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November 11, 2012
witterj wrote:
Do you have any ideas how I can update my kitchen that is oak? - My house is oak and so is my kitchen. I have a large island that is also oak. Do you have any ideas on how to update my kitchen. I am thinking about painting the top cabinets white and staining my island black and leaving the bottom cabinets oak to tie into the rest of the house?
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Start by painting those cabinets and changing hardware. it looks like the island is already painted black. If so, leave it and paint the cabinets a creamy white. Consider removing the canisters and pitchers above the hood. These make the space look dated. Add a couple simple updated pieces instead. I think backsplash and counters will look better against the creamy cabinets. Good luck!
    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 3:12PM
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I agree with a couple of the suggestions mentioned before my comment. Not to sound redundant, but I too would paint or replace (if budget allows) the wall and base cabinets to white and leave the black island. I've done this in a recent kitchen and it looks beautiful, however no pics! I believe the golden oak color in your granite (I think) countertops gives off those warm hues you could use to tie to the rest of the oak house. It could also possibly still tie in with your flooring even though I can't see it in the picture. Also, I agree to updating the backsplash to give a clean look to accompany the black and white classic theme. Happy updating/remodeling!
    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:58AM
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