Updated: Oct 29
Sometimes a full reno isn't in the books or you’re still happy with the cabinetry you have but want to update the style. Maybe your kitchen doesn’t necessarily need a whole facelift, but a fresh new outfit can do just the trick. Here are some smaller projects you can do to spruce up your current kitchen!
Update the handles
Cabinet hardware comes in standard dimensions and we have a variety of styles that can easily be switched with what you have without having to drill new holes in your cabinet doors.
There are a variety of materials available for kitchen countertops. Some beautiful laminate prints look just like real granite, or you can upgrade to the real thing! Quartz is another popular and durable choice, especially for the trendy marble look. You don't have to buy a full kitchen to buy new counters from us!
Backsplash is a great way to tie everything together and add subtle or even bold patterns and colours. Our designers can help you choose from a variety of styles that will really personalize your kitchen.
Paint & Trim
Choosing new colours can be a lot of fun and there are many combinations that can be coordinated with the existing materials in your space. Whether you want a feature wall, just a fresh coat, or a new look for your baseboards & mouldings, we offer design services to help you choose a palette that will give your kitchen a whole new look.
Décor & Textiles
Once you’ve decided on a new palette, you can introduce colour and texture with new towels or small kitchen appliances and decorative accessories. Did you know we sell Blinds by Vertican too? Window treatments are another functional way to dress up your kitchen.
Here are some examples of how we might style some of the more recognizable outdated cabinetry from the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
You can brighten up a honey oak kitchen with lighter countertops and backsplash. Really make the natural oak pop by using complimentary colour palettes that include cool tones to contrast the warmth of the wood. To the left we’ve chosen Calacatta Gold & Desert Silver from Silestone for countertop options and added new pewter handles from liberty hardware with a traditional flair that stay true to the style of the kitchen. The picket shaped Crayon tiles from Ames in white adds interest without challenging the more pronounced grain of the oak cabinetry. For accent colours we have chosen Benjamin Moore Newburg Green (HC-158) and the upcoming colour of the year for 2021, Aegean Teal (2136-40), which can be used for wall colours or even as inspiration for textiles and décor.
To modernize a kitchen with a darker stained wood you can swap out your nickel hardware for something more industrial in a darker tone. Lose the laminate and upgrade to a quartz countertop in a concrete finish to add some texture. Pair with a bold neutral backsplash to tie it all together, then add a splash of colour to keep it on trend. For the selections to the right we chose Lunar White and Meteor Gray quartz from Omnia. Clean line black handles from Richelieu and the Diesel Living tiles from Ames give us even more of an industrial feel with a unique and modern version of the common subway tile. Deep reds and forest greens really come to life against this palette and can be brought in with florals, textiles and paint such as Topsoil (CC-692) from Benjamin Moore we have featured here.
We would love to help you fall in love with your kitchen again or design a whole new one! Give us a call for all of your cabinetry needs!
- Amy Tokarchuk, Rosehill Woodcrafters Sales and Design Consultant