This is the final installment of our kitchen renovation (for now!). You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.
Since we moved in in May, we’ve been making small changes to our kitchen. We decided to keep the cabinets, appliances and layout, and changed the counters, sink, lighting, and paint.
The final big step in a basic kitchen renovation that saved over $100,000 was painting the cabinets. Last week was that week. My favorite painters from Charlotte were kind enough to drive to our new home and take on this project.
They removed all the doors and drawer fronts and sprayed the cabinets and doors, islands and built-ins with ‘Lacquer Paint’ in my favorite quiet neutral ‘Gossamer Veil’ (I know is just that!). They painted the walls extra white and even the trim is gossamer veil (same in our foyer, same in the last house).
Only the ceiling remains. Remove and patch old lighting. I have freely photoshopped out the lights in a few photos, just for myself. takes.
Painting took about 5 days and cost about $4,500 (plus extra gas and tip).
I used extra white on the walls, but I can’t describe the difference in paint in the kitchen. It’s quiet, calm, bright, and finally feels like America.
On the left, during the shoot (I painted the walls myself to match the color of the cab when I moved in, so I didn’t have too many shades of yellow and brown), and on the right, after. MLS list below…
Same view today…
Here are some photos from the listing combined with photos taken today on a very sunny morning. Enjoy the dots because you probably had to move the disco ball to the window.
There is “charcoal” soapstone on the island, but you can see how gorgeous its green color is when the sun hits it. “They” say all soapstone is technically green, but I wasn’t sure how much I would like it. It shows up in a small way in many rooms (hello, fireplace surrounds and exterior shutters) and works well with gossamer veil, which has a slight green undertone.