Small Condo Kitchen Makeover

Mara Greenwald
by Mara Greenwald
My condo kitchen was very standard: wood cabinets, dark green laminate countertops, no hardware, no backsplash. I haven't looked at those before pictures in a while. I really hate those countertops.
Kitchen: before
At first, the plan was to paint the cabinets white and add Subway tile, thinking I could always update the countertops later. I was lucky to find some great granite on sale and I was sold. I had to update the sink as well, choosing an undermount option that fit within my setup and gave me more depth, even though it was slightly less wide.
I did this work when I first closed on my condo, before I moved in. I had someone who was painting the whole condo. He also painted the cabinets and installed the Subway tile.
It's so much lighter now. I love the white.
I have a back door that leads to the back building hallway (back exits, storage, laundry room, etc.). It was ugly and looked almost as though it belonged in an industrial building vs. a home. I gave it a fresh coat of Behr Cool Jazz and love the color.
For sources and more photos, please check out my blog: http://www.designevolving.com/2014/12/30/condo-kitchen-updates/
Mara Greenwald
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  • Cindy Cindy on May 15, 2015
    good going! I love it, you should be proud of yourself :)

  • Cathy C Cathy C on May 15, 2015
    I like the before almost as much as the after. The before really needed drawer and cabinet pulls/handles though. You did a Great job! I am looking at a stove that is very similar to yours, but electric not gas. I love the stainless and black combo on appliances.

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