The couple tore out the walls to combine the kitchen and the living room, installed completely new cabinetry, and replaced the countertops for a white kitchen that reflects the natural light from two large windows.
We turned it upside down since there isn't any open space above our cabinets. Then we installed floating shelves to give things a more modern cottage look.
The combination of open shelving above the sink and open cabinets was just too much, so the cabinet doors were put back on. :) Oh and I also painted the wall you see here a darker gray color, and painted the upper cabinets bright white.
They were already painted white, but they were in major need of a massive cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. Then we sanded and cleaned each cabinet door and all of the cabinets inside and out.
After two coats of paint, in Behr's swiss coffee, and new hardware and hinges, in a brushed nickle finish, they were looking like this.
I thought that adding simple trim to the fronts would really dress them up and make them look more expensive than they are.
Adding trim to cabinet doors has obviously been done before.
Definitely an improvement but still lacking the character I was going for.
The more I looked at the scalloped piece above the sink, the more I disliked it.
So we turned it into an arch instead in an attempt to make it look a little more updated.