Since we just bought a house, I thought it’d be fun to play along with SUWYL using the pictures from the realtor site.
For those of you not familiar with my blog - we recently “relocated” to the Big City from the suburbs to be closer to my husband’s office. We fell in love with a more established part of the city, and ended up buying an older home here. It sits in a fabulous neighborhood and is districted for great schools. As a whole - I love the bones of the house and it’s potential. It’s fairly updated, but it will need a bit of work. (Nothing major, thank heavens!) Some things we’ll do before we move in, others will be more long-term projects.
So here’s my soon-to-be new kitchen. Again - these pictures are straight from the realtor site and reflect the seller’s decorating choices, not mine. Not that they’re awful, they’re just not at all me. So when I look at these pictures I see the Potential… Not the As-Is :)
Obviously the first thing we’ll do is repaint those bright yellow walls! (Probably a neutral color.) I’d also like to replace the backsplash with subway tile (not sure on the time-frame) and I’m toying with the idea of painting the cabinets darker and maybe even resurfacing the doors.
Suburbia spoiled me with a huge kitchen outfitted with stainless steel appliances. I’ll miss that :( We’ll definitely update these to stainless steel and gas, it will just be a gradual thing. But YAY for double ovens, granite counter tops and a kitchen sink window :)
The breakfast area. Again - hate the yellow, but I love the big window looking out on to the backyard (new curtains are a given) and the fact that the light fixture is up-to-date.
The pros to this kitchen is that it’s a decent size for a home built in this era and of course, it has the same beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors that are throughout the first floor. I don’t see a total “kitchen-gut” in the near future, but I think a little paint, a few cabinet updates, and of course new appliances will make all the difference in the world in making this kitchen, MY kitchen :)