But we haven't done much to the kitchen itself ever since we moved here in 2003. I painted the walls last year from white to green. Through the years, we replaced our white appliances to stainless steel. In 2007, hubby changed the floor from vinyl to laminate.
Here's the before picture of our kitchen. If you're wondering about the missing door and drawer, I took it off and tried degreasing it.
Our sink and faucet also needed help. The laminate countertop was stained from years of use. We're not the slovenly sort, but time really does takes its toll on a house.
As a final touch, we added backsplash. Peel and stick backsplash, that is. Worth a pretty penny. I kept reading about Smart Tiles online. When I showed it to hubby, he liked how it looked. I considered this and this, only to realize that with green walls, something greenish in the tile would look consistent. Muretto Eco fit the bill. Even better, it was on sale for $3.55 per sheet!
Hubby installing the Smart Tiles. It was really an awesome find.
Here's how our kitchen looks like now - the after picture.
There you have it! We rejuvenated the vibe of our kitchen. What used to be blah boring now looks modernized.
From this. . .
. . . to this!
I love it!
I love how changes like paint, a new countertop, sink, faucet coupled with peel and stick tiles made such a gorgeous difference.
What do you think of this home update?