How I Personalized a Flipped Kitchen

You hear it all the time, “Kitchen’s sell houses.” For me, this could not be more true! The first time I walked into our house and saw the kitchen, I was sold. I loved the large island, the beautiful granite counter tops and the cool glass subway tile backsplash. The large picture window in the front of the house combined with the windows on the opposite wall flood this room with afternoon sunlight. There were so many things to love about the kitchen, except for one thing.

It felt very plain and very standard, which is to be expected since our house was flipped. The flippers did a great job however, they doubled the size of the original kitchen by knocking down the wall that separated the living room and the kitchen, giving it the open concept that J and I both wanted.

You may be asking yourself, “how does she know what the kitchen looked like before she moved in?” The answer to your question is, the internet, duh! I googled our house to see if I could find any pictures because I knew that it was a flipped house. Well, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on these before and after shots.

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*Please note, we did not complete these renovations. The house was like this when we moved in, but I wanted to show you how taking down one wall really transforms this entire house!*

Looking at these two pictures, I still cannot believe it is the same room, but I swear its the same room! They knocked down the wall with the fridge on it, extended the cabinets down the wall with the window and added a large island. Not to mention, removed the wallpaper and painted the entire house yellow.

Which leads me into what we did to the kitchen to make it ours! First things first was the paint! We decided to go with a grey-beige color (more grey than beige) for the kitchen, living room and hallway to the bedrooms. We went with Repose Gray by HGTV Sherwin Williams at Lowes. It is a great neutral color that blends very well with the darker cabinets and the light granite. You can see the paint color here!

After adding some furniture pieces; bar cart and stools, a few decor pieces; centerpiece on the island and hammered silver canisters, and some bright colored appliances, this kitchen really feels like ours!

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Check out the paint color on the wall with our bar cart (here) and next to the back wall. As you can see, it’s makes the space very bright and open.
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We decided to go with the Ice Blue Kitchen Aid to bring some color into the space! We used the same shade of blue throughout the kitchen and living room.

 

Overall, I am very happy with the choices that we made to make this kitchen feel less standard and more personal. We still have a few things to complete, like adding some decor on the wall with the bar cart, but for now it feels perfect.

Ta-ta for now friends! As always, I would love to hear from you below in the comments!

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