filled with 80’s oak cabinets, okay, veneer cabinets and soffits, which make the room appear smaller.By choosing hardware with soft, curved lines, Julie managed to give this kitchen a new lease on life and the cathedral style door/hardware look natural and well-coordinated.Adding glass to a few key doors will relieve some of the visual weight of the wood and add some reflective value to your kitchen.FYI, here is a link when we were building the columns in case you wanted to see how we did it.