When my husband first took me to look at this house, I thought this was one of the darkest kitchens I had ever been in, despite the large pass through cut in the wall. However, it was more than twice the size of my previous kitchen, and I had always wanted an island to sit at with barstools. (Always something to be grateful for!) Structurally, we didn’t change much, just closed in the pass through window, and opened up the doorway that lead to the dining room. Then we painted the cabinets, put in laminate flooring, and added some more light fixtures.
So much brighter right?! My husband peeled off the laminate of the countertops and mixed concrete dyed black to spread over it, then we sealed it. It won’t be as durable as replacing the countertops, but it was only a $50 change, and we could handle that!
The appliances were my surprise gift from my husband for believing in his vision for the house, and being patient with the work. 😉 He’s the best and I love the double oven!
We basically sat at the barstools for 5 months while our living room was under construction, but thankfully we prioritized the kitchen being finished before we had to move in.
Even though I still feel like it is lacking in the layers of charm category, I feel so blessed to be able to cook for my family in a brighter, happier kitchen!