Yesterday I met with a Nutley client who is downsizing into a much smaller home that needs a complete facelift.  This home happened to be her parents house years ago and now that it came back on the market they decided to buy it. They had lots of good memories in this home and wanted to keep the vintage look of the kitchen and just update the other rooms with new paint. The hardwood floors are being refinished and the bathroom gutted but other than that, just some cosmetic changes.

Its rare that a homeowner would want to keep an older kitchen but in this case they did and I’m hoping to make just enough changes to it that makes it functional (add a dishwasher) but still retains the charm.  She is hoping to stick to a tight budget in here, so my recommendations were to remove the wallpaper and change out the hardware and faucet for now, keeping the white formica countertops and porcelain sink. These can be changed out in a couple of years once they’re ready.

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We decided to add hardwood floors in here to match the rest of the house and still keep the turquoise cabinets but tone them down a bit by painting them in Sherwin Williams Aloe.

Sherwin Williams Aloe

Sherwin Williams Aloe

These were a couple of the inspiration photos that I presented to her.

Sherwin Williams Aloe

Sherwin Williams Aloe

I think we are going with a simple and inexpensive white subway tile for a backslash and possibly removing some of the doors or maybe just adding some glass inserts..

My Home Ideas

My Home Ideas

The rest of the entire house needs painting and during our 2 hour Interior Styling Consultation, we selected paint colors for all the rooms.

I’m excited about the possibilities in this little kitchen and although it will be months before they complete the work and move in, I’m hoping to share the after photos with you when its all done!

And if you need help updating your kitchen, we’d love to hear from you!

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Till next time!

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