Oak cabinets, oak floors, and giant oak trees out the windows kept this kitchen in the dark. See how a creative home makeover helped bring in the light.
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The preparation area of the kitchen had a poor flow and needed an update to better utilize the large space.
Moving a wall back 24 inches made room for a new base cabinet -- perfect for a serving station -- and added smart storage. On the back door, two shades of paint give the illusion of raised panels.
Color and pattern amp up the style in this dining area. Black French doors add drama. A tufted rug and grommet-studded geometric curtains introduce pattern. Pairing a classic farmhouse table with modern laminate chairs makes for a country-meets-city vibe.
The fireplace mantel art helps set the mood in this dining area. Swap out these casual, nature-influenced pieces with different decor accents based on the event or season.
The contrast between old and new, country and city, makes a space interesting. This artwork, inspired by an apple snack, is reverse cut from yellow crafts paper and glued to foam-core board -- for less than $10.