Here's the before. Meh. The dingy beige paint made the room feel dark and small, and even my realtor made fun of the ugly green laminate counter tops. Don't you want to send that counter back to the '90s, where it belongs (along with verdigris finishes and ragged walls)?
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|Um, ignore the wonky copper wire! We haven't reconnected the water to the ice maker yet.|
I was so excited to share the kitchen, I didn't realize how stupid that would look in pictures. Oops.
Minor details can make a big impact, and I think it's important to note that the same paint was used on the backsplash and the ceiling. It draws the eye up (and up!) and makes the room look taller and feel bigger. Also, I replaced the old light bulbs with GE Reveal bulbs, which give off a brighter, prettier color of light. I think good lighting is overlooked too often. But it's so easy to change, and relatively cheap! Compare the room's general brightness in the Before and After pics, and I think you'll see a huge difference.
|Pfister Harbor Two Handle Faucet|
Thanks for looking, and let me know if you have any questions about what we did.
I really, really, really don't mind talking about paint colors and stuff.