Open Kitchen Cabinets – A Huge Money Saver and a Great Look January 4, 2012
Updating a kitchen can cost a “boat load” of money, if you’re not careful. I’ve heard stories of the $100,000 kitchen and beyond. In many cases, homeowners update their homes far more than they’ll ever recoup when they go to sell, which is unfortunate. Then, there are those that never plan to sell and can afford all the “bells and whistles” and I say go for it!
If I were moving into a first home, or wanted to update the one I had, without breaking the bank, I’d remove the cabinet doors, fill the screw holes and paint the shelves. There are so many possibilities, when you consider this option and in an especially small kitchen, open cabinets will make the space feel larger.
Natural wood can always be used for a more organic look. I love the big black and white photo in the kitchen above. The flooring looks rather dated, but a crisp black and white striped runner brings it all up to date. All of these choices allow for the homeowner to sink most of their money into some heavy-weight appliances. Not a bad trade off!
Then, there’s white, which is always a pleaser. You really can’t go wrong with this choice.
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