How do upgrade this dated kitchen?
Hello, I purchased an older home and had to upgrade everything!!! The last project that desperately needs updating is my kitchen and pantry. I’ve been researching pot drawers and think they would be amazing. I have a decent sized pantry but it’s dark and not easily accessible as the foods get crammed behind in the blind spots (see attached photos 1 &2). I was thinking about tearing out some of the Sheetrock and replacing the door and new opening with a barn door that would create easier access to everything. Next, I have double ovens but they are small ones (24”). I would like to tear out the existing space to enlarge the opening for 30” ovens. (Photo 3 attached). Lastly, my countertops are very dated (photo 4). Like most people, I would love to have granite countertops. However, my budget is shot from all the other updates. I’m very good with my hands, can design, build, tile and paint. (I was a professional artist and art teacher for 30 years) so maybe I could find an alternative like painting a faux finish and tiling the backsplash. The cabinets are pretty good but I really need help with the other problems of functionality and upgrades. I would love to be a success story showing off my transformation and how-to-diy on Hometalk. Thank you so much for reading and any suggestions. God Bless, Kasie