Could you please suggest color palette for my kitchen I plan to renovate. As it's such a small space I'm in favor
White seems great, will keep it light. Not clear what all you're planning to change -- just cabinet color? also counters and/or paint?
If your kitchen/dining area flows into your living room, it's important to have one harmonious look through the room. The smaller the spaces, the more important keeping the same look becomes.
That said, if you post some photos of the rest of your space and furniture, we'll do our best to assist you.
Kiwi Kitchen Makeover Help
ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE WITH MY LONG DARK HALLWAY
Awkward bathroom - needs a complete makeover and new layout. Ideas?
Kitchen help please
I plan to remove cupboard and move the fridge at the end to extend the counter space and put new cabinets up to the ceiling. Still thinking maybe to replace existing rangehood and put new cabinet with rangehood undermount? Benchtop will be replaced by new engineered one.
This is an open space with small dining area with round marble table and slimline chairs with quite a big window that will have venetian blinds replaced by PDC ice white. Living area will be painted in same white neutral but new TV Stand, coffee table and sectional sofa are yet to be purchased.
WThanks W Brown agree microwave is moving into lower cabinet.
I wouldn't change the vent hood unless you simply don't like the style. You won't gain much usable storage space by replacing it. You might want to replace the backsplash. A wall to window back splash that extends to the ceiling would be nice. If you do that in the same color as your walls, the over all look will be that of more space and a nice texture change in wall surface.
Moving the refrigerator to the end of that wall is a good idea. Your new upper cabinets should start at the wall and continue over the top of the refrigerator to the ceiling the entire length. Again, this will give the illusion of more space. The hallway side of the refrigerator could be either dry walled or a floor to ceiling panel matching your new cabinets. The determining factor isn't really price, but the look you want from the door way on entering and from the living area. If you choose to do a panel that matches your cabinets, I would have the panel cover the end of that wall floor to ceiling. That would make a single surface and be a sleeker look from both sides, once again the illusion of more space.
What color are your new cabinets going to be?
Is bench top the counter top? What is it now?
Do you hate the green? Because I would suggest living with it for a little while and determining what you like/don't like in terms of functionality.
That is a large pantry, but looks like it will have to hold dry food and dishes, maybe cleaning products too. Not sure I would want to lose that storage square footage. Fridge is small for a family, fine for most couples.
Counterspace looks more than adequate for one cook.
Would you consider an intermediate update before going all out? I would go to IKEA and get some 24" deep shiny white cabs to go about the pantry and fridge.
Then stack two 12" wall cabs in the same finish where the count micro is, but shim them out 6" for easy access. Maybe the lower cab cab be open for the micro.
i would try to convert an existing lower to a trash pull out.
But I can't tell what material or color your existing countertop is.
Your suggestions are really greatly appreciated. My town house unit is under complete exterior re-cladding works, prompting quite substantial interior makeover (i.e installtion of ducted air con, replacing wall to wall carpet with timber upstairs, and tiles in open space downstaris, replacing creamy wall paper will be replaced with neutral white paint. So my green kitchen with creamy formica counter (bench) top should go. I don't hate green simply had egounh of it after long 15 yeras! My small U shape kitchen is due for complete makeover, I think! I'll probably go with new cabinets (lower one for microwave) up to the ceiling, when move fridge at the end I'll go with panel with matching colour up to the ceiling, expanding counter top on the other side to the fridge. I guess that removal of the cupboard can be compesated with extension of the counter top so we can fit 3x drawer underneath and cabinets up to the ceiling can provide some useful storage space. Backsplash in same white palette or darker in contrast? Your kind ideas please!
I would keep the same white as your walls for the backsplash.
I would NOT put a microwave/rangehood over the stove. It creates a chokepoint where everyone's in each other's way at the stove and microwave (especially during party/dinner prep. And that space is tight enough anyway.
I think you are doing the right thing by eliminating the pantry. You are adding cabinets that will more than make up for it.
Any photos of U shape small kitchen in white that can inspire?
Here are some photos that I think are in line with what you have talked about.
I hope these inspire you!
Definetly great ideas.
In small spaces, doing light colors in different shades works well. I think white would look great for the cabinets, and help open the space. I would even look into some of the upper cabinets being glass front or door-less. With the marble table, and your desire to keep things nuetral, I would consider a light gray for the walls, something white or gray for the countertop, and a light colored backsplash in a linear pattern... Subway tiles 4x12 or 2x8. The space looks more on the modern side, so I would go for stainless hardware on the cabinets, longer pulls. I would add pops of color in things like vases, throw pillows, and art.
I actually like your kitchen. Paint the cabinets if you like.If you are planning to put that white stone on the wall, I would tile the entire area in the kitchen (all the way to the ceiling) and add 2 or 3 open floating shelves that wrap around the corner that's to the right of the stove.
www.gbmglass.com have great decorative tile backsplashes that will give a classy bold statement to your kitchen. They are very affordable and you can will have a hard time just picking out one. Good Luck, your kitchen will look great once you have finished the project.