When I posted on FB asking for people's ideas for cheap (free would be better) ways to update our kitchen, everyone asked for pics. So! Here there are. And here's a link to the Pinterest board where I'm keeping track of my ideas so far. We're not replacing the cabinetry at all, but I do plan to paint it-- I bought a priming "system" that's supposed to cover laminate so you can paint with regular latex on top. New hardware and a tile backsplash might possibly be in the budget, too, especially if we can find the materials at the Habitat ReStore.
And by the way, I'm not responsible for that moldy green color on the walls... It was here when we bought the house.
It's really this "dropped ceiling" lighting that has me down in the dumps.
It looks so dated and makes the kitchen feel cave-like. It seems like there ought to be some sort of easy fix to update this...
I'm thinking that perhaps something like this might be our best option... CHeap and easy-- no major construction changes.
I'm only worried about the deep soffats making the cabinets look so squatty. If you glance back up at the pics of mine above, you can see that there's not really room for nice nice trim along the top edge...
Any way. This is where we're at so far. Any ideas?