We're excited to show you guys the final look of our Habitat for Humanity project house kitchen. This is probably the space that transformed the most (tied with the bathroom). I am fairly partial to kitchens, as you can probably guess. But even if you don't love cooking, like me, I do think a lot of activity still tends to happen in the kitchen—so it's an important space!
When we purchased this house, the kitchen had old, damaged linoleum floors with a small strip of carpet near the sink area. The dark wood cabinets where in good shape, but tended to make the space feel small, dark and somewhat cavelike (not my favorite atmosphere for preparing food). But the main issue was the countertops. They were old laminate with major cracks and missing pieces around the edges. This is not ideal for a working kitchen because water or food particles could easily seep into the damaged counters causing bad odors, bacteria growth and decay on the wood underneath. So we knew this was an issue that needed some updates.
For the countertops, we removed the old ones and replaced them with new wood countertops that we skim coated with concrete. This is a super inexpensive (for countertops, anyway) update that anyone, with any DIY skill level could complete. You can read how to complete that type of project here.
We also added a fresh coat of white paint to the cabinets and walls. We painted the back door (that leads to the laundry room) a soft mint color. We had a white subway tile backsplash added along with a new sink and faucet. I installed and painted the kitchen pegboard (similar project here) for extra pots and pans storage. And we also purchased Energy Star rated appliances as well.
Lots of little changes and a few big ones made this space feel so much brighter, cleaner and a lot more functional for the family that will one day move in here. We're SO happy with how the kitchen turned out in this house! Thanks for letting us share. xo. Emma, Elsie, and the ABM team.
Credits// Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy and Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions. Rug/Urban Outfitters and Pendant lights/IKEA.
Where is that green pot on the stove from? I know I’ve seen it at a store before and I totally want one!
What white paint did you use? So pretty!
How did you remove the scallop above the sink?
Great kitchen makeover! I like the mix of colours with the benchtop and underbench wall.
It’s Mino’s Eye by Valspar 🙂 -Jacki
Did I miss the source list for this one!? Beautiful! I love the door color and was hoping you could tell me the name and brand, and I love the little floor rug. Never thought of skin coating with concrete, awesome.
Wow. Those cement-skimmed countertops are gorgeous! Great job, guys!
Oh this is just so stunning.
I’m loving so much that soft turquese kitchen door.
I recognise that cooking pot – it’s from IKEA 😉
This looks properly amazing! Kudos for working with such a tricky space.
You gals are clever 🙂
Hey Emma, You did wonderful job for renovate the kitchen and looking stylish. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I love all the whiteness + subtle pops of color! Definitely my kind of kitchen! I’m definitely stealing the subway tile backsplash idea 😉
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Simply stunning remodel! I love how you brightened the room- I think the added light will make the lucky people who get to live hear very happy!
This looks amazing! Great makeover! 😀
I love how inviting this space is. The white cabinets really make it seem so much larger.
The kitchen is the part I was most excited to see. It turned out beautifully!
This is amazing! It looks like an entirely different space!
LOVE the pop of color on the door. All of it looks lovely. xo
This just looks so beautiful! <3