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jiggabug's picture

Hi Everyone!
I am new to the forums, but I have loved reading everyone's great ideas and input so far. I have just purchased a house with my husband - to- be and we have a kitchen that is nice and open. The problem is I would love to update it a bit. We do not have a lot of money to spend on reno so I want to keep it as budget friendly as possible. For that reason, the floor and countertops have to stay. I have read the posts about taking out the oak trim (which as you can see has already been painted) and I love that idea! Does anyone else have any imput or ideas? Thanks so much!

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nicolet's picture

I suggest you also try to get Christmas-themed home furniture

jiggabug's picture

Thanks everyone for the great response. I love the table that was suggested, that is right on tract with what I was thinking. The blinds from IKEA would also look really great in there. I will keep everyone updated on what we decided to do. I am glad boxing day is coming up soon - hopefully we will find some great deals!

Decor-ista's picture

Hi there,

I like the grey and white that is going on in the room so far. It's very on trend. I have a few suggestions for you to think about,,,

remove the vertical blinds and replace with a metal rod and curtains in a bold pattern - I saw this one on the ikea website - something like this would be great.

remove that joiner bar over the sink, and the blinds, and hang a roman blind in the same pattern as the curtain panels

the kitchen table and chairs are too heavy and are competing with the modern look of your cabinets. I hate to say it, but, you should consider replacing that set (you can sell it on craigslist) and put that money towards a table and chairs. Again, I would recommend Ikea for the price point, you could do the Gilbert chairs with just a plain rectangle wood table (maybe stain one of the pine ones in a grey wash). put a large area rug under the set.

Also agree with the others in some new lighting, the chandelier over the table is too high by the way.

hope that gives you some ideas!

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