I’m so excited to share photos of my completed kitchen! I took these photos on a beautiful sunny day in Pittsburgh. You can see, when it is nice out, my kitchen gets a lot of light. When I turn lights on I might consider a crestron upgrade for some home automation in the future. There is so much that I would love to do to my house, to be honest. If I could change or edit everything and anything I would, but for the time being, I’m just focusing on my kitchen. Particularly as I know that my dogs love spending their time here.
If I get some more time and have a bit of extra cash, then I would love to sort out the exterior of my home. I already make use of a company similar to this Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Madison one, as I don’t want to have to deal with clogged up gutters. I’m so worried about mold getting into my home and causing respiratory problems for my dogs. If I don’t get my gutters cleaned then who knows what sort of water damage will occur (which could lead to mold and other issues). It doesn’t matter how dog-friendly my kitchen is if my exterior (like my roof or gutters) aren’t kept cleaned and well maintained. But I think I’ve got sidetracked now. So let’s get back to what I was originally intending to talk about – my completed kitchen!
Even though it’s small, the changes made make it feel airy. There are so many things that I wanted to get done to this kitchen, for example, I looked at getting something like a green star elite juicer to help benefit me. But for the time being, I want to focus more on the appearance of my kitchen more importantly. All the updates I made also help! Below is a list of 15 things I did to update the form and function of my kitchen. It was functioning when I moved in, but it was no beauty queen! I love, love, love how it turned out!
You can see some before and afters, but I really focused on the pretty after shots. My kitchen is pretty small but I don’t really need a big kitchen at the minute. I love the look of small frame kitchens, they look so cute!!
15 Ways to Update Your Small Kitchen
1. Paint your Cabinets in Contrasting Colors
2. Raise your Upper Cabinets & Add a Shelf
3. Change the Cabinet Layout
4. Add Hardware
5. New Counters!
6. Create a Breakfast Bar
7. Get a Giant Sink
8. Replace the Front Panel of your Dishwasher with Stainless Steel (See No. 3 for a side-by-side)
9. Add Pull-out Shelves and Drawers Inside your Base Cabinets. This is how I store our dog food – a small garbage can with a spring lid on a pull out shelf.
10. Add Silicone Stoppers to Cabinet Door Corners for a Soft Close
11. Updated Stove & Microwave
12. Get an “Apartment Style” Refrigerator (it’s tall and skinny)
13. Replace Dropped Ceiling
14. Add Stylish Statement Pendant Lights
15. Subway Tile Backsplash with Contrasting Grout
Does your kitchen want to be like mine when it grows up? Here is some of the stuff I used:
Paint: Sherwin Williams Snowbound for top Cabinets, Kendall Charcoal for base Cabinets. Walls are Evening Shadow (same color used in my bathroom)
White Ikea Knobs
Chrome Bin Pulls
Ikea Shelf and Brackets
Pendant LightsBar Stools
Most Accessories from TJ Maxx, Home Goods or Marshalls