We were inspired by this Houzz article, titled appropriately…Don’t Nix It, Fix It. As your Columbus, Ohio home improvement company, we couldn’t agree more! Some times clients think that a total overhaul might be needed but as the article points out, get a total evaluation before coming in and getting rid of everything!
From the article: One of the first things they usually want to do is rip out the entire kitchen and start over. But LaMonte recommends patience before calling in the demolition crew. If a client is satisfied with the layout and if the materials are of good quality, a whole lot of rehabbing rather than replacing can take place at a fraction of the cost. A recent kitchen makeover for a family in Atlanta is a prime example of what can happen when you keep the good and transform the rest.
BEFORE: The original kitchen was built in the1990s and included upper wood cabinets painted yellow, lower cabinets in a dark stain and a checkerboard-patterned tile backsplash.
AFTER: LaMonte says since the kitchen cabinets were constructed from a nice cherrywood, it would have been expensive and wasteful to replace them. “A lot of people want an all-white kitchen today and are willing to replace wood cabinets with white MDF,” LaMonte says. “But if the cabinets are in good condition, the less expensive and more environmentally wise decision is to spray-paint them white.”
The designer also kept the granite countertops. It would have been expensive to replace them. Instead they chose colors for the other materials that would better complement them.
The built-in desk was given a fresh coat of paint. The heavy iron pot rack was removed and replaced with two new pendant lights over each of the islands to help add light and balance to the space.
All of the home’s appliances other than the faucets remained. The doors concealing the refrigerator were also spray-painted white.
There are many options when it comes to kitchen renovations, you don’t necessarily have to REMOVE everything, and we can work with what you have to help create the “perfect” space!
We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio.
*photos found here, Designer Robin Lamonte/Rooms Revamped