Bright + Airy Kitchen (on a budget!)
Now that demo is over, the fun part begins ... First up is the tiny galley kitchen. When I first entered the house, the kitchen was dated, unattractive and not very functional. (see pics below)
To brighten up the small space, I went with a white shaker style for both the upper and lower cabinets. I originally wanted to use a darker paint color on the lower cabinet, but since the floors are dark (and they were brand new) I decided to keep it white.
I chose a beautiful brass semi flush mounted light to coordinate with the cabinet hardware and faucet. (btw this light is a STEAL at only $113!) For over the sink, I chose a similar glass fixture (also a budget find at only $57.) While I don’t normally think it’s necessary to keep the same finishes for the light fixture, hardware and faucet, I wanted to keep everything cohesive since the kitchen is so small.
In an effort to make the most of the space, I’m adding a few small open shelves on the right side of the window. The cabinet that was previously there was tiny and in my opinion, unnecessary. But really ... I just wanted an excuse to use open shelving!
The backsplash was a tough decision for me because I had so many ideas. I ended up choosing a white brick tile. The brick feels so beautiful and timeless to me. I love the way the texture plays on the softness of the all white kitchen.
As for the window covering, I chose a simple woven blind to add a natural element.
Stay tuned for pictures of the finished product!