Mini kitchen makeover

Posted on Wed, 14 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo


A lot of us know the problem. A new house, a perfectly serviceable but very tired kitchen, a limited budget and… well.. you know you really can’t justify a complete gut because even though those cabinets aren’t really your taste they are just too good to rip out and throw away. Sydney-sider Sarah from everydaythingsetc had just that problem and being a sensible woman she decided to work around what she had. After all even though she hated those oregon cupboards she knew that whatever she got to replace them, with her budget they would be nowhere near the quality. Paint the cabinets, new tile, a new benchtop (the old one was peeling away), more paint on the walls and done. Done in stages that is 🙂 Thanks for the pics Sarah.

Kate says:

oh my gosh, that brick!!!!
If it were mine, I would have left it…so much character-

looks good though

christine says:

I just love the cabinets! What a great makeover! Why are they called "oregon" cabinets — is that an Australian term?

rooth says:

Daang, she made those cabinets look good. And the tile is probably a lot easier to keep clean than the brick – but it's good to know she has the optionality!

Amalia says:

I thought she was going to leave the brick too – you can always cover them with clear, glass splash backs for easy maintenance, the white looks very fresh though. Love it.

Jessica says:

I love this transformation! How lucky that she already had a well-built and solid kitchen before moving in. I know my old apartment had to be completely gutted because the kitchen was made from falling-apart-particleboard! 🙁

Jess says:

the new kitchen is amazing!!

Mid Mod Tom says:

Well done, I'm sure even though it was 'mini' it wasn't cheap or easy. Every time I see a Dualit 4 slice toaster I lament having bought only the 2 slice mobel

onancyo says:

What a lovely transformation. I am so tired of people asking for "green" remodels and then tearing out perfectly good cabinets and tossing them in a dumpster! Well done.

Jamilla says:

I love the design. You had maximize the space and it looks like convenient to cook for foods. 🙂 Well done!

Joanne says:

Would love to know the color of the cabinets..Love it

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